Read on to learn what’s happening in Salem and on Capitol Hill that could impact your business and your clients’ property rights, as well as what OAR and NAR are doing to represent you before elected officials at the state and federal levels.
State Issues and Updates
2017 Oregon legislative session convenes February 1
OAR’s 2017 Legislative Priorities
As the 2017 legislative session approaches, OAR’s legislative agenda will focus on some key issues including the appraiser shortage, short-term rentals, first time homebuyer savings accounts, property tax reform, mortgage interest deduction, funds for septic and wood burning stoves and landlord/tenant.
Register Now for REALTOR® Day at the Capitol
On April 12, join 1,000 of your colleagues from around the State on the Capitol grounds in Salem to stand up for real estate industry issues for yourself AND your clients. Hear presentations on OAR’s legislative agenda and then meet and mingle with your legislators during a BBQ lunch and small group appointments. Let’s have a real show of force by getting as many REALTORS® to participate as possible! This event is free and includes 1 hour of Oregon CE credit - register now.
Federal Issues and Updates
Under New Congress, NAR Keeps Focus on You
REALTORS® are gearing up for what is expected to be a busy first three months of the legislative season as a new Congress and new Administration tackle a number of priorities that affect real estate, including tax reform, the Affordable Care Act, regulatory reform, reauthorization of federal flood insurance, and what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - learn more.
2016 NAR Legislative & Regulatory Year in Review
During the 114th Congress, NAR's legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market while protecting the business interest of members, as well as conusmers. NAR achieved several accomplishments and set the foundation for many important issues moving forward - learn more.
HUD Suspends FHA Premium Reduction
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develpoment announced Jan. 20 that it was suspending indefinitely the FHA premium rate cut that had been expected to take effect on Jan. 27 - learn more.