October 10 - 16, 2018
Membership Dues Update

The week of October 22, REALTOR dues will be mailed to the managing principal broker in each office and affiliate dues will be mailed to the contact we have on file. The National Association of REALTORS will be increasing their dues by $30 and the Oregon Association of REALTORS will be increasing their dues by $50. The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS dues will remain the same. The total dues per REALTOR/Appraiser member will be $570.  COAR Affiliate dues will remain $100 for an individual membership and $200 for a corporate membership.

OAR's dues increase reflects the following member benefits:
1. Develop the Principal Broker Academy focusing on core proficiency and performance training in order to improve leadership and management skills within brokerages and association volunteer roles.
2. Create a well-trained pool of current and future leaders that understand how to lead a strategically focused organization with the Leadership Academy.
3. Increase CE class offerings and secure advanced content and speakers.
4. Increased funding for the Legal Action Fund which is critical to participate in legal actions to protect the real estate industry.
5. Improve awareness and attendance at the REALTOR® Day at the Capitol (April 2, 2019) to showcase the power of our association for homeownership and private property rights.
6. Ensure financial stability for years to come by paying off the mortgage on the REALTORS® Plaza.
7. Develop in depth membership survey to better understand the needs of members.
8. Implement Big Data; Customer Relations Management (CRM) program to obtain, organize and analyze accurate, relevant information about our membership to offer better programs and services and improve the value and benefits OAR provides to the members.
9. Upgrade the OAR website to streamline content and increase mobile responsiveness.
10. Establish OAR value with increased member outreach efforts in partnership with the local boards.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact OAR directly at 1-800-252-9115 or email them at info@oregonrealtors.org. 
NAR'S dues increase reflects the following member benefits:
  • Define measurable increases in professionalism.
  • Increase influence in an uncertain legislative, regulatory, and political environment.
  • Take the management of real estate data to the next level.
  • Ensure the that role of REALTOR is essential to the consumer.
If you would like a further insight into what NAR’s dues increase will support, please follow this link to the NAR website and the SMART budget initiative at https://www.nar.realtor/smartbudget.
Featured Class: Identifying Property and Contract Pitfalls

October 16, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1 CE
Free/Includes Lunch

Instructors: Lisa McLuskie and Brandon Roberts

How your buyer’s preapproval can change as they shop for a home.  Know the in’s & outs of writing a perfect contract that your lender will love.

  • Repair addendums do's and don’ts
  • Loan programs & how they affect the appraisal
  • Occupancy types and how that effects the loan program
  • How the underwriter & appraiser look at your property
  • Property types – issues & solutions (manufactured homes, condos, ADU, log homes…)
  • Seller contributions - how these change with program & occupancy type

Register here

Redmond City Council Debate
October 11, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Geno’s Italian Grill, upstairs room, 1857 NW Sixth St, Redmond

Subjects: Affordable housing, growth and economic development While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required and limited by room capacity. 

Please use the registration link to sign up. Lee Anderson, anchor and news producer for KTVZ will serve as moderator. 

All candidates running for Redmond City Council will be invited to participate and answer questions. In addition, time will be allotted for Q&A with attendees.

This event is open to the public. We ask all attendees to remain respectful to all candidates and not respond positively or negatively during the debate.

COAR will Facebook Live the event.

Register here

Boulder-Sized Transportation Solutions
October 18, 2018
6:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church

Bend has often been compared to Boulder, Colorado for its entrepreneurial culture, small town feel with big town amenities, and abundance of recreational opportunities. 

Its natural to look to this peer city for cues on how they view and manage multi-modal transportation and use performance measures. Boulders Director of Public Works for Transportation, Mike Gardner-Sweeney will be in Bend to give us a glimpse into his city's transportation master plan and provide creative solutions to some of Bends biggest transportation concerns. Since Bend is creating its new Transportation System Plan, members of Bend's  Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee will lead this  forum. We will invite a lively public dialogue on issues both cities share, such as dedicated funding, congestion, transit service, university access, innovative technology, walkability, and urban growth boundaries.

Register here

Upcoming Classes and Events

October 11 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Redmond City Council Debate
October 12 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Rapattoni II
October 16 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch & Learn: Identifying Property and Contract Pitfalls, 1 CE
October 19 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Bend Housing-Attainable & Sustainable, 1 CE
October 22 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | USDA-Great for Rural Markets and Lower Income Buyers, 1.5 CE
October 22 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Luncheon at Ochoco Brewing
October 26 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Rapattoni Input

Market Data

Our Third Quarter Market stats are now available here. Next week we also anticipate releasing our Third Quarter Market Report.

In the News

Editorial: Require Legislature to Live Up to Oregon Constitution - The Bulletin
Candidate Wants Nonpartisan City Council - Danise Lee, KBND
Museum Tax Levy to Appear on Local Ballot - Jason Chaney, Central Oregonian
Made in Crook County - Jason Chaney, Central Oregonian
New Buildings Proposed on Newport Avenue - Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin
How the FBI Foiled a Wire Transfer Scam - Victor Lund, Wav Group
Bend Council Candidates Debate Bike Lanes, Mirror Pond - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
West Bend Developers Closer Closer to Deal to Build Roundabouts, Sewer Improvements - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Contractor Completes Key Paving Project - Holly M. Gill, Madras Pioneer
Wife of Redmond Mayor Runs for City Council - Danise Lee, KBND
Preedin is Ready to Serve on City Council - Jim Cornelius, Sisters Nugget
Measure 102 Would Allow Bonds to Fund Privately-Built Affordable Housing - Jackson Hogan, The Bulletin
Vacation-Home Markets that Offer High ROI - Daily Real Estate News
Lawmakers Call for Investigation into All-Cash Deals - Daily Real Estate News
More Borrowers Caught Lying about Income - Daily Real Estate News
How the 20% Business Income Deduction Applies to You - Robert Freedman, REALTOR Magazine

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