News & Issues

(February 16, 2018) Politics Without Party

OAR Government Affairs Director Shawn Cleave provides his take on the political climate in the Oregon State Capitol during the current Legislative Session, and specifically the issues facing the fate of our First-Time Home Buyer savings Account bill.

Click on this PDF for Shawn’s post, which also includes a link to the bill.


(February 9,2018) News Rules & Funding Sources for Woodsmoke & Septic System Compliance

During recent sessions, the Oregon Legislature enacted laws that address the environmental impacts of solid-fuel (wood burning) smoke and on-site septic systems.

This legislation established financial resources to help homeowners and business owners pay for the repair, replacement and/or abatement of non-compliant systems.

Why it Matters: The new laws can affect the property value and/or transactional terms of real property. Oregon REALTORS® can play an important role by guiding their clients to better understand the new laws and access financial assistance, as needed.

To learn more and help your clients, please refer to the sections below.