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Public Transit Boosts Real Estate Values

Study finds a 24% value increase for residential properties within a half mile of public transit


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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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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 ...

Cyber Monday GRI Sale!

This year OAR is offering a Cyber Monday Sale for GRI courses, beginning Black Friday! From Friday, November 29, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019 we are offering the following specials:

Buy 10 GRI courses for $799 ($191 off) – Buy 10 GRI Courses!  Buy 5 GRI courses for $399 ($96 off)-

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.


Oregon REALTORS® who will serve on the 2020 NAR Committees!

Congratulations to the following Oregon Association of REALTOR® members who will serve on the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Committees.  These REALTORS® will be representing our state and helping steer the direction of the National Association. Download the full list of the OAR Members NAR Committees 

Name Committee Name Position ARSCOTT, KIMBERLEY Professional ...

Locations Close to Public Transit Boost Residential, Commercial Real Estate Values

Study finds a 24% value increase for residential properties within a half mile of public transit

 Salem, Oregon (October 18, 2019) –Property located within a half mile of Eugene’s public transit system is worth 24% more than similar properties not in close proximity to public transportation, according to a joint report released Monday by the ...

Oregon State Credit Union Now Offers First-time Homebuyer Savings Account

To assist in making homeownership more affordable, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4007 to create a First-time Homebuyer Savings account program. This program allows Oregonians to take a state tax deduction for saving towards the purchase of their first home, subject to Department of Revenue limits and conditions. Oregon State Credit Union proudly supports ...

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