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Member Highlight: Jenn Limoges

December 4, 2019

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 ...

Cyber Monday GRI Sale!

November 21, 2019

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)-

Member Spotlight: Michael Kessinger

November 5, 2019

This month we spotlight OAR member Michael Kessinger from Emerald Coast Realty in Depoe Bay, Oregon. Being part of the real estate business for 6 years, he continues to enjoy the work. “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and help people in the process.”

Since 2003, Michael has been advancing his skills and ...

A Must-Read Guide on How to Sell Your House

October 30, 2019

Selling your first house is a big deal. Learn how to sell a house and navigate the process, from setting a price to closing the deal. Selling your house can feel overwhelming in multiple ways. You’re pulling up roots and leaving all that’s familiar — and making a huge financial decision at the same ...

2019 Distinguished Service Award Goes to Two Recipients!

October 23, 2019

Members of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® honored two REALTORS® and community leaders for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, Don Livingood from Medford and Lester Friedman from Bend. Both of these men have shown an outstanding legacy of work in their local, state and national REALTOR® communities. Don and Lester were recognized at the OAR Fall ...

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

October 18, 2019

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

October 10, 2019

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 ...

Two OAR Executive Committee Members have been selected to participate in the NAR Leadership Academy.

August 28, 2019

2020 NAR Leadership Academy Class Announced

CHICAGO (August 27, 2019) – The National Association of Realtors® today announced the roster of its 2020 NAR Leadership Academy class. Eighteen Realtors® from across the country have been chosen to participate in the10-month program designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership roles at ...

C2EX Is a Winner

August 13, 2019

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!

August 1, 2019

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 ...