April 18 - 24, 2018

Open House Weekend is coming this June 2 - 3, 2018. COAR's Open House Weekend is traditionally has the most number of open houses throughout the year.

-Members can utilize Rapattoni to list homes as an Open House for one or both days (click here for instructions).

-Members can advertise their open houses in a special section of The Bulletin, click here for more information.

-Members can search in Rapattoni for open houses that meet their clients' interests (click here for instructions).

-The public can search for open houses at coar.com or on one of the hundreds of sites like Zillow, BendHomes.com and Realtor.com that we syndicate to. 

OAR Names New CEO

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® (OAR), one of the state’s largest industry groups, has named Jenny Pakula, Esq., as its Chief Executive Officer. Pakula had served as OAR’s interim CEO since October of last year. She has been with the Association since 2003.

“We are proud to have Jenny at the helm to lead our 17,000-plus members and our industry into the future,” says OAR President Steve Strode, a Portland-area REALTOR®. “This is a challenging time for real estate in Oregon, and we trust Jenny will guide us to great opportunities and growth.”

Click here for full press release.

REALTOR University: How Effective Is Inclusionary Zoning in Increasing Affordable Housing?

April 20 at 9am
In this presentation, Ed Pinto will present evidence from several research studies about the ultimate effect of inclusionary zoning policy on increasing affordable housing. He will also examine how zoning regulations have increased the cost of housing. Finally, he will suggest more effective policies that increase the supply of affordable housing.

Click here to register

OAR Committee Volunteer Application Available 

Want to make an impact on the future of your association and your profession? Help shape our direction by sharing your time, talents, and expertise as a volunteer on an OAR committee! If you’re interested in serving on a committee, review the descriptions on page 3 to determine which committee aligns best with your talents, interests and schedule. To be considered for committee placement in the next calendar year, OAR Committee Volunteer Applications must be submitted by July 27, 2018

Click here for the application

OREA April Newsletter

The Oregon Real Estate Agency's April newsletter is now available. Information this month includes:

  • New Principal Broker Requirements
  • Agency Disclosure Pamphlet
  • Drones in Real Estate 
  • Illegal Title Insurance 
  • Administrative Actions

Click here for the newsletter.

Upcoming Classes and Events

April 25 at 1pm: Asbestos 101, 1 CE
April 26 at 1pm: The FHA's HECM for Seniors, 1.5 CE
April 27 at 10am: Rapattoni Input Training
May 1 at 1pm: Mastering Objections & Closing the Sale, 1.5 CE
May 3 at 10am: Tax Reform and Real Estate: The Implications and Impact, 1 CE
May 3 at 4pm: Spring Up at Wild Ride 

COAR Membership Snapshot

COAR's membership has continued to grow with new MLSCO members, primary REALTOR members, affiliates and new offices.

Click here to download the First Quarter 2018 Membership Snapshot.

In the News

Deschutes County Commissioners Debate GOP Challengers - Jessie Foster, KTVZ
Measure Would Add a Piece to Housing Puzzle - Editorial Board, The Bulletin
Sisters Park District Levy Looks to Improve Programs, Facilities - Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin
Brown to Sign University Funding Bill at OSU-Cascades - The Bulletin
Elected Mayor, Council Raises on Bend Ballot - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Redmond to Land Two Hotels Near Expo Center - Suzanne Roig, The Bulletin
Deschutes County Commission Candidates Spar over Spending, Marijuana - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Central Oregon Builders Detail Hurdles to Affordability - Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin
Large Housing Project Planned for NW Neighborhood - Heather Roberts, KBND
Deschutes County Again Listed Among Fastest Growing in Nation - Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin
Homeownership May Further Decline Among Seniors in 2018 - Patrick Kearns, Inman
Here is Why You are Having so Much Trouble Finding a Home to Buy - David Charron, The Washington Post
Designing Missing Middle for a Small Infill Site - Dan Parolek, Public Square
How Parking Rules Impact Urban Design - John Anderson, Public Square
Zillow will Begin Buying and Selling Homes Using Agents - Jotham Sederstrom, Inman
Debt-to-Income Ratios Rising Among Buyers - Daily Real Estate News
How to Triumph in a Bidding War - Daily Real Estate News
Report: U.S. Needs 7.3 Million More Homes - Daily Real Estate News

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