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SPOTLIGHT

Convention Registration Open NOW! 

Back for the first time since 2007, OAR brings you an exciting, jam-packed Convention at Sunriver Resort full of education, information, and must-see national speakers. Learn about industry trends, polish your business practices, visit the trade show, and network with friends and colleagues at numerous events.  For only $99, you get access to over 15 hours of CE, education, and more. Don’t miss the stampede! Register NOW ›


QUORUM CALL

Oregon Senate Votes to Preserve Access to Seller Financing

Yesterday, Wednesday, May 22nd,  House Bill 2856-A passed the Senate floor with a unanimous vote of the members present. This legislation now heads for the Governor's desk to be signed into law. Introduced at the request of the Oregon Association of REALTORS®, this legislation would allow an individual to offer or negotiate up to 3 mortgages in a 12-month period on residential properties they own without having to obtain a mortgage loan originators license. This legislation would still require compliance with all of the current consumer protection laws found in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Truth in Lending Act.

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Oregon REALTORS® in Washington D.C.

This past week, more than 50 Oregon REALTORS® spent time in Washington D.C. at the NAR Mid-Year Meetings. Below are the key federal legislative issues that were shared during meetings with Oregon’s Congressional Delegation:

Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA Program
Preserve Homeownership Tax Policies
Restructure Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and Encourage the Return of Private Capital

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LEGAL HOTLINE

Pursuing the Buyer's Acknowledgment
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Q: We are representing the seller. We have a closed deal and after repeated requests to the buyer's broker, we still do not have a buyer's acknowledgment on the sale agreement. Will this lack of acknowledgment be acceptable to the Real Estate Agency if we get audited? Read Answer ›

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Oregon Housing Stats May 2013
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Oregon Housing Statistics Now Available from NAR

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has compiled key housing statistics for your local congressional district, as well as an overview of the state. Find out total owner-occupied units versus rentals, median household income, home purchases by household income, home purchases by type of loan, and much more. All stats are from 2011 -- the most recent data available. Click here for the interactive map to access information for your region.

Beating the MID Drum

Eva Sanders, 2013 OAR President, and Sue Curths, 2013 Salem Association of REALTORS® President, submitted a powerful op-ed to the Statesman Journal on the value of the mortgage internet deduction. Click here to read the full article > 

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Membership on the Rise!

Good news!  OAR membership has risen for the first time since 2007, giving a quantifiable proof point of the market’s improvement.  Now at 12,579 total members (12,278 REALTORS®), that’s a 2.33% increase over last year.  While not much yet, the trend is heading in the right direction!

New OAR Office Address

We’ve officially moved and are busy getting settled into our smaller, more efficient space. The PO Box address is still valid, but please make note of our new suite number for packages or dropping by: 
      Oregon Association of REALTORS®
      2110 Mission St. SE #230
      Salem, OR 97302
 


EDUCATION

REA Board of Directors Meeting

Get an in-depth look at how the Oregon Real Estate Agency works and earn 3 hours of CE in process! Plus... it includes lunch!
Monday, June 3   •   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pendleton - Hamley Steakhouse (2nd Floor)
Cost: $15 (includes lunch!)
CE: 3 hrs Real Estate Law & Regulation

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Dos & Don'ts for Today's Real Estate Licensees

Real Estate Agency division managers will keep you out of trouble as they discuss complaints, investigations & Oregon laws.
Monday, June 3   •   1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pendleton - Hamley Steakhouse (2nd Floor)
Cost: $25
CE: 3 hrs Real Estate Law & Regulation

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e-Licensing Training

What IS e-Licensing? How do I benefit from it? How does it work? Learn how to navigate the system easily and gain tips and tricks!
Tuesday, June 4   •   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pendleton - Hamley Steakhouse (2nd Floor)
Cost: FREE!
CE: 2 hrs Real Estate Law & Regulation

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Columbia Gorge & Eastern Oregon Town Hall Meeting

Join OAR for an information sharing session, including legal and legislative updates that affect you and your business! 
Wednesday, June 12   •   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pendleton - Hamley Steakhouse (2nd Floor)
Cost: FREE!
CE: 2 hrs Real Estate Law & Regulation

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Legislature & The Law Webinar

Get an in-depth look at potential threats to the real estate industry, how they would change current law and practices, and what OAR is doing to protect your business interests! 
Thursday, June 13   •   11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online Webinar 
Cost: $19/location
CE: 1 hr Real Estate Law & Regulation

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The CE Shop

Save 15% during the month of May when you complete your continuing education requirements ONLINE! Just enter MAY15 at check-out at check-out to receive your discount!

 

Enroll today: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com.
   (Promotion ends 5/31/13)

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EVENTS

Spend your time with OAR

The HOME Foundation awarded $104,500 in 2012, (totaling almost half a million dollars since the program’s inception in 2004!) to Oregon non-profits dedicated to issues that are important to everyone in the real estate community, such as the creation of affordable housing, homebuyer assistance and education and homeowner education fairs. Help us continue this great work by coming out to two fundraising events for this great cause!   

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Linda Swift wins FREE State Dues for a YEAR!

Congratulations to Linda Swift of Prudential Real Estate in Roseburg, OR. She was randomly selected from over 800 responses to the OAR Membership Survey last week to win payment of her State Association dues for a year!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us feedback. Your responses will be put to good use to redesign our website and help us improve our member services.

Linda Swift


FEATURED SPONSOR

Atta way, Directors Mortgage!

Directors Mortgage is soaring to the top! They are one of the 6th Annual Taste of Portland's Premier Sponsors – the highest level! Having shown their support for homeownership in Oregon, Directors Mortgage looks out for you AND your clients. Thank you!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National, Oregon, or local associations of REALTORS® will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by Oregon REALTOR® PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until Oregon REALTOR® PAC reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the Oregon REALTOR® PAC reaches its RPAC goal, your entire contribution will be used to support state and local candidates. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. ORS 316.102 provides for a credit against state taxes of up to $50 per individual or $100 per joint return for contributions to political committees.
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