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Oregon Agents Read This - 07/15/09 07:17 PM
As you may know Oregon and Idaho ended reciprocity as of 7/1/09. We companies who have been doing business under the reciprocal agreement had 26 days notice. My own company had to really scramble to comply because we had an agent renewing in July. My personal gripe (aside from how ridiculous this is in general) is that I renewed my license in May. Now because we're no longer a reciprocal brokerage I have to pay again - $230 in May and $230 in July. The Oregon Real Estate Agency - my agency (I live in Oregon so my taxes are helping to pay (2 comments)
Cheat Grass, Foxtail and Goat Heads - 07/10/09 09:33 AM
It's cheat grass season again in the desert part of the Intermountain West! If you happen to go off pavement or manicured lawns you are doomed to deal with one or all of these. If you are wearing sandals or other light summer shoes your chances of tromping through acres of dry thistley weeds increase exponentially. Lark MacKenzie in our office was doomed from the start yesterday. Not only was she wearing open toed strappy heels, she was also wearing a short skirt. It's a wonder she didn't wind up listing a dairy! Walking through a few feedlots and corrals can (2 comments)
REO Fair Housing Issue - 07/07/09 08:41 AM
I have noticed lately that several asset management companies are requring that the listing agent put into the comments that a minimum 1000 or 2000 earnest money will be required to submit an offer and it has to be in certified funds. All well and good I understand the reason. However I think this violates Fair Housing laws. It effectivley discriminates by making it impossible for low income people to submit offers on these homes. They don't have that much cash. For those of you not in rural areas I'll explain. If your area qualifies, then buyers are able to use Rural (0 comments)
Cars and Real Estate - 07/01/09 09:33 AM
Last night we bought a car! After a year and a half of non consumer consumption we did it! Things are better, savings are replenished etc and I need a reliable car! One salesperson I talked to asked how I'd managed to put 153000 miles on my 2000 Ford Focus. I'm a realtor in a rural area - that's the answer. The process was interesting to me. My husband had said "just go buy a car - that's what you do". But that isn't what he did when we bought our boat I pointed out. He had resaearched and searched on (2 comments)
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