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October 1-3, 2019

This is a great opportunity to get up to speed on current trends, earn CE and make new connections!


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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HUD to Announce Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rules

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release updated guidance tomorrow on FHA-insured condominium financing. The new rules should benefit your real estate clients and customers by allowing more buyers to obtain low down-payment mortgages on affordable housing options. Specifically, the new rules will:

Extend FHA certifications on condo developments from ...

Qualified Opportunity Zones Toolkit

The National Association of REALTORS® is working with federal agencies, Congress, and community development groups to ensure that the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program brings business opportunities for REALTORS®, as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the planning of new developments and businesses within zones. For this program to be a success, ...

C2EX Is a Winner

The National Association of REALTORS®’ Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program has been selected as a 2019Learning! 100 award winner. This award honors organizations for fostering a culture of professional growth, innovation, and organizational performance.

NAR joins a distinguished group of previous winners, including Amazon, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the American Heart Association as ...

RPAC Video Challenge is LIVE!

The RPAC Video Challenge is LIVE! Your fellow REALTORS® and recent 2019 Oregon Leadership Academy graduates took on a challenge… to create impactful videos about why it’s important to support the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

These are original videos, by REALTORS®, for REALTORS®! Please take a few moments to watch and vote for the ...

Two More Banks Offer First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Accounts 

The number of banks and credit unions offering the First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Account program is growing! Just this week the Oregon Bankers Association has identified three new organizations offering the program, which brings the total up to five. The newest additions are First Federal Savings & Loan of McMinnville serving Yamhill County and Willamette Valley ...

Heritage Grove Credit Union is now offering First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Accounts

Heritage Grove Credit Union is now offering First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Accounts to help members save for a future home purchase while providing Oregon state-tax savings. A home purchase in Oregon must be completed within 10 years of opening the account. To qualify, you must have not owned or purchased a single-family residence in the three years prior to ...

July E-News

Read about the latest news, trends and information in Oregon Real Estate.

Supreme Court Opens Door to Federal Court for Local Takings Claims

In a 5-4 decision penned by Chief Justice Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 expanded private property rights by providing a direct route to federal court when a property owner has a claim that a state or local government has taken property without just compensation in violation of the 5th Amendment of the ...

Housing Issues Take Stage in Final Days of Legislative Session

It was a busy weekend for the Oregon Legislature, which adjourned sine die on Sunday evening. The Senate Republicans returned to the capitol on Friday after spending nearly a week in protest of HB 2020, the carbon cap-and-trade bill that ultimately died due to lack of sufficient support in the Senate. One of the most significant bills ...

Legislative Update for Oregon Landlords – Passing of Senate Bill 970

On June 6, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 970. This Bill added new language to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 90.303 as it relates to the criteria landlords may use to screen for criminal convictions of applicants for residency. Specifically, landlords may continue to screen for all prior drug-related crimes except for convictions ...

Journey to Excellence

This summer take a journey to excellence by completing NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program. Complete the series by September 1, 2019 and you will be entered to win a $1,000 travel package from OAR!

Program Details: C2EX Flyer

C2EX empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards through an ...

OAR’s Annual Fall Convention and Trade Show

OAR’s annual Fall Convention and Trade Show makes its way to Oregon’s beautiful capitol city October 1-3, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to take time to get up to speed on current trends, earn CE and make new connections. We believe membership is a two-way street and “It Starts ...

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