WHITE CITY — The first phase of Auburn Estates, a development specifically designed to bring affordable housing to first-time home buyers, is ready.

WHITE CITY — The first phase of Auburn Estates, a development specifically designed to bring affordable housing to first-time home buyers, is ready.

Developer Lynn Nash LLC is offering three-bedroom, 21/2; bath homes starting at $159,900. Auburn Estates was designed by Skelton Straus and Seibert. Auburn Estates is on Antelope Road and 24th Street.

Tom Monson of Lynn Nash LLC said livability is enhanced with three open areas: one with playground equipment, one with picnic tables and one open area for other activities.

An open house is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4 and loan officers from Rogue Federal Credit Union will be on hand to provide free credit checks, offer credit counseling and help people qualify for their loans. Children's activities include crafts, face painting and free hot dogs. RFCU will give each child a $10 savings account and free membership just for coming to the event.

Lynn Nash is offering a free dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer and range hood for anyone who orders a home before the end of the year. For information, go to www.lynnnash.com or call Monson at 779-4456.

ASHLAND — Global import-export business 360 Interchange Inc. provided strand-woven bamboo flooring for a recent episode of "Living with Ed" on HGTV.

In the show, Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson visited an eco-remodel of a bedroom for a family that has made significant changes in their life to live more sustainably. The flooring from 360 Interchange was an integral component of the room's makeover, providing long-lasting durability from a rapidly-renewable resource, bamboo.

WHITE CITY — Martinez & Associates Investigations, a private investigation firm, has added Spanish-speaking interpreter Eric Jorgensen.

The firm, which also offers notary services and process serving, can be contacted at 538-9430.

Compiled from staff reports