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It's a CAN'T MISS opportunity:

  • 1.5 Days of Education!
     
  • Big Trade Show!
     
  • Networking Galore!
     
  • Fun in the Sun!
     
  • Make an Investment in Your Profession!

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QUORUM CALL

Protect Oregon's Housing Market:
Help Us Reach our Goal!

This year, more than 2,500 REALTORS® have already made a commitment to support Oregon’s housing market by investing in RPAC and have collectively raised $170,000 – just $15,000 short of our goal! Will you help us get there? Read More »

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LEGAL HOTLINE

Negotiating a Closing Extension

Q: I represent a buyer on a purchase scheduled to close today. Several days ago I drafted an addendum requesting the closing date be extended. My buyers signed and I forwarded the addendum onto the listing agent for the seller to sign. The listing agent won't return my calls or respond to the extension request. We just need a few days extra to get the loan documents to escrow. What should I advise my buyers? Read Answer »

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

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2013 Housing Pulse Survey Results

NAR recently released the results from its 2013 Housing Pulse Survey which shows improved consumer perception of the housing market. The survey, which measures consumers’ attitudes and concerns about affordable housing issues, found that people overwhelmingly believe that buying a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future. Read More » 

OREA Job Opportunity

The Oregon Real Estate Agency has an exciting job opportunity for individuals with accounting or financial auditing experience: Financial Investigator 1 (Investigator-Auditor). Preference may be given to candidates with a background in professional real estate, property management, escrow, or land development activities. Click here for full job description. 


Water Rights
Houses

New State Water Rights Online Resource

The State Water Resources Department offers a new website with a variety of online tools for accessing information about water rights. The Water Rights Information System (and mapping page) allows you to research the water rights for properties involved in real estate transactions.

Architectural Styles Explained

Are you an architectural guru? Know your Federal from a Cape Cod? Add some flair to your listings with accurate descriptions of home styles. Check out these photos and short descriptions for a quick primer to set yourself apart from the competition. 


FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT

Office Depot 3M Supplies Offer

It's a great time to buy 3M Post-it Easel Pads and Big Pads at Office Depot. Save 20% on Big Pads when you purchase by September 30 OR you can get a $25 Olive Garden or Red Lobster gift certificate on your $100+ purchase with qualifying documentation via mail.

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EDUCATION

Schedule of ClassesOAR Convention is GREAT DEAL for Education!

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. There won't be another opportunity this year to do so much "one-stop shopping." Register Online Button


September Webinar: Closing Disclosure Changes 

Be prepared for the changes resulting from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule for mortgage disclosures by learning:

  • Background of the proposed mortgage disclosure rule
  • Effects of the rule on closing disclosures
  • Changes to the closing forms
  • Our preparations for those changes
  • The rule's effects on you, your customers & the closing process

Date/Time:

Thursday, September 12  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Location:

Online Webinar

Cost:

$19/location

Register Online

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The CE Shop

It's About That Time!
Head Back to School by completing your CE requirements ONLINE! Get 20% OFF by enrolling in online CE with The CE Shop through the end of the month. Just enter AUG20 at check-out to receive your discount!

Enroll today: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com
   (Promotion ends 8/31/13)

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EVENTS

Taste of Portland Taste of Portland

Nibble, network, & nosh while helping Oregonians achieve the dream of HOMEownership. Bid on silent auction items while enjoying Oregon's finest treats and drinks at this one-of-a-kind event that directly benefits YOUR charity, the OAR HOME Foundation

Date:

Thursday, September 19

Time:

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Oregon Golf Club, West Linn

Get Your Tickets Today!


RPAC Golf Tournament Fall Convention NAR Convention

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.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

A Real REALTOR®

The OAR family lost a friend and colleague when George Haight (Hallmark Properties, Woodburn) passed away on July 27, 2013. Take a moment to pause and reflect on the life of one of your own. He was a great man and a great role model for volunteer involvement. 
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FEATURED SPONSOR

The Hasson Company Steps Up!

The Hasson Company has stepped up yet again in its support of OAR and the HOME Foundation. A major sponsor of this year’s Taste of Portland, the Hasson team understands the value this important REALTOR® charity provides to communities around the state and wants to make sure this event raises as much money as possible for affordable housing in Oregon.

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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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