December 12 -18, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 COAR Board of Directors:

President-Tony Levison
President Elect-Jack Zika
First Vice President-Louie Hoffman
Finance Chair-Debra Gisriel
Past President-Bill Bellamy
District Vice President: Jill Russell
Bend Directors: Sally Jacobson, Erin Martin, Bill Olsen and Joel Salmond
Crook County Director: Destanie Johnson
Jefferson County Director: Wayne Marshall
La Pine Director: Lisa Tavares
Redmond Directors: Angela Boothroyd and Cat Zwicker
Sisters Director: Sandy Goodsell
Sunriver Director: Robyn Tuttle
State Directors: Susanna Abrahamson, Carolyn Bostwick, Lester Friedman, Louie Hoffman, Brent Landels, Tony Levison, Carey McQuate, Gail Rogers, Michael Warren II and Jack Zika.
Past OAR Presidents: Mike Kozak and Debra Gisriel
Commercial Chair: Jenn Limoges
​​​​​​​WCR President: Andee Phillips

RFP - Real Estate Agent of Record
Deschutes Public Library District (hereinafter referred to as “DPL”) is requesting proposals from local qualified companies providing Real Estate Services that meet the needs of DPL.  Areas of consideration include Purchase and Sale of Commercial Property, purchase and development of raw land to be used commercially, and Property Management Services.  DPL will accept responses until no later than January 11, 2019 (closing) at 4pm PST at the Deschutes Public Library, 507 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703 and will ultimately result in an exclusive contract to meet DPL’s needs.

DPL is in need of partnering with an experienced Real Estate Firm to support us over the next five years in the potential disposition and acquisition of Commercial Property for the purpose of expanding the Library. The firm or individual awarded this contract will perform complex real estate activities, including property acquisitions, appraisals, sale of District property and lessor/lessee activities.

This RFP, including contract terms, conditions and specifications, may be obtained from Denise Senner, Business Services Manager or via DPL’s Public Website (https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/)  and shall be available for review at the above address beginning December 10, 2018 until RFP closing.  Sealed proposals can be hand delivered or mailed to Denise Senner at the above address. No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be received after closing. Proposals will be opened directly after January 11, 2019 at 4pm.    Per DPL Rule 137-047-0300(3)(d), no prequalification for proposers is required.  The RFP Project Team members may not be contacted or solicited.
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Featured Class: Mortgages 101
January 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tiffany Christopher
2 CE/Free
Learn the basics of lending and industry jargon for new(ish) agents.
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Breaking News: Rural Communities Protected  From Loss of Mortgage Opportunities 
The U.S. House and Senate passed comprehensive farm legislation today that includes long-sought protection of federal Rural Housing Services programs for thousands of small communities across the country.
 
The bill maintains until 2030 the current definition of rural community, enabling communities with 35,000 people or fewer, not part of a larger metropolitan statistical area, and that have few private mortgage financing options available to remain eligible for federal mortgage financing and other programs under the Rural Housing Service. Those programs take into account factors unique to borrowers and the properties available to them in rural areas.
 
“We are pleased to see the House and Senate this week take action to extend the RHS definition through 2030,” says NAR President John Smaby. “We applaud Congress for providing this critical certainty to REALTORS® and homeowners across rural America.”
 
The bill, which the president is expected to sign, also makes a number of improvements sought by NAR. Among other things, the population of rural areas hosting prisons won’t be inappropriately increased by including incarcerated persons in the population tally, and only a portion of people temporarily living in the area because of military service will be included in the population count.

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More on rural housing and other NAR federal policy issues.

5 simple steps to share your RPR Market Activity Report on Facebook
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use your next Market Activity report to earn new business through Facebook.
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