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The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is part of the National Association of REALTORS® and is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in Oregon. OAR represents 17,000+ members involved in all aspects of the real estate profession. We are your real estate business advocate, force for education and legislative advocate for free enterprise and private property rights in Oregon. For information on licensing and rule-making please contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA).

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First-Annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit Draws 400 Industry Stakeholders and Public Officials to Salem

Salem, Ore., January 17, 2020 – The first-annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit (“Summit”), presented by the Oregon Home Builders Association, the Oregon Bankers Association and the Oregon Association of REALTORS® was held yesterday in Salem. The event drew over 400 participants representing the homebuilding, banking and real estate industries, as well as legislators and state and ...

Fair Housing Video Update

NAR has provided an update to the Fair Housing Act, producing a short video that breaks down what you need to know.

The Fair Housing Act is more than do’s and don’ts, rights and penalties. Fair Housing protects your business as real estate professionals who depend on a free, open market with equal opportunity. ...

Corporate Activity Goes Into Effect January 1, 2020

Some REALTORS® and brokerages have recently received a letter from the Oregon Department of Revenue reminding them that Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax goes into effect January 1, 2020. Here is what you need to know about the tax:

 Only applies to sales/revenue generated in Oregon Applies to all business types (including independent contractors and ...

Member Highlight: Jenn Limoges

This month we spotlight OAR member Jenn Limoges from NAI Cascade in Bend, Oregon. Jenn got her initial start in Commercial Real Estate, CRE, in the late 90’s working as a receptionist for a commercial property management and leasing firm in Bend. Jenn became involved in finding and leasing spaces for a business development in ...

SB 608 Updated Summary

We have updated the Senate Bill 608 Summary to help answer additional questions associated with the passing of statewide rent control. Senate Bill 608 ends no-cause evictions and limits annual rent increases to 7% + CPI after the first year of occupancy. It was signed by the Governor and took effect on February ...

HB 2001 and HB 2003: Helpful Resources and Update on Rule-making

In the 2019 legislative session, OAR supported two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing housing supply across Oregon: HB 2001 and HB 2003. HB 2001 requires cities with more than 25,000 people to allow for townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters on land zone for single-family use beginning in 2022, and requires cities with 10,000-25,000 people ...

Industry Leaders Partner for First-Annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit

Salem, Ore., November 5, 2019 – Associations representing Oregon’shome builders, bankers and REALTORS®are partnering for the first-ever Oregon Housing Economic Summit (“Summit”), taking place January 16, 2020 in Salem. The event brings leading housing industry experts, economists, and Oregon legislators together to discuss the state’s housing and economic environment and barriers facing the industry.

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