Category: Oregon

  • Legal News: Oregon Starts Restricting Real Estate Wholesalers

    Legal News: Oregon Starts Restricting Real Estate Wholesalers

    Oregon’s governor has signed H.B. 4058 into law. The point of this new provision? To help people know how brokers work with sellers and buyers in deed transfers. The bill takes effect January 1, 2025. Most notably, the law sets out to regulate residential property wholesaling. Before this, Oregonians could engage in wholesaling without legal…

  • Oregon HB 2029 and Its Impact on Real Estate Deeds

    Oregon HB 2029 and Its Impact on Real Estate Deeds

    In a significant move to improve the legibility and accessibility of recorded documents, Oregon has passed House Bill 2029, which comes into effect on January 1, 2024. This bill amends Oregon Revised Statute 205.232, specifically raising the minimum font size for recorded documents from 8-point to 10-point type.

  • Oregon Sued After Banning Buyers’ Love Letters

    Free Speech Versus Fair Housing? It’s a tough market out there for home buyers. So, hopeful home buyers are coming up with ways to stand out from the crowd. Some — many, these days — are writing “love letters” that flatter the sellers to persuade them to choose the letter writers as buyers. Are these…

  • Transferring Probate Realty in Oregon

    Probate is the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate and distributing property to those entitled to receive it, whether by devise of a will or laws of intestate succession. The laws for probate are codified at Title 12 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.

  • About Oregon HB 2127 (2015)

    Property taxes are a fact of life for most real estate owners. Publicly held property, however, including that owned by the federal government (ORS 307.040) and state and local government (ORS 307.090) is exempt from property taxes. What happens when an exempt entity takes title to property that is still encumbered with outstanding tax debt?…