December 27, 2017
What Net Neutrality Rollback Means for You
Many real estate professionals and companies may now be at a disadvantage to deliver services to consumers online, as the Federal Communications Commission voted recently to repeal net neutrality rules. The move allows internet service providers to restrict the content its consumers see and implement pay-to-play policies, giving priority to content providers who pay a fee. For small-business owners, such as real estate agents, it could severely cripple their ability to reach a wider audience online.

Which Counties Will be Most Affected by Tax Reform?
The National Association of Realtors® worked throughout the tax reform process to preserve the existing tax benefits of homeownership and real estate investment, as well to ensure as many real estate professionals as possible would benefit from proposed tax cuts. Many of the changes reflected in the final bill were the result of the engagement of NAR and its members, not only in the last three months, but over several years. NAR has developed an interactive map showing counties they expect to be most affected.

Tax Bill Passes; Tough Work
Still Ahead
The U.S. House and Senate have passed sweeping tax reform legislation that is expected to have a major impact on housing markets. The bill is an improvement for homeowners when compared to earlier House and Senate versions, because it makes several changes NAR sought. However the structure of the bill continues to raise concerns.

6 Chilling Facts About Icicles That All Homeowners Should Know
Those beautiful, shiny icicles hanging from your roof are not cool. They’re a really, really bad sign that you may have an  ice dam  — a ridge of ice along the edge of your roof that can damage your house and your wallet. Don’t freak out. Just be in the know about these six things, and you can save your budget from hypothermia this winter.

Nominate Someone for the PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor Award
The PMAR Good Neighbor Award will be presented at the 2018 Portland First Citizen Banquet in recognition of one PMAR member who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community. PMAR will donate $1,000 to the recipient’s charity of choice.

A Guide to the Home Buying Process
HOWNW.com has created a detailed guide perfect for your first-time home buyers. Equipped with definitions, this guide explains everything from applying for a loan to after they close on their dream home.

Oregon Real Estate Form
Changes Webinar
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
With the new year right around the corner annual updates and changes of OREF forms are on the horizon. Join PMAR to learn about all of the upcoming OREF form changes for the 2018 year. Deadline to register for this webinar is 4:30 on Tuesday, January 2nd.

PMAR Masters Circle Applications Available Now
Membership in the PMAR Masters Circle recognizes your successful real estate career, a result of your dedication and hard work. Let your customers know that you have a proven track record of success and join PMAR's Master Circle today. Click here to see the benefits.

Have You Received Your 2018 Realtor® Dues Invoice?
Dues are due by January 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Pay early and avoid a $100 late fee! Dues paid after January 31, 2018 will require the $100 late fee with dues. If you haven’t paid your 2018 Realtor® dues yet, go to www.nar.realtor and pay online, or call PMAR Membership at 503-228-6585 with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card. Full Realtor® dues are $555.00 and full Appraiser dues are $505.00.

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