September 21, 2018
Don't Miss These Exciting Events Coming Up Soon!
Masters Circle Speaker Series: Shankar Vedantam
Join PMAR's Masters Circle September 27th for a talk on the science of excellence as it relates to real estate. Shankar Vedantam is NPR’s social science correspondent and the host of the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show. His goal is to help people think about the world in new and interesting ways by revealing the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. All members are welcome.

Principal Broker Forum: Law & Order - Office Policy Edition
Join your peers and industry experts
October 11th as they present how to
develop company policy and practices in compliance with Oregon Law and RMLS™ Regulations. This event is open to all
PMAR members with a Principal Brokers license. 1.5 continuing education credits
will be offered.

YPN University Webinar Series
PMAR YPN has just announced a 4-part webinar series focused around digital marketing that is open to all members! Take advantage of this low cost educational opportunity and learn about how you can better your business in four areas: branding, social media, web and video! 
Become a PMAR HOWNW.COM™ Certified Specialist (H.C.S.) October 25th
This class helps Realtors® address buyers' concerns about homeownership affordability and to provide practical hands-on information about financing programs that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers in the Portland metro region.
Ethics & LARRC Course
This is the last Ethics course offered by PMAR for the 2017-2018 Ethics cycle. Your mandatory Code of Ethics training is due 12/31/18. Sign up now for the December 13th class to meet your education requirements in one day!
Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®) Designation Seminar
Are you ready for the highest level training in real estate negotiations? Do you want to communicate, persuade, and influence on a master level? Is now your time to earn the Premier Designation of MCNE? If your answer is yes, then you are invited
to register for the  MCNE Advanced Concepts Seminar October 11th and 12th.

Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
Thanks to Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici for introducing legislation requiring increased financial counseling for student loan borrowers. The “Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act” (H.R. 1635) empowers student loan borrowers to make responsible choices. We thank Congresswoman Bonamici’s on-going support of homeownership and her recognition of the link between student loans and the ability to be a homeowner. You can click here to send your personal thank you to Oregon Congresswoman Bonamici.

Increase in Millennial Residents In Kerns/Laurelhurst Neighborhood
New data from apartment research website  RentCafé  reveals two interesting points: that Millennials love Laurelhurst,
and that Millennials can afford to live in Laurelhurst. According to RentCafé's
"Top Trending Millennial Zip Codes"
report—which analyzes U.S. Census
Bureau data—Portland's central eastside ranks fourth among areas in
the nation's 30th largest cities that have
seen the fastest Millennial resident
growth rates.

NAR Scam Alert
If you receive an email appearing to come from "REALTOR'S PRESIDENT CIRCLE DIRECTORY," it is not from NAR. The email threatens "revoking or cancellation of your membership." This email is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of Realtors®. Please delete this email if you see it. Do not download the email's attachment; it may contain a computer virus. Anyone who received the email should file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center .

Down Payments Jump to Record High
Home buyers are putting more money down on a home purchase than ever before. The size of down payments during the second quarter climbed to a median of $19,900, a record high, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ research, which dates back to
the first quarter of 2000. What’s more, this
marks a 19 percent jump from $16,750 in this year's first quarter. Utilize NAR's down payment by metro area tool by clicking the link below.