OAR HAS A NEW WEBSITE
OAR is your resource for all things real estate. To serve you better, we have a new and improved website that is easy to navigate on any device! We are focused on providing the tools and resources to help you KNOW, LEARN, PROTECT, ACT and ENGAGE with your industry and association. Please take less than a minute to watch the overview video and perhaps five minutes to cruise through OAR's new website. Please see a few key elements you might want to check out.

OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show
OAR's Annual Fall Convention and Trade Show makes its way to Oregon's beautiful capital city at the award-winning Salem Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to take time to get up to speed on current trends, earn CE and make new connections.

We believe membership is a two-way street and "It Starts With You!" Show up, speak up and get involved with OAR!
Principal Broker Academy
OAR is excited to bring you a new professional development program just for Principal Brokers. The first session is taking place this fall in Salem and is already sold out! NEW DATES are being added for next year and classes are filling quickly. Learn more about the academy and see upcoming dates and locations on our website, Principal Broker Academy.
Journey to Excellence
This summer take a journey to excellence by completing NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program.

This professional development program is open to all members, no additional fees apply. This is a great way to learn new skills as you journey through a series of ten (11 for Principal Brokers) learning modules.

Complete the series by September 1, 2019 and you will be entered to win a $1,000 travel package from OAR!

Transaction Coordinators are quickly becoming common place for successful real estate professionals looking to get more done and save considerable time. Our program is designed to help aspiring Transaction Coordinators ramp up quickly through our comprehensive courses that give you the knowledge and tools you need to be successful.

Looking to add an NAR designation? Get your Seller Representative Specialist Designation (SRS)
July 30 & 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Salem
$250 2-day course, includes meals, 12 CE Hours, 12 GRI Elective Credits AND NAR Designation!

GRI CLASSES
July 9 GRI- Law
6 CE Hours | Gresham, OR
Legislation in real estate can make or break your career. This course will cover critical aspects of Federal and State law including fair housing, licensing, risk management, records retention, agency, and includes an interactive discussion and debate of actual Oregon cases with practical based applications!
6 CE Hours | Portland, OR
This course will teach you the basic concepts of negotiation and how to identify different approaches. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at utilizing these negotiating techniques on actual real estate scenarios occurring in the market right now.
3 CE Hours | Medford, OR
This course is an essential primer on how you, as a real estate professional, can limit your risk to preserve safety and facilitate positive business outcomes. This course will cover safety protocols for showings to data security for you and your clients.
July 19 GRI- Law
6 CE Hours | North Bend, OR
Legislation in real estate can make or break your career. This course will cover critical aspects of Federal and State law including fair housing, licensing, risk management, records retention, agency, and includes an interactive discussion and debate of actual Oregon cases with practical based applications!
July 24 GRI- Buyers
6 CE Hours | Klamath Falls, OR
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation to build an outstanding relationship of service to your buyer clients.
Supreme Court Opens Door to
Federal Court for Local Takings Claims
In a 5-4 decision penned by Chief Justice Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 expanded private property rights by providing a direct route to federal court when a property owner has a claim that a state or local government has taken property without just compensation in violation of the 5 th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The decision,  Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania , resolved what was a “Catch-22” of takings law. 

In  Williamson County Regional Planning Comm’n  v.  Hamilton Bank of Johnson City , 473 U. S. 172 (1985), the court ruled that a state or local takings claim must first go through a state’s inverse condemnation proceeding before going to federal court. At that point, if the State denied compensation, the property owner’s claim was “ripe” and could be brought in federal court.  

However, in  San Remo Hotel L. P.  v.  City and County of San Francisco , 545 U. S. 323 (2005) the court ruled that the §1738 of the U.S Code known as the “full faith and credit” statute required federal courts abide by the ruling of the State. Thus, property owners had no real avenue to federal court.  

It the  Knick decision, the Court ruled that an unconstitutional taking exists when the property is taken, not after compensation is denied in a state inverse condemnation proceeding. Thus, property owners can bring a claim directly to federal court. State and local governments must now be aware that they could find themselves in federal court if they pursue a direct taking or a regulation that effectively wipes out the economic value of a property. 
Legal Hotline Q&A

Question:
Buyer and seller have entered into a contract to purchase real estate with an agreement for buyer to deposit a stated amount of earnest money. Buyer has failed to deposit the earnest money by the stated deadline in the agreement and seller now wishes to terminate the transaction due to buyers failure to comply with the terms of the contract. Can the seller terminate and what happens to the earnest money that was never deposited?
 
Answer:
Yes, the seller can terminate the transaction, but must take steps to actually terminate as the deal does not automatically terminate by buyers failure to act. As for the earnest money, the OREF standard agreement limits sellers damages to earnest money deposited or agreed to be deposited. Therefore, just because the buyer never deposited the earnest money, doesn’t mean the seller can’t make a claim for earnest money agreed to be deposited. However, the success of the seller in trying to collect will be difficult and depend largely on how damaged the seller was at that point in the transaction. As with many things, much depends on the circumstances of each individual transaction.
Legal Hotline

Wish you had a real estate attorney on hand when you need them for only $125 a year? Join the Legal Hotline and you can get access an attorney specializing in real estate and contract law.

It's $125 per individual with access Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except during NAR & OAR conventions and holidays).

Subscribers may e-mail questions and can expect an answer within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).
Housing Issues Take Stage in Final Days of Legislative Session
It was a busy weekend for the Oregon Legislature, which adjourned sine die on Sunday evening. The Senate Republicans returned to the capitol on Friday after spending nearly a week in protest of HB 2020, the carbon cap-and-trade bill that ultimately died due to lack of sufficient support in the Senate. One of the most significant bills to pass over the weekend was  HB 2005 , a new statewide paid family and medical leave program. 

Several housing related bills and budgets also passed and are on their way to the Governor.  HB 2001 requires cities with greater than 25,000 population, and all cities in Metro, to allow for the building of townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters on land current zoned for single-family homes. Cities with populations between 10,000 and 25,000 are required to allow for duplexes. The bill also requires changes to the way that cities and Metro determine their housing needs and buildable lands inventories.  

HB 2003 requires the State to work with cities and Metro to estimate existing housing stock, establish housing shortage analysis, estimate needed housing units affordable to people with a range of income levels, and adopt a housing production strategy to meet the estimated housing needs. 

The Legislature authorized $150 million in state-backed bonds for affordable housing development via the  Local Innovation Fast Track Program (LIFT) , $5 million to invest in workforce housing development in rural areas where the lack of housing development is constraining economic growth, and tens of millions of dollars in homelessness prevention efforts. 

Stay tuned for a full OAR report on the 2019 legislative session later this summer.  For now, here is a  wrap-up from the Oregonian.     
Landlord Updates with Passing of SB 970
On June 6, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 970. This Bill added new language to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 90.303 as it relates to the criteria landlords may use to screen for criminal convictions of applicants for residency. Specifically, landlords may continue to screen for all prior drug-related crimes except for convictions based solely on the use or possession of marijuana. Read full summary provided by Greenspoon Marder, LLP –  Senate Bill 970. 
Stay up to date on Legislation

We can only touch the surface of what is going on in Salem in these E-News updates. If you have questions, concerns or comments about any legislation effecting REALTORS®, please contact Political Advocacy Director and Staff Counsel  Jeremy Rogers
Are you interested in helping advocate for homeownership?
Text “REALTORS” to 30644! 
Want to be on an
OAR Committee?
There are positions available on all committees! Key Committees, Special Committees, Work Groups and Task Forces work continually on behalf of the membership to achieve OAR’S objectives as approved in the strategic plan. Your time, input and work is invaluable.  The deadline to apply is July 20, 2019. Please see a new link below to apply on our new website!

Julie Gilbert , PC, CRS, GRI, SFR
Licensed in Oregon & Washington
RE/MAX River City
"Get involved in your local and state boards early in your career; you’ll find it rewarding and also good for your business."
Member Feature:
Julie Gilbert
This month we spotlight OAR member Julie Gilbert from RE/MAX River City. For the past five years, Julie has invested time and energy into getting involved. She says, "the camaraderie in our business is amazing.There is a wealth of knowledge out there and a number of REALTORS® are willing to share it and assist new REALTORS® in our business."

Julie has been on the board at Mid-Columbia Association as well as on the OAR Board of Directors. In addition, she's volunteered for the OAR Business Issues Key Committee and Elections Committee. Julie recommends, "get involved in your local and state boards early in your career; you’ll find it rewarding and also good for your business."
Julie became a REALTOR® after her first career, as a professional kiteboarder. Her and her husband traveled around the world competing and doing exhibitions. "It was a brand new sport, so it was amazing to show people a sport they had never seen. It was not always easy learning the wind and water conditions in places we had never kiteboarded."

Julie believes if you work hard, treat others like you would want a Realtor to treat you, and you enjoy your job; everything else falls into place from there.
Oregon Leadership Academy
Congratulations to the twenty OAR members who recently completed the 2019 Oregon Leadership Academy! They worked very hard during their workshops and are an impressive group of future leaders. They got to connect with their creative side and produce a very special project. We are super excited to debut the project next month. Hint: what do Dinosaurs, Game of Thrones, The Voice and Teddy Roosevelt have in common with RPAC? Stay tuned for more information next month! Applications for the 2020 Academy will be posted soon. Learn more about the program here.
2019 OLA Graduates will be honored at the October 2nd Board of Directors meeting during the OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show.
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Every Wednesday OAR members are invited to the Columbia Employee Store. Simply show your business card and begin shopping!
For the month of July, OAR members are invited to shop at the NIKE company store. Please see flyer for details.
HOME Foundation
In 2018, the HOME Foundation awarded almost $200,000 in grants to assist with home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income. The funding is due mostly from the generosity of our sponsors and participants at our two large events- Driving it HOME Golf Tournament and the Taste of Oregon. Learn more about each event below and how you can get involved!
Habitat for Humanity Build
It's great to see how OAR HOME Foundation grants help a community. Here's an example of how funds that were awarded in 2018 were put to work this year. A special thanks to the North Willamette Association of REALTORS® for supporting the recent Habitat for Humanity home build in Mt. Angel, Oregon.

OAR's 10th Annual Driving it HOME golf tournament benefiting the HOME Foundation is  SOLD OUT! However, there's still an opportunity for you to show your support and get a chance to win  $500 CASH!

Raffle Tickets:
$10 each
or $20 for three
You don't need to be present to win
 
The Taste of Oregon is set for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Castaway in Portland. This is one of the best and most delicious events of the year!

Over 25 vendors and booth sponsors serve up some of Oregon's best food and beverages, all benefiting the HOME Foundation.

NAR Conference & Expo
Registration is now open for NAR's Annual Conference & Expo in San Fransisco! This years theme, "Imagine the Possibilities," connects with the culture of the city and what attendees can expect at the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals.  Learn more about the event and register online.
Oregon Association of REALTORS ®
2110 Mission Street SE, #230 Salem, OR 97302
503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org