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Industry Leaders Partner for Second-Annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit

November 10, 2020

Salem, Ore., November 10, 2020 – Associations representing Oregon’s home builders, bankers and REALTORS® are partnering for the second annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit to be held virtually on January 14, 2021. The event brings leading housing industry experts, economists, and Oregon legislators together to discuss the state’s housing and economic environment, barriers facing the ...

Oregon Association of REALTORS® Moves to Secure Wildfire Relief Funding

September 11, 2020

OAR is working to secure grant funding from NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for Oregon Residents

 

September 10, 2020 – The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is working to secure grant funding from the National Association of REALTORS® for Oregon residents affected by what could be the deadliest and most damaging wildfires in our state’s history.

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Apply for a REALTOR® Relief Foundation Grant | Donate

September 9, 2020

REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant – DEADLINE EXTENDED

OAR has secured $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster. Just 300 of these grants remain.

Who should apply?

Any full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted U.S. resident who has lost their home to the ...

Oregon REALTOR® Jumps into Bend Canal to Save Drowning Child

July 24, 2020

After seeing a baby cut across the highway during rush hour traffic, Bailey Vardanega, of Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate, pulled her car over and ran across the highway to chase after the baby. Police on scene credit Vardengea with saving the baby’s life. Vardangea, who has two children herself, knows how quickly kids can ...

REALTOR® Saves Baby’s Life

July 21, 2020

After seeing a baby cut across the highway during rush hour traffic, Bailey Vardanega, of Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate, pulled her car over and ran across the highway to chase after the baby. In what seems like a scene straight out of a movie, Vardanega ran toward the end of the freeway and ...

Property Showing Guidelines

June 30, 2020

The rules around showing have changed, and OAR is committed to keeping REALTORS® up to date. In this guide you will discover the most recent recommended rules for showing real estate. This is for you to share with your clients and colleagues. The top six things to note are:

Wear a protective face covering ...

Portland Makes the Top 10 List of Housing Markets for Millennials

June 4, 2020

Portland, Oregon is one of the top 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic.  The National Association of Realtors® identified 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic.  In alphabetical order, the markets are:

Austin-Round Rock, Texas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Durham-Chapel ...

Oregon by the Numbers – the Economic Impact of the Real Estate Industry

May 28, 2020

Oregon’s vibrant community of REALTORS® comprises over 17,000 community-based professionals who know the real estate industry is a central and irreplaceable component of Oregon’s economy — and that our industry is critical to a strong recovery from the economic fallout of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

As REALTORS® shepherd current and aspiring Oregon homeowners and business owners ...

Home Buying & Selling During a Pandemic: What You Need to Know

May 28, 2020

Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.

Some buyers are touring houses virtually. Others visit in person while remaining at least six feet from their agent. Sellers are hosting open houses on Facebook Live. Appraisers are doing drive-by valuations. Buyers ...

Home for Community

May 19, 2020

We want to thank all REALTORS® across the state for staying Home for Community during the global pandemic. We know how hard you all have worked to drastically reshape your business in a time of turmoil.

You’ve heard a lot from us lately about the latest COVID-19 news and how it impacts REALTORS®. Now we want to take ...