Blog Adds Section on Avoiding Foreclosure and Fraud

PMAR’s public service website, (Home Ownership Opportunities Northwest) has a new section that offers consumers information from reliable sources such as the National Association of Realtors®, the Federal Trade Commission, Fannie Mae and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency about how to avoid foreclosure and fraud. To explore these useful new resources, […]

Supra Lockbox Activity – Updated Through Week of September 7-13

Lockbox Activity Back Up The deadline to be able to get the $8,000 first time home buyers credit is coming up. Perhaps this fact spurred the increase in lockbox activity this last week. When comparing the week of September 7-13 with the week prior, the number of times an RMLS™ subscriber opened a Supra lockbox […]

Be Safe Out There! Realtor® Safety Week

September 13-19 is Realtor Safety Week It’s Realtor® Safety Week and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) wants to remind its members that this is the perfect time to start focusing on best practices for ensuring your personal safety as well as your clients’ safety, home and office safety, and more. To help you do […]

August Market Action Results Mixed

Same-month sales improve, but inventory rises in many areas Sales Activity Sales activity (pending sales & closed sales) outpaced totals from last August in several areas. Clark County continues to post impressive numbers in this category, as pending sales were up 24.9% and closed sales increased 21.4%. Portland posted a 13% increase in pending sales […]

August 2009 Market Action Released

The latest edition of Market Action is now available to RMLS™ subscribers on RMLSweb. To view the latest reports, log on to RMLSweb and under the links section on the left side, there is a link that says “Latest Market Action” in red. A new window should open with all of the latest reports. If […]

For Fun: My Beatles Mix for Real Estate Agents

It’s a big day for Beatles fans. Their full catalogue was re-mastered and re-released, plus the long-awaited arrival of Beatles Rock Band. It doesn’t sound like Beatles songs will be available on iTunes yet, but if you have an extensive Beatles collection, here’s my recommended Beatles mix for real estate agents (my reasoning in parenthesis). […]

September Real Estate Events & Education

Find Real Estate Classes & Events Near You in Oregon & Washington Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming Realtor® events & education for the remainder of September in Oregon & Southern Washington. If you have an event that is not listed here, please let us know by commenting below. For future events, please send an e-mail to […]