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Drones – Assessing the Risks

Amid the game-changing excitement over drones in real estate, don’t let the liability issues they create fly under the radar.

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Presenting and Negotiating Multiple Offers

Perhaps no situation routinely faced by Realtors® can be more frustrating, fraught with potential for misunderstanding and missed opportunity, and elusive of a formulaic solution than presenting and negotiating multiple purchase or lease offers and/or counter-offers on the same property. NAR offers guidelines based on the Realtors® Code of Ethics.

CFPB: Upcoming Changes

CFPB: Upcoming Changes

RMLS Fair Housing Words

This list was created as a part of a conciliation agreement between the RMLS™ and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. The RMLS™ has agreed to routinely search its database for these words and remove them from any listing in which they appear. RMLS™ is committed to observing the Fair Housing Act, which seeks to ensure equal opportunity in housing. This list is not intended to be a complete list of words that may violate federal, state or local fair housing laws. Agents should check with their broker and brokers may wish to consult their attorney regarding fair housing compliance.

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Property Owner Responsibilities For Stormwater Management Facilities in the City of Portland

Did you know that since 1999 the City of Portland has required the building and maintenance of stormwater management facilities for all new development that creates greater than 500 square feet of new impervious surface; for all significant redevelopment; and for new connections to the public sewer system?

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Portland Party Lines Sewer Lines FAQ

The Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services and Development Services are working together to address property issues involving party sewers. Answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found within.

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Knob and Tube Wiring: Buyers Proceed with Caution

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Fair Housing FAQ and Resource Sheet

Download Fair Housing Frequently Asked Questions and the Fair Housing Resource Page.

Fair Housing FAQs

Fair Housing Resources

Equal Opportunity in Housing

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property. The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable based on a protected class.

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Carbon Monoxide Chronology

A simplistic chronology of enactment of the Carbon Monoxide law.

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Inspections Advisory Brochure for Homebuyers

As a service to PMAR members, the PMAR Brokerage Risk Management Committee, in conjunction with PMAR legal counsel Phil Querin, has developed this Inspections Advisory Brochure for Homebuyers.