Required Oregon Withholding on Real Property Conveyances
We’ve recently heard questions regarding the Oregon “sales tax” that is sometimes withheld as part of a property sale. Victor Epstein, CPA of The Epstein Group has written an aritcle to clear the confusion surrounding this particular “tax”. READ MORE >>
RESPA & TILA Webinar 8/26 @ 11am PT
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Reserve will be hosting a webinar on the implementation of changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). All those with an interest in disclosures, the closing process, and RESPA/TILA should sign up and listen in. READ MORE >>
Oregon Tops for In-Migration
According to economist Elliot Eisenberg, PhD, “dividing the number of persons moving to a state by those moving to and moving from the state gives the percentage of in-migrants. Using this method, Oregon is the most popular state with 61% of movers moving here while just 39% moved away. Rounding out the top five are SC at 60%, NC at 58%, and DC and SD both at 57%. NJ was last at 36%.” It’s good to be in demand!
.REALTOR Domain Coming This Fall
The upcoming availability of the .REALTOR domain is exclusive to members of the National Association of REALTORS® (and free for a year for the first 500,000 to sign up). Don’t let anyone else try to sell you one! READ MORE >>