May 2, 2018
Join the Masters Circle for Their Annual Silent Auction and Awards
All auction proceeds will be donated to the Northwest Children’s Outreach (NCO). NCO
is an all-volunteer non-profit that serves impoverished children ages zero to 18. In addition to the silent auction we will be announcing both 2018 Broker of the Year
and 2018 Managing Broker of the year. Get your ticket today and take the opportunity
to bid on fabulous auction packages while benefiting a valuable resource in our community.

2018 PMAR Political Action Committee (PAC) Voters' Guide
Who serves in local elected offices can be critical to how our neighborhoods and communities function, and to how you conduct your business as a Realtor®. From December 2017 through March 2018, the PMAR PAC Trustees devoted their time to interview 26 candidates for local and
regional political office. To assist you as
you fill out your ballot, the PMAR PAC Trustees provide the attached Voters’

Around the Region
by Daryl Winand
In this month's edition of Around the Region, we take a look at the May 15th primary election financial considerations by city. Not surprisingly, there are measures affecting
the bottom line. Included are a few local
monetary matters that may be of interest
to you and/or your clients.

The Perfect Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. With the threat of winter
storms past, you can look for damage
and make any needed repairs, as well
as prep your home and garden for

Homeownership Rates Increase as Renting Continues to Decrease
Over the last year, more Americans
became homeowners as the number of renters continued to decrease. The homeownership rate has been gradually climbing back since hitting a 50-year low in 2016. The rate peaked in 2004 at 69.2 percent, but despite recent climbs, it still remains below the 25-year average rate of 66.3 percent.

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 be offering Ethics at George Fox University on Wed, May 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 12pm.

Congratulations HOWNW.com Certified Specialists!
Jim Anderson (Equity Oregon Real Estate), Noel Craddock (Park Place Real Estate), Linda Baker (Keller Williams Sunset Corridor), Melisse DeLaMare (Windermere Realty Trust), Jamohl DeWald (Keller Williams Realty Professionals), Kandi Dugger (RE/MAX Equity Group), Adrienne Flagg (Urban Nest Realty), Eileen Griswold (Keller Williams Sunset Corridor), Jan Groff (Residential Realty Northwest, LLC), Mari Hunt (MORE Realty, Inc), Sunny Kennedy (John L. Scott, Inc), Cynthia Lee (Pete Anderson Realty Assoc., Inc), Laura Martin (Cascade Sotheby's Int'l Realty), Jason Maycumber (Reekie Properties, LLC), Danielle Moody (Urban Nest Realty), Wendy Olson (RE/MAX Equity Group), Suze Riley (The Agency, Inc), Rhonda Spencer (Urban Nest Realty), Mona Vertin (Windermere Realty Test), Kris Whitby (Turner Team, Inc) and Linn Woffard (RE/MAX Equity Group).

These 21 Realtors® are the latest PMAR members to earn the  HOWNW.com   Certified Specialist Designation. This designation prepares Realtors® to address buyer’s concerns about homeownership affordability by knowing and understanding a broad range of financing mechanisms. It was designed to provide practical, hands-on information to Realtors® about programs, products and eligibility standards that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers.