Summer is here!
June 13 - 19, 2018
Almost a month after election day and we got the great news last Thursday that COAR's First Vice President and OAR State Director Jack Zika had won the Republican primary for Oregon House District 53.  It may be cliche to say that every vote counts, but it was very true in this election! For more information on the election, click here.

Congratulations to Jack, who will now face Eileen Kiely November's general election.

COAR Weighs in on re-evaluation and potential re-designation of Ag Lands, Rural ADUs and Urban Reserves 

Today COAR submitted a letter and testified in support of key planning initiatives outlined in the Deschutes County Community Development Department’s (CDD) Work Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19. These initiatives included agricultural lands re-evaluation and potential re-designation, a defined affordable housing strategy for the county, and participation in state-wide committees focused on advancing policies to allow rural accessory dwelling units (ADUs). COAR also encouraged the County to support and encourage cities, such as Bend, to expeditiously establish urban reserves. 

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OREA Newsletter: Principal Brokers Renewing Active for 1st Time on, after 7/1/2019 Must Take Advanced Practices

A new law passed by the Oregon Legislature requires principal brokers renewing an active license for the first time on or after July 1, 2019 to take an advanced practices course.

Read the newsletter and learn more here.


Attention Realtors, builders, designers  JULY 13 GoCleanEnergy.ORG Conference

Boost your kit bag of sales skills: Learn more about the value of energy and efficiency upgrades and how they relate to buyer preferences. Also a session on the Home Energy Score. Great place to network and learn. Contest for Free Tickets at here. Or Get an Early Bird discount by June 26 at GoCleanEnergy.ORG.

Find your next listing with these actionable farming tactics

Thanks to record setting low inventories, today’s REALTORS® are taking the reins, knowing they must create their own success by digging deep into solid, sustainable marketing campaigns that generate new business and position them as long-term market experts.

Real estate farming is possibly the most proactive position an agent can take to build inventory. The method includes a series of steps that analyze a given neighborhood, ZIP code or market area to determine how many homes are most likely to sell, at what price range, and how long they will be on the market.

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Children's Museum needs weekend volunteers for Bite of Bend

The Children's Museum of Central Oregon is ooking for volunteers to help us run the Kids Zone at the Bite of Bend, June 16th & 17th. Help run activities, chat with folks about the Museum and have a fun day in the sun.

Email for more information.

PHH v. CFPB - Important RESPA Decision

Learn how the D.C. Circuit’s decision in the PHH case has removed the cloud of uncertainty surrounding advertising arrangements between settlement service providers, rejecting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s novel interpretation of RESPA.