April 17 - 23, 2019
Open House Weekend

The COAR Public Relations Committee is excited to announce the 2019 Open House Weekend will take place June 1 - 2 throughout Central Oregon!

Participation in Open House Weekend is easy for members:
  • List a home on Open House June 1 and/or 2 in MLSCO. All homes on Open House for the weekend are searchable by the members and the public. Additionally, we will send an email on Friday, May 31st with all open houses.

  • Pick up an Open House sign attachment at COAR on May 28th

  • Take your buyers on an Open House Tour

  • Optional: Advertise with The Bulletin's special Open House edition June 1st

  • Pick up an Open House Poster at COA

Additionally, we have developed Open House materials to help you promote the weekend. Digital and social media materials can be found here.

Madras Luncheon
Join COAR's YPN committee for lunch in at the new Madras Brewing! Open and free for all COAR members.
May 9, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Madras Brewing 
212 SW 4th St, Suite 104
Madras, OR 
Register here
Why should you attend YPN Events? Click here for a fun perspective from the 2018 and 2019 committee chairs. Made possible with support from COAR's YPN Committee and Western Title & Escrow.

Featured Class: Working Your Farm the Right Way
April 22, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Instructor: Rich Rudnick
In this face paced, one-hour session you will learn:
-The shotgun approach to avoid
-The tactical approach to take
-The specific message to bring
-The lead sources you must work or don't work your farm at all
-Working Your Farm the Right Way - plan
Free/Not a CE Course
Register here

OAR Principal Broker Academy
OAR is excited to offer a new resource just for Principal Brokers! This comprehensive program is like no other. It is designed to provide professional development for any Principal Broker, whether new or seasoned. This program features four full days of classroom-style learning, with additional online pre-learning. The dates are September 26-27, 2019 and October 24-25, 2019 at OAR’s office in Salem.  Register by May 1 and you will receive a free registration to the OAR Fall Convention. Click here to register for the Principal Broker Academy! 

Lead-Based Paint Inspections
Oregon REALTORS® are seeing an increase in EPA inspections based on lead-based paint. The EPA is authorized under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 to conduct inspections of real estate companies to check compliance with the statute. As a reminder, such actions can occur at any time, with short or no notice by the EPA. To be in compliance remember to include the following in every file:

  • Include the dated and initialed Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form

  • Include the dated and initialed Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home Pamphlet

  • Keep the information in a hard copy format in files for at least 3 years

The NAR website has lots of information related to https://www.nar.realtor/lead-based-paint#section-166042.

House Bill 3349
On March 25, 2019 HB 3349 was voted out of the House Human Services and Housing Committee. The bill wouldeffectively eliminate the mortgage interest deduction for many Oregonians throughout the state. Oregonians at all income levels rely on the mortgage interest deduction to afford their homes The bill narrowly passed by one vote and is now in the House Revenue Committee. Please thank Rep. Meek and Rep. Zika (our REALTOR® members serving in the legislature) for their “No” vote in committee. Take Action by emailing your Representative NOW! The House Revenue Committee held a public hearing on the bill on April 15. OAR’s government affairs team testified in opposition to the legislation. 

HomeSource Volunteer Orientation
April 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
20310 Empire Ave, Ste A#100
Join NeighborImpact for information and training on being a HomeSource Volunteer. Learn more

Upcoming Classes and Events

April 18 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Redmond Industrial Tour, 3 CE
April 18 | 5:30 PM | EnCOAR Awards
April 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | WCR: Planning for an Upcoming Shift in the Real Estate Market-Registration closed
April 22 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Working Your Farm the Right Way
April 23 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Required Law & Rule Course 2018 - 2019, 3 CE
April 26 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Residential Listing Input Forms Training

Market Data

Months of inventory in all Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties is increasing.

Click here for more information.

In the News

Sisters Addresses Affordable Housing Needs - Danise Lee, KBND
La Pine Builder Calls Deschutes County Groundwater Plan a Failure - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Public Meeting on Housing Needs Planned for Next Week - Jason Chaney, Central Oregonian
Bend Doesn't Expect First House in Expansion Areas until 2020 -Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Deschutes County Farm Deferral Program under Scrutiny - Stephen Hamway, The Bulletin
Pahlisch Homes Plans New Subdivision in Southeast Bend - Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin 
Smart Meters Coming to Bend April 29 - Suzanne Roig, The Bulletin
With Governor's Signature, Redmond Reverses Affordable Housing Defeat - Gary A. Warner, The Bulletin
Walden Pledges Support for Bend Parkway Improvements - Julia Shumway, The Bulletin
Apartments Planned for North Madras - Madras Pioneer
California Women Posed as Real Estate Agent to Scam Homebuyers - Veronika Bondarenko, Inman News
iBuyers Riding a Wave of Change as they Disrupt Real Estate - Jim Dalrymple II, Inman News
Marijuana-Friendly Cities See Uptick in Home Values: Study - Veronika Bondarenko, Inman News
Report: Gen Z is Already Saving for a Home - NAR Daily News 
HUD Seeks Input on Maximizing 'Opportunity Areas' - NAR Daily News
Washington REALTORS Fight Off Bill to Limit Duel Agency - Melissa Dittman Tracy, REALTOR Magazine

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