Agent Class: Urban Growth Boundary

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Free CE Agent Credit Class
Wednesday, June 18, 10 am – 11:30 am

Coming to this class will help you understand the process of how the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) is choosen. Learn how it impacts clients that live near it, as well as how it impacts clients that want to purchase a property in or out of the UGB. The speaker Drake Butsch has been in the industry for over 20 years and will be able to answer your questions on the subject. He is the head of First American’s Builder Services department and has extensive knowledge. Drake is an excellent speaker, and I am sure you will learn much! Topics include:

  • Metro’s Urban Growth Boundary
  • Upcoming Changes
  • Understanding Urban & Rural Reserves and How to Market them

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: NE Branch of Oregon First
5136 NE Garfield Ave
Certified Credit Hours: 1 1/2

Light refreshments will be provided. Credits provided by First American Title Insurance Company.

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by registering below:

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Top 10 Reasons the Real Estate Agency will want Your License

Top 10 Reasons the Real Estate Agency will want Your License

Free CE Agent Credit Class
Wednesday, June 4, 10 am – 11:30 am

Come learn how to identify actions you must take to adequately protect your client and understand what actions the Oregon Real Estate Agency will expect from you.

An innocently placed word in a property marketing piece, a bit of carelessness with money, or an unintentional omission of a material fact about a listing could land you in hot water with the real estate licensing gods.

Richard Mario joined Buckley Law in 1989 and his practice includes business, estate planning, and real estate litigation. Richard’s practice has a particular focus on representing companies in all aspects of real estate related disputes. Richard handles all cases from simple to complex litigation with the focus on the clients’ needs. He employs all the tools, from mediation to litigation, to achieves his clients success.

Presenters: Richard Mario; Buckley Law
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: NE Branch of Oregon First
5136 NE Garfield Ave
Certified Credit Hours: 1 1/2

Light refreshments will be provided. Credits provided by Lawyer’s Title.

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by registering below:

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Agent Class: Energy Star – Energy Efficient Homes Intro for Realtors

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Date: 5/21/14

Subject: Green Home Certification Programs and Energy Labelling: an Intro for Realtors

Presenter: Ryan Shanahan, Green Building Consultant at EarthAdvantage

Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm

Credit: Y

As an Oregon Realtor, understanding “Green” can be a boost for your business. ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability. In this intro course, you’ll learn the basics of Green Home Certification and Energy Labeling Programs, including EPS, HES, and HERS.

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Agent Class: Circuit Court Filings

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Free CE Agent Credit Class
Wednesday, May 7, 10 am – 11:30 am

Agents need to know how certain court filings can affect a real estate transaction so they can prepare their clients on what to expect. If you prepare your clients with the right knowledge, it is less likely for your deals to fall apart. Smooth transactions create a client for life! Mike Brusco, Title Plant Manager of First American Title, will go over the details of court filings that concern Realtors and their clients. Topics include:

  • Divorce
  • Probate
  • Conservatorships
  • Foreclosure
  • Judgments & actions for money
  • Vesting
  • Subordinations

Presenter: Mike Brusco, Title Plant Manager of First American Title
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: NE Branch of Oregon First
5136 NE Garfield Ave
Certified Credit Hours: 1 1/2

Light refreshments will be provided. Credits provided by First American Title Insurance Company.

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by registering below:

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Agent Class: Evaluating Homes for Earthquakes

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Portland is home to a lot of beautiful vintage and antique homes, and it is part of what makes some neighborhoods so unique. But homes that are over 20 years old were built with less strict codes and older technology, especially in regards to earthquakes. Learning to look for earthquake retrofitting can help Realtors avoid unexpected deal-breakers.

If your client is buying or selling an older home, or wants to ensure their newer home is up-to-date, come to this free credit class to learn the new laws, safety tips, and ways to be prepared. With something as valuable as your home, it pays to be prepared. Topics include:

  • Understanding Seismic Retrofitting
  • Regulations
  • Avoiding Deal-breakers

Presenter: Steve Gemmell of Earthquake Tech, LLC
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: NE Branch of Oregon First
5136 NE Garfield Ave
Certified Credit Hours: 1 1/2

Donuts and pastries will be provided. Credits provided by WFG.

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by registering below:

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Agent Class: Underwriting: How a Loan Becomes a Qualified Mortgage

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Date: 4/02/14

Subject: Underwriting: How a Loan Becomes a Qualified Mortgage

Presenter: Gary Boyer and Mike Dolman

Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm

Credit: Y

Schoolhouse Rock – 40 Years Later!

Remember the old “How a Bill Becomes a Law?” With the increased involvement of the government in loan origination I thought it would be valuable to look at “How a Loan becomes a Qualified Mortgage” but I promise there will be no catchy little song!

As a Real Estate Professional, getting a handle on the new Qualified Mortgage requirements, credit scoring and how these changes impact the mortgage world is essential.

What we will discuss:

  • Is Lending’s Big Brother, Uncle Sam?
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Rules that went into effect 1/10/2014
  • Defining a Qualified Mortgage
  • Effect on Consumers
  • Effect on Lenders
  • The future of lending

Gary Boyer is a Certified Mortgage Planner with NW Mortgage Group who is an industry veteran and a top proder with over 200 transactions closed in 2013.

Mike Dolman is the Head of Underwriting with NW Mortgage Group and oversaw underwriting for over $800 million in closed loans last year.

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by registering below:

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Agent Class: Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

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Date: 3/19/14

Subject: RPR Class

Presenter: Jeff Bernheisel, Director of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Chicago Title

Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm

Credit: Y

RPR is comprehensive data, powerful analytics and dynamic reports for each of NAR’s constituencies. Learn how to use this powerful tool in your business to yield the best possible results.

Whether you’re in the office, or on the go, RPR provides easy access to detailed property and market information, leaving you at the center of the transaction…right where you belong. The best part? It’s included in your NAR member dues, so there is no additional cost. Period. Every property in the US is accessible within RPR. Search properties nationwide, and avoid visiting numerous sites to gather all the information you need on a property. Learn about all the features and tools, designed by Realtors for Realtors in this information free credit class with Jeff Bernheisel, Director of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Chicago Title.

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