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Golf Tournament Scores Big for HOME Foundation  

HOME Foundation VideoThe 4th Annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament (a sold out event!) was a big success, raising over $45,000 for this great charity. It was a beautiful day and golfers and sponsors alike had a great time while contributing to the fund.


Since its inception in 2004, the HOME Foundation has granted over $500,000 to Oregon non-profits dedicated to issues that are important to everyone in the real estate community, such as the creation of affordable housing and homebuyer assistance and education. Watch this new, five minute video to learn more about YOUR CHARITY!


Call-For-Action: Protect & Preserve Nationwide Homeownership!

It only takes a few short seconds! Respond and tell Congress to preserve and protect incentives important to the real estate market! The United States Senate has adopted a “Blank Slate” approach that initially eliminates every provision in the tax code, including those that encourage real estate ownership and investment. 


REALTORS® need to ACT NOW to protect incentives important to the real estate market, such as the mortgage interest and property tax deductions.


When approaching tax reform, Congress should be careful not to inflict adverse consequences on either the economy or the unique legacy that homeownership and real estate investment have contributed to the prosperity of our country.



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Legal Practicalities of DocuSign

Q: The use of DocuSign has allowed us to sit with our clients and have them sign all documents electronically via tablet, etc. If we immediately email them a copy of what they have signed but don't provide a hard copy due to not having a printer handy, are we violating any legal rules? Read Answer »

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Housing Market

Housing Recovery Continues with
Steady, Positive Momentum

Click here for another informative housing market update from Jeremy Starr, John L. Scott broker/owner from Eugene and your Regional Vice President from NAR Region 12.

NAR BOD Votes to Give REALTOR.com More Flexibility

In breaking news from the first special BOD meeting since 1996, NAR directors yesterday gave the go-ahead for realtor.com to have more direct competition with third party sites. Read more »

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Your Association Needs YOU!

Do you have a passion for politics? A brain for business issues? Enthusiasm for education? Whether you’ve been involved before or not, now is a great time to get involved by volunteering to serve on an OAR committee! Click here to get more information on the full list of OAR Committees to find the right spot for you.

Foreclosure Resources to Benefit Your Clients

As a REALTOR® you likely frequently meet homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes, but do not know where to turn for help.  Many homeowners do not realize that Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), the state’s housing agency, has created a website called OregonHomeownerSupport.gov, which offers free foreclosure prevention program information and referral


Great Dental Care For Less!

Introducing Willamette Dental Group: the new, alternative dental plan available to all members starting Aug. 1. With better benefits at a lower cost, this is a great Association benefit for you as an independent contractor. Rates are guaranteed through Dec. 31, 2014 so the sooner you sign-up, the more you save. Click here for more information and to enroll: www.oregonrealtors.org/dental



Summer Scheduling

It’s summertime and the education calendar is accordingly light due to traditionally low attendance at this time of year. So, enjoy the beautiful weather and hopefully a little time off while gearing up for Fall (especially all the great education available at Convention!) when things get back into full swing.

PodcastOAR Fall Convention

For only $99, you have access to over 15 hours of top-notch speakers and education (including CE!), all within a day and a half in beautiful Sunriver. Bring the family! Make it the last getaway of the summer season! We hope to see you there!
Take a listen to this teaser from our opening keynote speaker »

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6 Hours of Real Estate Agency CE in Portland

Together with the Oregon Real Estate Agency, the Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® is bringing 6 LIVE hours of CE education to Portland on August 5th. Sign-up today to reserve your seat for this day chock-full of useful information, knowledge, and tips and tricks to stay out of trouble!

Register now!  
Monday, August 5, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. OREA Board Meeting (Free!)
1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Dos & Don'ts for Today's Real Estate Licensees & eLicense Training ($25) 


The CE Shop

Reminder: 1 Week Left for July Savings!
You can conveniently complete your CE requirements online to save time and money. Get 15% OFF by enrolling in online CE with The CE Shop through the end of the month. Just enter JULY15 at check-out to receive your discount!


Enroll today: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com
   (Promotion ends 7/31/13)

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We want to see you here!

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Be there or be... HUNGRY! Hope to see you there to help raise money for OAR's own HOME Foundation.
Get your tickets!
While you're already in Sunriver for the OAR Convention, get one last round in for the season.
Tee off here!
Don't miss the STAMPEDE - 
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Round up your posse & register!
What's the secret to earning more money? Register & attend the 2013 REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 8-11 in San Francisco.


Happy trails!

With great regret, Bob McClung (Principal Broker – Bend) recently resigned his position as 2013 OAR President-Elect to focus fully on an exciting new career opportunity. A special election process is being undertaken by the Board of Directors to culminate in the installation of the new 2014 President at the OAR Convention in Sunriver. 
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Fidelity National Title Wins!

FidelityFidelity National Title's continued support of the OAR HOME Foundation was honored this year in their win for “Best Hole Sponsor” at the 4th Annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament. With an Americana theme featuring a classic truck, corn hole game, delicious food and drink, and the KP contest for the course, golfers truly didn’t want to leave it. Thanks, Fidelity! This great event was made all the better by your committed participation and spirit of fun.



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