January 2023

2023 COAR Board Serving the Membership
The 2023 Board of the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) was installed near the close of last year. 2023 COAR President is Brent Landels, Principal Broker, Cascadia Group at RE/MAX Key Properties. At the installation in Sunriver, Landels spoke about raising awareness of REALTORS® and their many community efforts through a new local Good Neighbor Awards program. For a list of the 2023 COAR local Directors and other board members, local State Directors for Oregon REALTORS®, and local Regional and National leaders, click here.

Earn a SRES Designation Next Week at COAR

Earn your Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation at next week's class (February 8-9), from 9 AM to 4 PM, at the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS(R). The two-day SRES course (12 CE) helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, fostering empathy with clients and customers, and connecting to a network of resources. Register at this link.

Attend a Government Affairs Roadshow
The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Roadshow launched this week with stops in Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, La Pine, and Bend through mid-month. This 1 CE class examines the key issues impacting the real estate industry, election results, and what REALTORS® need to know about various levels of government. A virtual option will also be offered on February 15 at 10 AM. For locations, dates, times, and registration, visit www.coar.com/events.

Using Oregon REALTORS® Forms Classes

Oregon REALTORS® Forms launch on February 22. Are you prepared? The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® has added more in-person classes on Using Oregon REALTORS® Forms (2 CE). Choose from Monday, February 6, 2-4 PM, in Bend, or Tuesday, February 7, 10 AM-12 PM, in Redmond. Learn how to do an offer, counter offer, basic disclosures, inspections, termination, notice to cure, and even tenant-occupied properties. Taught by an Oregon REALTORS® certified trainer Michael Warren of Crook County Properties


REALTORS® for Kids Helps Those in Need
During 2022, the REALTORS® for Kids program with the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® helped 142 individuals and over 75 families with the Family Access Network. FAN offers assistance to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life. FAN is located in nearly all public schools across Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing, and more.

The 12 Myths of VA Loans Class on Feb. 13. Join the Central Oregon Women's Council of REALTORS® for their first Lunch and Learn of the year on February 13 at 11 AM. The 12 Myths of VA Loans class, presented by the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), is designed to help brokers and lenders learn how VA loans currently work. Taught by Ron Smith of VAREP. Lunch provided by Linda Fisher-Berlanga of Evergreen Home Loans. Register at this link.

Fair Housing Summit on Feb. 24, 9 AM-12 PM
Join Oregon REALTORS® on a deep dive into the history of fair housing and housing access in Oregon, how fair housing impacts your business, and how you can support fair housing in your community. 3 hours of CE. 2023 Keynote speakers Richard and Leah Rothstein discuss their upcoming book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. Register at this link.


Kor Land Trust, Bend Chamber Offer Affordable Housing Opportunity - KBND
Prototype mass timber affordable home to be tested in Madras - Central Oregon Daily
New Bend affordable housing development ‘Parkside Place’ moves forward - Central Oregon Daily
Affordable housing project slated - The Nugget Newspaper
What's Happening in Affordable Housing in Bend? - The Source Weekly
Oregon’s new governor requests $1B for housing spending - AP
Pending Home Sales Increased 2.5% in December, Ending Six-Month Slide - NAR
NAR Statement on White House Tenant-Centered Action Plan - NAR
Existing-Home Sales Receded 1.5% in December - NAR

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