Consumer Resources

Oregon Property Buyer & Seller Advisories

Consumer information publications from the

Oregon Association of REALTORS®


The documents listed below provide critical information, including embedded links to deeper insight, required forms and templates. Both the Buyer and Seller advisories are available for download on OAR letterhead.

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This Advisory is designed to assist home sellers in meeting their obligations as a seller of real property in Oregon. Common issues that arise in Oregon real property transactions are summarized in this Advisory.

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This Advisory is designed to assist home buyers in meeting their obligation to satisfy themselves as to the condition and desirability of property they are interested in purchasing.

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From city hall to the U.S. Capitol, REALTORS® are actively involved in a wide range of issues related to the health and well-being of the communities where they work and live. Through their membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, they are a powerful voice in support of the dream of homeownership and work to build strong communities and a vibrant business environment that benefits everyone.

Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power

that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders — banks and mortgage companies — offer limited choices.