Our friends over at Oregon Real Estate Forms (OREF) have issued the following update about the disclosure of Annual Percentage Rate: OREF’s legal counsel, Phil Querin, advises all brokers in the state of Oregon to be aware of federal disclosure requirement that may cause a delay in closing. Under new rules enacted by the Federal Reserve […]
Activity continues to slide, slightly Comparing July 13, 2009 through July 26, 2009 the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes decreased 1.4% in Washington and 1.9% in Oregon. Click the chart for a larger view (Oregon, top; Washington, bottom) Archive View an archive of the Supra lockbox statistical reports on Flickr.
With all the stories in the media, it seems like everyone is facing foreclosure these days. (Even Michael Jackson’s doctor.) So I thought it would be interesting to look at the foreclosure market in our service area to find out what’s really going on. We currently have 30,276 active residential listings in RMLSweb–this includes Oregon and […]
As we previewed in an earlier post, to help you handle short sales more efficiently and to help the other types of properties that require 3rd Party approval to get fair exposure, we’ve added Short Sale Yes/No and Short Sale Offer (Seller Accepted; Submitted for Approval) Yes/No to Listing Load. Watch this short tutorial to […]
Here’s a few hot weather tips I came up with for real estate agents as we all cope with a potential high of 107 today here in Portland! 1. If buyers close on 100+ degree day, offer a window A/C unit as a closing gift (good luck finding one right now, though). 2. Selling agents: if […]
Short video shows why RMLS™ subscribers should keep their ActiveKEYs out of the heat this week We’re going to have some serious heat in most of Oregon & Southwest Washington this week. As you try to stay cool in the hot weather, keep in mind this friendly ActiveKEY battery tip from Supra: “Temperature extremes can […]
The State of Oregon Real Estate Agency has issued the following alert on its website: The Agency is receiving calls from licensees asking if their fingerprint cards have expired. The licensees explain that someone stating to be from the Agency has called them and informed them that their fingerprints are going to expire. The caller […]
Activity down over previous week Comparing July 6, 2009 through July 19, 2009 the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes decreased 0.1% in Washington and 3.9% in Oregon. Click the chart for a larger view (Oregon, left; Washington, right) Archive View an archive of the Supra lockbox statistical reports on Flickr.
Lots of people are talking about short sales and foreclosures these days. If you didn’t know better, you might think that they’re the dominant type of listing for sale. But fortunately, you do know better and starting next week when we add two new short sale fields to RMLSweb (more on that later) it’s going to be even […]
With the recent changes to maps in RMLSweb it’s more important than ever that you make sure your listings are mapping correctly so other agents can find them later when running a map search. Watch this short tutorial to learn more about how to double check and edit your map point if needed. Need Help […]