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6 Tech Tips to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home

December 21, 2019

Whether it’s the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach, allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen. A lot. Ugh.

You could deter burglars by never leaving your house again. Or you could do the next ...

Meet Lori Palermo – OAR 2020 President

December 19, 2019

What is your vision for 2020?

My vision for 2020 is two-fold; to build on the successes of last year and to search for new ways to benefit our members.

Last year we brought back the Oregon Leadership Academy and launched the new Principal Broker Academy. It’s important that we continue to “Raise the ...

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 ...

Oregon REALTORS® who will serve on the 2020 NAR Committees!

October 30, 2019

Congratulations to the following Oregon Association of REALTOR® members who will serve on the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Committees.  These REALTORS® will be representing our state and helping steer the direction of the National Association. Download the full list of the OAR Members NAR Committees 

Name Committee Name Position ARSCOTT, KIMBERLEY Professional ...

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 ...