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Don't miss the STAMPEDE TO SUCCESS! 

Register now for the 2013 OAR Convention in Sunriver, September 25 – 28. Only $99 (plus lots of other add-on activities to mix and mingle!) Check out the trailer and register TODAY ›


Oregon REALTORS® Preserve Access to Seller Financing

On June 4, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2856-Enrolled into law. As a result, individuals now have the ability 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. Compliance with all of the current consumer protection laws found in Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Truth in Lending Act are still required and a maximum of 8 loans can be carried at one time.


At the request of the Oregon Association of REALTORS®, this legislation successfully navigated the legislative process unanimously.

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REALTORS® Protect Property Management Exemption from Construction Contractors Licensing

On June 13, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2524-Enrolled into law, which clarifies that a real estate licensee is exempt from a construction contractor’s license while performing work on a property the licensee manages. Originally, this legislation would have repealed the existing exemption and would have required a real estate licensee to get a construction contractor’s license when performing routine maintenance. The Oregon Association of REALTORS® successfully worked to educate legislators to protect the existing exemption for real estate licensees managing property.



Multiple Offers and the Short Sale Addendum

Q: I have a broker with a buyer that would like to make offers to purchase on multiple short sale properties. Is the language in the Short Sale Addendum strong enough to protect their interest and allow them to do this? I realize they have the right to cancel prior to receipt of the lender's consent. However, do they have to accept, or acknowledge that consent, before being bound to the contract? Read Answer ›

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Economic Conditions Reports

Jeremy Starr, John L. Scott broker/owner from Eugene and Regional Vice President from NAR Region 12, gives the highlights of the residential and commercial economic outlook. The future looks bright!

Changes to National Flood Insurance Program

The federal government is phasing out some flood insurance premium subsidies for certain properties. Learn about which properties are affected, why, and where to learn more.

Click here to learn more about NAR’s efforts to advocate on behalf of homeowners and REALTORS® in this important area.

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New NAR Ad Campaign

There’s a new NAR consumer advertising campaign in market now that highlights the need to get into the market due to the inventory shortage. Check it out here and look for it on a station in your area.

Fair Housing & Aid Animals

What are the laws around aid or therapy animals in housing? Find out here in this informative article from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon


Office Depot Member Savings

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Gain access to OAR’s group purchasing plan to get exclusive discounts on the office products you use every day. Best of all, there’s no fee to participate!


T-Mobile and OAR have partnered together to offer all members discounts on wireless voice, messaging, and data services.


June 24-28 is CRS Week & The Oregon Chapter is offering 4 FREE Webinars to everyone!

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FREE Media Training Webinar

Here's the scoop! Real estate is on fire and it's time that you are too! You must capture the opportunity when it presents itself, and NOW is that time! Video is here to stay and it is the match that will ignite your career. Your potential clients are watching video -- statistics prove it, and you know it's true. Video will have you standing apart from all the others.

Register today for your FREE media training webinar! 
  Webinar on Tuesday, June 25

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The CE Shop

Say HELLO SUMMER and SAVE 20% by enrolling in online CE with the CE Shop during the month of June. Just enter JUNE20 at check-out out to receive your discount!


Enroll today: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com
   (Promotion ends 6/30/13)

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So many activities, so little time!

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Be there or be... HUNGRY! Hope to see you there to help raise money for OAR's own HOME Foundation.
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While you're already in Sunriver for the OAR Convention, get one last round in for the season.
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What's the secret to earning more money? Register & attend the 2013 REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 8-11 in San Francisco.


Arousing the Buy-Curious!

Becki Saltzman, a PMAR member, has decided to parlay her 20+ years of real estate experience and Master’s degree in psychology into a way to incite people to achieve great real estate results; she’s written a book! “Arousing the Buy Curious: Real Estate Pillow Talk for Patrons and Professionals” is a story-filled, instructive, humorous, provocative real estate romp of a book. While it doesn’t officially launch until September, a few sample chapters are available here in the meantime.

Get a sneak peak at one of the book’s topics and learn how to create a brand video and incorporate it into your marketing mix in this FREE webinar hosted by Becki next Tuesday, June 25.Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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Stewart Title, you ROCK!

Stewart Title continues to show their support of homeownership by becoming a Corporate Sponsor at the 4th Annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament! With their help, we have been able to get Oregon families into homes year after year. OAR staff, members, affiliates, and friends thank you!

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