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May 16, 2018
Principal Broker Forum: Advertising Rights & Wrongs
Join PMAR and the RMLS™ Thursday, June 14th to discuss rules and regulations
around real estate advertising. Our
industry experts will also give an update
on RMLS™ Coming Soon rules and the
listing agreement. Come listen, ask
questions and earn 1.5 continuing
education credits. Open to all PMAR
members with a Principal Brokers license.

Portland-Area Real Estate: 15 Most In-Demand Neighborhoods
Home sales in the Portland area remained at a low level in the year's first quarter, hamstrung by a lack of houses on the market. Using data from the RMLS™, OregonLive compared how many homes were on the market at the beginning of April with the number sold during the three months prior to determine the 15 most in-demand neighborhoods this spring. 

6 Tips for Keeping Your
Marketing Legal
In light of allegations that Facebook
enables housing discrimination by
allowing real estate advertisers to
exclude audiences protected under the
Fair Housing Act, here are some tips for making sure your marketing on the social platform is legal and ethical.


Homeownership Is Becoming
Much Pricier
With inventory levels at record lows, strong buyer demand prompted home prices to rise at a faster pace in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest report by NAR. The national median single-family home price in the first three months of this year was $245,500. That is up 5.7% compared to a year ago.

Celebrate Older Americans Month by Focusing on Forever Homes
In 1963, a Presidential Proclamation designated May as "Older Americans Month." A growing trend amongst Older Americans is the desire to stay in their own home. According to research by AARP, nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes
as they age, often referred to as "aging in place." Fortunately, Realtors® have an excellent one-stop resource on HOWNW.com to address Forever Home inquiries from their clients. HOWNW.com's Forever Home pages includes a remodeling checklist, loan programs for renovations and much more.

Have You Completed Your Ethics Requirement for this Cycle?
The National Association of Realtors® requires every Realtor® to complete
ethics training within a two-year cycle.
As a courtesy, we want to remind those
who have not yet fulfilled their mandatory biennial NAR Code of Ethics cycle
requirement that currently ends December 31, 2018. PMAR will offer several Ethics courses throughout the rest of the year.
Our next ethics class is scheduled for
July 10th, and registration will open on
May 17th. Click the link below for a list of upcoming Ethics courses.

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