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FREE Webinars Extended Through May 30, 2020!

April 14, 2020

Thanks to our partners at OnlineEd, OAR will continue to offer members access to over 55 archived webinars through May 30, 2020. There are a variety of topics available to help meet your CE requirements, as well as, professional development. Don’t miss on this amazing COVID-19 Response offer: https://onlineed.com/portal/oar?code=covid19

Daily Rundown: Finance, Housing, Brokers Webinar, Economic Outlook, and Small Business Loans

April 7, 2020

FINANCE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Over the weekend, a coalition of financial industry organizations and affordable housing advocates released a statement imploring federal regulators to provide a source of liquidity to mortgage servicers that may need assistance to fulfill their obligations under the mandatory forbearance provisions of the CARES Act. “It is therefore incumbent upon the ...

5 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

March 31, 2020

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and now you’re ready to start making it just right.

But where to begin? How about with data? Data is ...

Oregon REALTORS® Guide to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

As we are in the midst of changing actions by the Federal, State, and local governments with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; Oregon REALTORS® is sharing the following information to help you and your clients navigate the impacts on the real estate industry. Oregon REALTORS® will continue to provide relevant updates over the next ...

OAR In-Person Meetings Cancelled

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – In response to the growing public health concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, Oregon Association of REALTORS® is taking the precautionary step to postpone all planned events, utilize Zoom conferencing for all scheduled committee meetings. All staff and volunteer travel will be determined on a case by case basis.

Effective March 13, ...

Member Spotlight: Eduardo Reyes

March 9, 2020

Eduardo Reyes is a Real Estate Broker for John L. Scott Real Estate in Happy Valley. Eduardo is new to the industry and just joined a year and a half ago.

“I wanted to be my own boss, make my own hours, and I love real estate,” says Eduardo.

Eduardo has already been awarded ...

Coronavirus Guidance for Associations and Members

March 5, 2020

NAR has provided two guides to share with your local Associations and Realtors® on what each group should consider and preventative measures to take with the coronavirus.

NAR is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. Based on questions from association executives, we have formulated guidance for associations on staff travel, workplace precautions, meetings/events, and more. You ...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

February 25, 2020

Sure, you can consider market conditions. But when to buy a house is really all about you. Timing determines so much when you’re buying a house. Although the best time to buy a house is when you’re ready both financially and emotionally, there are other factors that can help you decide when to buy ...

Member Spotlight: Jason Reese

February 6, 2020

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

February 3, 2020

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 ...