Local News

Financial Aid Package to Help Homeowners Impacted by the 2020 Wildfires

July 8, 2022

The Department of Environmental Quality and Craft3 are partnering to offer a unique financial aid package to help homeowners impacted by the 2020 wildfires. Beginning July 1, 2022, fire-impacted property owners can apply for both a loan and a grant to repair or replace their onsite septic system. Eligible borrowers will be offered grant resources ...

2021 Year in Review

January 28, 2022

In spite of the ongoing world pandemic, 2021 proved to be an exceptional year for the Oregon REALTORS® with continued development and delivery of programs and services to help our members flourish. We are honored to share just a few of the many successful achievements accomplished in 2021: Sold out ...

NAR Travel Club to Provide Travel Discounts to Members

November 18, 2021

The National Association of Realtors® has partnered with Panorama Travel Solutions to create NAR Travel Club, an exclusive travel experience platform with access to full-service travel booking capabilities, including hotel, resort, car and air.

As part of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, NAR members and their families can access an optimized booking engine, deeply ...

What Can We Learn from Zillow? Quarterly Update from NAR President Charlie Oppler

July 20, 2021

A common question from NAR members is: What is the association doing to ensure REALTORS® remain competitive with industry disruptors?

New Homebuyer Resources from the Oregon REALTORS®

June 11, 2021

June is Homeownership month, and the Oregon REALTORS® understands that the past year has been hard for individuals trying to purchase a home. To better serve homebuyers in Oregon, the Oregon REALTORS®, in partnership with the Oregon Bankers Association, have put together an extensive list of national, state, and county resources for homebuyers.

Second Round of Landlord Compensation Fund Opens to Applications on April 29

April 29, 2021

Oregon Housing and Community Services will distribute at least $70 million in assistance covering rent owed by eligible tenants 

SALEM, OR — Round two of the Landlord Compensation Fund program opened April 29, 2021 and includes $70 million in assistance covering rent owed by eligible tenants that was accrued from April 1, 2020 through May 2021. All applications received ...

Are Agent-Owned Property Transactions Covered By E&O Insurance?

April 6, 2021

In today’s real estate marketplace, more agents and brokers are selling properties they own or are involved with. This makes it more important than ever to know how your errors and omissions insurance would cover an agent-owned property claim.

A common assumption is that real estate E&O policies automatically cover agent-owned property transactions. However, real ...

Oregon REALTORS® Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines Starting April 5

March 26, 2021

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced accelerated timelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon.

Oregon REALTORS® are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, two weeks earlier than previously thought.

For information on scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments, visit the Get Vaccinated Oregon website.

Read OHA Press Release

Vaccination Groups + ...

Flipping Out? Check Your Coverage First.

March 10, 2021

A real estate agent entered into a listing agreement with an owner of a million-dollar property. The agent recommended a target sale price based upon a comparative market analysis. Shortly thereafter, the agent expressed an interest in directly acquiring the property and presented a purchase offer. The agent and the seller agreed on a price after a brief period of negotiation and proceeded to close escrow. 

Fraud Alert: Spoofed SentriLock Invoices

March 8, 2021

NAR has learned that cybercriminals are posing as SentriLock, and sending fake invoices to REALTOR® associations and MLSs. The invoice may be in an accurate amount, and even include a genuine-looking SentriLock W-9 form. However, the invoice includes new, fake payment instructions.