August 8, 2018
Portland Metro Area's 15 Most
In-demand Neighborhoods
The  Portland area's housing market is cooling off.  Sales have slumped in many neighborhoods, and listings are beginning to pile up. Competition remains for the lowest-priced homes, and some of the most affordable corners of the metro area are still seeing strong demand paired with little supply.

National Flood Insurance
Program Extended 
Realtors® have been urging extension of the National Flood Insurance Program for months. Nearly 125,000 Realtors®—about 15 percent of the NAR membership—sent letters to their members of Congress in support of the extension. At the end of July, Senate approved a bill to keep the program operating for four more months. 

Energy Efficiency Has Cut Regional Power Use by 25% Since 1990
Since the Northwest Power and Conservation Council published its first Power Plan in 1983, energy efficiency, also known as energy conservation, has been a primary resource to meet the electricity needs of the Northwest. In those 35 years, about 6,000 average megawatts of energy efficiency have been accomplished, reducing demand for power, saving consumers billions of dollars per year compared to the cost of building generating plants to produce that much power, and eliminating the emissions that would have come with new generating plants.

What's the Secret to Earning More Money in Real Estate?
The answer is by attending the 2018 Realtor® Conference & Expo, November 2-5 in Boston, MA. Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you’ll have the chance to network with some of the most successful pros in the indu stry! Not only that, there will be 100 education sessions and 400 exhibitors. It is the perfect opportunity to network, learn and ultimately take your business to the next level. There is simply no other experience where you can learn so much in so little time and at such an affordable price.  

Cruise the Willamette River and Network at this Exclusive
Realtor® Event
Get involved, collaborate and network with the PMAR Young Professionals Network, Women's Council of Realtors® and the Asian Real Estate Association of America. Dance the night away with DJ Mr. Mumu as he plays old school hits and hip-hop from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s - all on vinyl, of course! Join us August 23rd for an evening of fun! Space is limited and filling up quickly - don't wait!

ATTOM Data Solutions Gives Nationwide Neighborhoods
Letter Grades
Where are the best neighborhoods for buyers and investors? ATTOM Data Solutions ranked more than 10,000 neighborhood housing markets nationwide. The real estate data firm factored in six metrics: affordability, home price appreciation, school scores, crime rates, unemployment rates, and property taxes. Click the link below to view Portland's ratings on the interactive map.

Ingredients for Success: 42 Years of Observations
Did you know that 87% of new Realtors® leave the business within 5 years? Why do some succeed while so many do not? Rick DeLuca of Harcourts Northwest will be at PMAR's Annual Meeting to impart proven strategies for maintaining success in our industry, including...

  • Why technology is NOT a fad
  • How to accurately read market conditions, and what they mean
  • What's required to become successful in our industry

Join us for lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club to hear Rick's ingredients for success!

Register Now for the 2018 OAR Fall Convention
The  2018 OAR Fall Convention  is moving
to downtown Eugene this year. The agenda is jam-packed with quality content and fun opportunities to network with other members from around the state. Secure your spot for high-value education, networking opportunities, fantastic speakers, trade show booths with raffle prizes, lunch and happy hour, governance meetings and 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 requirement that ends December 31, 2018. PMAR is offering several Ethics courses throughout the year.

In Memoriam of
Barbara Randall
A donation has been made to Beaverton Foursquare Church
in honor of Barbara Randall