August 2022

Apply to represent COAR on 2023 NAR Board of Directors
The application is now open for the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS(R) large board representative for 2023 on the NAR Board of Directors. Interested REALTOR members may apply for the position at The application deadline is August 19, 2022, at the close of business. Candidates will be interviewed and voted on by the COAR Board of Directors.

Join the COAR BBQ on August 24
The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS(R) will host a BBQ Party featuring live music by Toothpick Shaker on August 24 from 4-7 PM at Alpenglow Park. The event will offer networking plus family-friendly fun with lawn games, face painting, access to the spray ground, and door prizes. The event is organized by the COAR Professional Network committee and sponsored by Umpqua Bank Home Lending. Tickets (Adults $15, Kids $10) include the BBQ meal and can be purchased at

Donate blood on August 25 at COAR
Blood donations are needed everyday. Help make a difference by donating blood at the Central Oregon Women's Council of REALTORS(R) blood drive on August 25 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at the COAR office, 2112 NE Fourth St. To sign up to donate blood, visit Once you’ve signed up to donate, visit Rapid Pass to complete online pre-screening to ensure your appointment goes quicker. RapidPass can completed at

Application open for local non-profits for COAR Charitable Giving
The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS(R) is now accepting applications for Charitable Giving. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3), and the programs must occur in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wheeler, or Harney counties. Interested non-profits should complete the online application and upload a letter for support from a COAR member. An individual member can only recommend up to two organizations annually. For more information and to apply, visit The application deadline is September 16, 2022. Awardees are selected by the COAR Charitable Giving committee.

Q2 2022 COAR Housing Statistics Report by ECONorthwest

The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS Housing Report for the second quarter of 2022 is now available. ECONorthwest prepares information and analysis for COAR about housing sales volume, median sales price, price index, and more for Bend, Crook County, Jefferson County, La Pine/Three Rivers South, Redmond/Terrebonne,/Crooked River Ranch, Sisters, and Sunriver. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

October 3-6
Oregon REALTORS(R) "Turning the Tide" 2022 Fall Convention
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, OR
More information and registration, click

October 19, 4-6 PM

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

December 9, 6-10 PM

SAVE THE DATE - COAR Holiday Party and Installation
Sunriver Resort

In the News

Housing shortage has spread across Pacific Northwest, new study shows - The Seattle Times
Houses were once plentiful across the U.S. Now half of cities don't have enough homes - CBS News
Oregon has a housing crisis. Can the next governor solve it? - OPB
US home sales fell in June as prices reach new heights - The Bulletin
Rushed wildfire risk map recalled by Department of Forestry - The Bulletin
Bend considers requiring ‘home energy scores’ on homes for sale - Central Oregon Daily
Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity celebrates 200th family with Redmond project completion - KTVZ
La Pine sees historic housing boom amid high land supply, location demand - Central Oregon Daily
County explodes with potential new housing - The Madras Pioneer
Cities where houses sell fastest near Bend - East Oregonian

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