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August 2014

SPOTLIGHT

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One of your new member benefits of being an Oregon REALTOR® is access to the monthly REAL Trends newsletter. This month’s issue is chock full of great content featuring topics ranging from social media and sales meeting ideas to industry forecasts and regulatory updates. We’ll continue to pass this along every month, so check it out! READ NEWSLETTER »


NEWS YOU CAN USE

Required Oregon Withholding on Real Property Conveyances

ConveyancesWe’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

WebinarThe 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

WelcomeAccording 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

.REALTOR domainThe 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 >>


LEGAL HOTLINE

Q&A: Property Management Business Dissolution

CLICK HERE to read this month's Q&A case study. Members can also review previous Legal Q&A topics by logging into our website.


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UPCOMING EDUCATION

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Need CE? CLICK HERE to see what education we have coming up (webinars, GRI 200, CIPS pre-requisite, NAR Tech Edge and more!) and get the monthly CE Shop online discount.

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CONVENTION ONLY A MONT AWAY

It's more affordable than you think!

REGISTER for Convention now before it sells out again...only $160 for 1 ½ days of professional development including up to 5.5 hours of CE! Carpool, share a condo or house with friends, or take advantage of our group rate at the Lodge. While you’re at it, REGISTER for the Golf Tournament for only $130, too. We hope to see you there!

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COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS DUE 8/15

Step up to help lead your State Association

This is your last chance to APPLY to be considered for a State committee position next year. DETAILS on each opportunity, including time commitments, are also available on the website.

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FEATURED SPONSOR

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance has been part of the REALTOR® Benefits Program for more than 15 years and in 2014 they extended that partnership to the Oregon Association of REALTORS®. Now Oregon REALTORS® are not only eligible to receive exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual auto insurance, but can also extend those savings to their clients through the Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Referral Program. To learn more, CLICK HERE or come by their trade show booth at the OAR Convention in Sunriver for which they are a Gold level sponsor. Thanks, Liberty Mutual!

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