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Fewer listings and fewer sales is the theme for winter and spring for Portland in 2017 thus far. … It’s important to note that last years’ spring buying season was stronger than ever and we also do experience seasonal slowing of the market in the winter months prior to spring. What we’re experiencing may be the prelude to another bold move forward in home values or the beginning of the market cooling off a little.
Portland’s Mayor recently sounded off about Uber’s use of clever software to outfox regulators during the city’s pointless battle against ridesharing, referring to Uber’s regulator-detection-algorithm known as “Greyball”. Greyball was used to avoid fines against Uber drivers operating in Portland when the service was banned. However, for myself as an average citizen, I question the city’s ethics in keeping an improved service out. For me, it feels like local government was forcing citizens to live in the past using antiquated technology because ridesharing doesn’t fit the tax model. As such, the government demonstrated poor ethics and Greyball was a reasonable response by Uber.