Webinar Explains HUD-1, Closing Changes
Did you know that starting August 1st, the closing disclosure must be in the hands of the consumer three days before closing? You might not if you missed our RESPA/TILA changes webinar on Mar. 30. Don’t worry; you can watch it again here for FREE. Or catch the FREE archived webinar from NAR with detailed information on the August 1 changes to the HUD-1, Good Faith Estimate, and the closing process. Make sure you’re in the know about these important regulatory changes!
Latest Drones Policy
On March 25, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an interim policy covering drone use that will remain in effect until it issues a final version of a proposed small unmanned aircraft (UAS) rule. After NAR strongly urged the agency to let real estate companies use drones in marketing property, the FAA announced it would be relaxing the rules in the near future. READ MORE »
Survey Shows More Consumers Find Agents on Realtor.com
More people found their transacting agent on realtor.com than on zillow.com, trulia.com or homes.com, according to NAR’s 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. To continue your REALTOR® branding, what better reason than that to also get your .REALTOR domain name? And here’s why. READ MORE »
HOME Foundation Going Strong
The HOME Foundation is YOUR charity to raise and distribute funds to other non-profit organizations that are doing the “boots on the ground” work to support affordable housing in Oregon. Fundraising has gotten off to a great start this year! The Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® raised a record-setting $24,000 at their annual Food & Wine Classic in Medford on Mar. 19. And we added another $1,000 at the OAR Board of Directors meeting during Spring Governance last week.
You can give anytime give anytime (open "How to Participate" accordion and click on donate). Or, come to one of our fun events: the Driving it HOME Golf Tournament or the Taste of Portland. Thank you to everyone who supports this important part of the Association!
$10,000 Grants Available for Volunteer Work
REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominees for the Good Neighbor Awards, which recognize REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact through volunteer work. Oregon hasn’t had a winner since 2007 (Bert Waugh). This year, could it be YOU? Five winners from across the nation will be recognized at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego and will receive travel expenses to attend the show in November and a $10,000 grant for their community cause. Deadline is May 15. LEARN MORE »
Apr. Real Trends Newsletter
As one of your member benefits, OAR subscribes to REAL Trends and passes this valuable information on to you. This month’s newsletter includes features on Zillow and Trulia and what it all means, strategies for understanding millennial clients, the challenges of succession planning, and the future of social media. READ MORE »
Power Up and Launch Your Mission!
Don’t miss the 8th annual Wells Fargo CineMeeting℠ broadcast April 30, 2015 at 12pm in the Lloyd Center 10 cinemas in Portland. Learn valuable lessons from two of America’s pillars of hope, courage and resilience, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. Also appearing will be returning favorite, Brian Buffini, along with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Executive Vice President Greg Gwizdz. Register and reserve your seat today! Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. © 2015 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801. Equal Housing Lender.