2020 Spring Governance

April 8-9, 2020

Salem Convention Center

 

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Statewide Rent Control

SB 608 Summary & FAQ’s

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Corporate Activity Tax Begins 1.01.20

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First Time Homebuyer Savings Account

Discover local banks & credit unions offering the program

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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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Legislative Update – February 14, 2020

HJR 203: Real Estate Transfer Tax Hearing Respond to OAR Call for Action

Oregonians resoundingly passed Measure 79 in 2012, amending the Oregon Constitution to prevent taxes on the sale or transfer of real estate property. Oregonians already pay significant taxes on their homes in the form of property taxes and did not feel it ...

Stop the Double Tax on Property in Oregon!

Feb. 10, 2020- Oregonians resoundingly passed Measure 79 in 2012, amending the Oregon Constitution to prevent taxes on the sale or transfer of real estate property. Oregonians already pay significant taxes on their homes in the form of property taxes and did not feel it was fair to be taxed again upon the sale or ...

Member Spotlight: Jason Reese

Jason Reese is the Principal Broker for the All Rogue Realty Group at Keller Williams in Medford. Six years ago Jason left his career in law enforcement and joined the real estate industry.

“I wanted to work in a positive industry that allowed me to use my entrepreneurial skills to control my own financial ...

7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling a House

As a smart seller, you’ll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don’t want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won’t be around to enjoy them anyway. The key is to focus on the most important repairs to make before selling a house to ensure every dollar you spend ...

2020 Legislative Forecast

Salem, Ore. – January 31, 2020 Legislative Forecast

The “short” 35-day legislative session begins on Monday, February 3, 2020 and will be fast and furious.  The legislature used to only meet in odd-numbered year in “long” sessions.  The “short” even-numbered year sessions were added a decade ago and pitched as being necessary for “housekeeping” and ...

Economic Summit Draws 400 Attendees

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 ...

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