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All About Easements: The Easement Appurtenant

An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(April 5, 2019)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property owned by another party. Stated another way, an easement appurtenant is an easement over one parcel that benefits another parcel of land. The property benefiting from the usage right to travel over the easement is called the dominant tenement, or dominant estate. It is called the dominant estate because it is the parcel of real property that has an easement over another piece of property – it dominates. The property that includes the physical easement, that is, the land over which the dominant tenement can travel, is called the servient tenement since it must serve the dominant estate by providing the easement for its use.

The term appurtenant means “attaching to.” An easement appurtenant, then, attaches to the estate and transfers with it unless expressly stated otherwise. More specifically, the easement attaches as a beneficial interest to the dominant estate, and as an encumbrance to the servient estate. Accordingly, the easement appurtenant becomes part of the dominant estate’s bundle of rights and an obligation or encumbrance of the servient estate.

Transfer. Easement appurtenant rights and obligations automatically transfer with the properties, either the dominant or servient estate, whether or not mentioned in the deed.

Non-exclusive use. Both the servient tenement and dominant tenement can use the easement, provided the servient’s usage does not unreasonably obstruct the dominant’s use.


The exhibit shows a conventional easement appurtenant. The driveway marked A belongs to Parcel #2. An easement appurtenant, marked B on the diagram, allows Parcel #3 to use #2’s driveway. Parcel #3 is the dominant tenement, and Parcel #2 is the servient tenement.

Easement by necessity. An easement by necessity is an easement appurtenant legally granted by a court to a property owner because of necessity. Usually, the necessary condition that precipitates the granting of the easement is the need to provide ingress and egress to a property. Ingress means a way to travel into the property, and egress means a way to travel out of the property. Since a property cannot be landlocked and must have access to a public thoroughfare, the court will grant an owner of a landlocked property an easement by necessity over an adjoining property that already has access to a thoroughfare. When this is the case, the landlocked party becomes the dominant tenement, and the land over which the easement is granted is called the servient tenement. In the exhibit, Parcel #1, which is landlocked, owns an easement by necessity, C, across Parcel #2.

Party wall easement. A party wall is a common wall shared by two separate structures along a property boundary. Party wall agreements generally provide for severalty ownership of half of the wall by each owner, or at least some fraction of the width of the wall. Ownership in severalty means individual ownership; ownership is “severed” from all others. Also, the agreement grants a negative easement appurtenant to each owner against the other owner’s wall. A negative easement gives each party the right to restrain or control the use of the other party’s use in some way, such as unlimited use of the wall or a destructive use that would jeopardize the adjacent property owner’s building. The party wall easement also establishes responsibilities and obligations for the maintenance and repair of the wall.

Other structures that are subject to party agreements are common fences, driveways, and walkways. Common means they are shared between the properties – they are of common or shared ownership and on the property line between the affected properties.

++ Remember: A negative easement appurtenant does not allow the owner of the dominant estate to cross over the servient estate. Instead, the dominant estate has the right to restrict some activity or use of the servient estate.

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A negative easement appurtenant does not allow the owner of the dominant estate to cross over the servient estate. Instead, the dominant estate has the right to restrict some activity or use of the servient estate. Example: Developer Jovan purchased a tract of land abutting Oceanfront Lake and divided it into two parcels. Lot A is on the shoreline, and Lot B is farther back from the shore. Lot B has a good view of the lake because it is situated on higher ground that overlooks Lot A, but it is located behind Lot A and could be lost if Lot A builds a two-story house. Because Jovan wants the best price for each parcel, the view of the lake from Lot B is protected by adding a deed restriction in Lot A’s deed to limit any structure built on Lot A to a single story.

In the example above, the owner of Lot B is the owner of a negative easement appurtenant. The dominant estate, Lot B, can prohibit specific activity on Lot A, the servient estate, that could block or restrict the view of the lake. In this situation, Lot B’s owner does not have an affirmative easement appurtenant and cannot cross over the land of Lot A to reach the lake, since only the view is protected. Though not applicable to the above example, it is possible to have both an affirmative and negative easement at the same time. If an easement was created for access to the lake and to limit the height of any structure, then the owner of Lot B would have both negative and affirmative easements.

Easements appurtenant are created in these ways:

By grant or reservation – An easement created by grant or reservation is created by the express written agreement of the landowner. This is most frequently done in the deed but can be done in a separate recorded instrument. When done by grant, the owner of a property gives to someone else the easement right. When done by reservation, the owner of the property retains an easement on land conveyed to another. For example, you sell your property but keep the right to travel over the sold parcel to walk to the ocean.

By intent or necessity – The right to ingress (entry) and egress (exit) is required by law. Any property that is landlocked, meaning it has no ingress and egress, has these rights. A landlocked landowner has a right to an easement to cross the land of another to reach a public right-of-way. This type of easement available to a landlocked owner is called an easement by necessity and is outlined in Oregon Revised Statutes, specifically ORS 376. The servient estate in the easement by necessity may be entitled to compensation for the easement.

By prescription – An easement by prescription is the use of the land of another that meets these requirements;

  • Open and notorious (obvious to anyone);
  • Actual, continuous (uninterrupted for the entire required period);
  • Adverse to the rights of the true property owner;
  • Hostile (in opposition to the claim of another, not “hostile” in the ordinary sense); and
  • Continuous for a statutorily defined period (10 years in Oregon).

An easement by prescription gives the dominant tenant the right of use of the property, not ownership of the property.

By implication – An easement by implication arises out of the conduct of the parties. This means it is an implied easement, not a written easement. An easement by necessity is distinguished from an easement by implication in that the easement by necessity arises only when “strictly” necessary. In contrast, the easement by implication can occur when “reasonably” necessary. For example, the right lot owners have in a subdivision to use a roadway on the approved subdivision plan without requiring a specific grant or easement to each new lot.

By condemnation – The government’s right to use the land of an owner is created by the exercise of the government’s right of eminent domain. Eminent domain includes not only the right of the government to obtain an ownership interest in the property of a private owner; it also provides for the right of the government to create a use easement over the land of a private property owner to benefit the government-owned land. For example, the US Bureau of Land Management uses its power of eminent domain to create an easement of right of way over private property to access government-owned, but landlocked forestland.

Easements appurtenant can be terminated by one of these ways:

  • Release of the easement by the dominant owner
  • Merging the dominant and servient lands into one tract
  • Abandonment of the easement by the dominant owner
  • The reason the easement was created no longer exists
  • Expiration of the time for which the easement was given

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Oregon Real Estate Agency Requires Principal Broker Advanced Practices Course

Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, renewing a for the first time must take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course.

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(November 2, 2018)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, who will be renewing their active license for the first time, will have to take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course. If the first principal broker license renewal was in inactive status and the principal broker wants to reactivate it for the first time on or after July 1, 2019, they will have to take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course. The 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) is also required to renew or reactivate the license. Except for LARRC, if the principal broker already completed regular continuing education, it will not count if for renewing active for the first time, or if reactivating after an inactive first renewal, on or after July 1, 2019.

Exclusively for OnlineEd customers who completed their regular continuing education with OnlineEd during their first Principal Broker license renewal cycle who cannot use that education for their renewal, they may qualify with OnlineEd to have their previous purchase credited against the $229 price of the OnlineEd 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course.

Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) is another 3-hour course that is required for all license renewals. Together, Principal Broker Advanced Practices and Law and Rule Required Course will complete the required 30-hours of education needed to renew a principal broker license. Law and Rule Required Course is free at OnlineEd to all Oregon real estate licensees, whether property manager, broker or principal broker.

The Oregon Real Estate Agency has eight required course categories for Principal Broker Advanced Practices. These topics are:

Module 1: Brokerage Practices, covering business registration and planning
Module 2: Supervising and Managing Real Estate Licensees
Module 3: Affirmative Duties of Agent and Agency Relationships
Module 4: Advertising Rules
Module 5: Property Management
Module 6: Clients’ Trust Accounts
Module 7: Records and Record Maintenance
Module 8: Professional Real Estate Activity

The OnlineEd course divides each topic into smaller learning segments that cover specific facts, information, and details. Each module is populated with learning assessments to help learners comprehend presented information and a 60-question final exam at the end of the course. As with any Oregon continuing education course, Principal Broker Advanced Practices is required to be time-monitored. Once the learner completes all course elements and has spent the minimum necessary time logged into the course, the course final exam is made available. The final exam is not timed, requires a minimum passing score of 75%, and can be taken as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score. After successfully completing the final exam for this 27-hour course, a course completion certificate is generated. This certificate should be printed and kept by licensees in their education files as proof of meeting the OREA-required first-time renewal education course. You are not required to send this certificate to the Agency but must have it available for the Agency for three years after it is used for license renewal.

To sign up for the OnlineEd Principal Broker Advanced Practices course, please visit the OnlineEd web site.

 

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Do You Need an Oregon Real Estate License?

canstockphoto7389305 real estate license card  (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  Anyone who conducts professional real estate activity within the State of Oregon is required to have a real estate license. Oregon defines professional real estate activity as any of the following actions, when engaged in for another and for compensation or in the expectation or upon the promise of receiving or collecting compensation, by any person who:

  • sells, exchanges, purchases, rents or leases real estate;
  • offers to sell, exchange, purchase, rent or lease real estate;
  • negotiates, offers, attempts or agrees to negotiate the sale, exchange, purchase, rental or leasing of real estate;
  • lists, offers, attempts or agrees to list real estate for sale;
  • offers, attempts or agrees to perform or provide a competitive market analysis or letter opinion, to represent a taxpayer under ORS 305 or 309 or to give an opinion in any administrative or judicial proceeding regarding the value of real estate for taxation, except when the activity is performed by a state certified appraiser or state licensed appraiser;
  • auctions, offers, attempts or agrees to auction real estate;
  • buys, sells, offers to buy or sell or otherwise deals in options on real estate;
  • engages in management or rental real estate;
  • purports to be engaged in the business of buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing real estate;
  • assists or directs in the procuring of prospects, calculated to result in the sale, exchange, leasing or rental of real estate;
  • expect as otherwise provided in ORS 696 advises, counsels, consults or analyzes in connection with real estate values, sales or dispositions, including dispositions through eminent domain procedures;
  • advises, counsels, consults or analyzes in connection with the acquisition or sale of real estate by an entity if the purpose of the entity is investment in real estate; or
  • performs real estate marketing activity ad described in ORS 696.

While exemptions to licensing can be found in ORS 696.030, the Oregon Real Estate Agency will not say if an exemption applies to a certain situation. Anyone who thinks they might qualify for such an exemption should consult their attorney.

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This article was published on September 10, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained by third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

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Green Home Building Continues to Climb, Valued at $36 Billion in 2013

canstockphoto16053461(National Association of Home Builders) – February 4, 2014 – McGraw Hill Construction, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), today released findings from a new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Green homes comprised 23% of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow to between 26% and 33% of the market by 2016. This equates to a doubling in the value of green home construction over three years, growing from $36 billion in 2013 to $83-$105 billion in 2016, based on the current McGraw Hill Construction forecast for total residential construction.

According to McGraw Hill Construction research dating back to 2006, the green home building market most rapidly accelerated during the housing downturn when builders experienced in green remained in business at higher proportions than those not knowledgeable about energy-efficient and green home building. As the residential market improves, indications are that the residential market is becoming bifurcated, with green builders accelerating the depth of their green work, and new or returned entrants into the market focusing on traditional construction practices.

“Green experience was a significant part of what kept builders in business during the recession,” said Harvey M. Bernstein, VP of Industry Insights and Alliances, McGraw Hill Construction, “and now, those same firms are embracing the competitive advantage they earned by deepening their delivery of energy-efficient and green homes. We also see firms reentering the market that are using traditional home building practices versus green practices because that’s what they know. However, the broader availability of green building products and practices, a more educated consumer and an increase in activity at the regulatory level will also encourage this group of builders to learn green practices over time.”

The study shows that the top drivers to increased green home building activity include changes in codes and regulations, better quality, wider availability and affordability of green products, energy costs, and competitive advantage.

The green home building study, produced by McGraw Hill Construction in conjunction with the NAHB, is the fourth in a series that dates back to 2006. It was designed to provide key insights into market opportunities, backed by proprietary research surveys and the power of the Dodge database. The study reveals business benefits afforded by green building:

– Competitive marketing advantage: 51% of builders and remodelers find that it is easier to market green homes, up from 46% in 2012 and 40% in 2008.

– Customer willingness to pay for green features:

o 68% of builders (up from 61% in 2011) report their customers will pay more for green, with 23% reporting that their customer will pay more than 5%

o 84% of remodelers report the same (up from 66% in 2011), with 55% reporting their customers will pay more than 5% for green features.

“This study shows that more and more builders are incorporating environmentally sensitive and energy and resource efficient techniques into traditional home building practices, and we expect to see even stronger growth in the coming years,” said Matt Belcher Co-Chair of NAHB’s Energy & Green Building Subcommittee and a Builder from Wildwood, MO. “Green building expertise provided builders and remodelers with a competitive advantage during the housing downturn, and now as the market continues to recover, NAHB members stand ready to meet the increased demand.”

In 2013, 16% of builders were dedicated to green building with more than 90% of their projects green, and another 20% were highly invested in green activity with 61% to 90% of their projects green. By 2015, that is expected to increase, with 20% of builders expecting to be exclusively working on green buildings, and 24% doing 61% to 90% green work. Remodelers are also increasing their attention to green work, with 16% reporting more than 60% of their projects are green today, expected to grow to 23% doing this amount of green remodeling in 2015 and 32% by 2018.

This spring McGraw Hill Construction will publish its 4th SmartMarket Report on the green home building marketplace, which will include these findings with additional analysis and new market research data on the trends of the multifamily builder. In the meantime, key findings from the study can be found at analyticsstore.construction.com/GreenHomeKeyFindings14.

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This article was published on January 20, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements, laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

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Oregon Amends Provisions of Foreclosure Avoidance Notice

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Oregon amends Foreclosure Avoidance Measure Notice

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd – Portland, OR) Oregon has amended the provisions of its Foreclosure Avoidance Notice by providing for the form and content of the notice when a lender determines that a homeowner is not eligible for foreclosure avoidance measures or has not complied with an already agreed upon avoidance measure.

The form [Form 20] requires the lender to include homeowner name, lender name, and the subject property address. The lender will then check an appropriate box on the form indicating either that the homeowner is not eligible for any foreclosure avoidance measure or that the homeowner is not in compliance with the terms of an agreement already reached with the lender. The lender must describe with specificity and in plain language their basis for their determination. The form also notifies the homeowner of the date and location set for the sale of the property, cautions the homeowner to seek legal advice, and provides information about agencies and organizations to assist the homeowner.

View  or download a copy of this form.

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This article was published on February 12, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements, laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

Best Practices for Passing Your Oregon Real Estate Agency Education Audit

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – As reported by OnlineEd® earlier this month, the Oregon Real Estate Agency released the results of its first continuing education audit. This audit revealed that 22% of the licensees audited failed because of :

  • fraudulent or altered certificates;
  • courses completed from non-agency-certified continuing education providers; or
  • not enough hours.
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Only 55% of the licensees met the agency’s audit requirements and appeared to be in compliance with all requirements for license renewal.

The remaining 23% of licensees did not meet the audit requirements because of late or missing documentation. It’s this 23% of the licensees who failed because of late or missing documentation we hope to help with this post. By following these guidelines and suggestions, licensees will be able to make sure they are ready when they receive their audit notice:

  • Every broker is responsible for tracking their own continuing education hours. While your agency-approved education provider might be asked to verify your participation in the qualifying education you reported, it is not their responsibility to renew your license or otherwise report your education to the Agency.
  • Brokers renewing for the first time are required to complete the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices (BAP) course and the 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC). Together these two courses make the required 30-hours of education. LARRC is NOT part of BAP and is to be delivered as a standalone course.
  • Brokers renewing for a second or subsequent time are required to complete 27-hours of approved education, plus the 3-hour LARRC in the two years preceding their license renewal. The 27-hours can be BAP or regular, qualifying continuing education.
  • In order for education to qualify, it must be delivered by an Oregon Real Estate Agency approved provider, and be categorized by the provider in one of the Agency’s approved topics of study.
  • List the qualifying education on the Agency’s form, Continuing Education Record (see below).
  • Maintain your continuing education certificates of completion or attendance and your Continuing Education Record form for at least three years after they were used for your license renewal.
  • Log into the Agency’s e-Licensing system, swear under penalty, including license revocation, that you have completed your required education and pay the license renewal fee.

Note: If you are renewing an inactive license, you are not required to complete any continuing education.  Prior to activating your license, you must then meet the applicable continuing education and other requirements.

In addition to the above, the Agency suggests these best practices to help with your audit:

  • Don’t renew your license until you have completed your required education;
  • Make sure your email and mailing addresses are up to date with the Agency to avoid missing important notifications;
  • Take your continuing education from Agency-certified providers;
  • Keep your certificates of attendance and Continuing Education Record form for three years after your license renewal; and
  • Don’t fraudulently produce or otherwise modify a continuing education certificate.

Download the OnlineEd guide to completing your Continuing Education Audit form here.

To renew a license without meeting the agency’s continuing education requirements is a violation of Oregon real estate license law and may result in administrative action against the licensee.

 

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For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.OnlineEd is  Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

This article was published on January 20, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements, laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

How to Print a Copy of Your Oregon Real Estate License

(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd®) – Follow these simple steps to access and print a copy of your Oregon real estate license:

  1. Log into eLicense at https://orea.elicense.irondata.com/
  2. Click on the Print License link in the menu to the left

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4 Oregon Real Estate Education Changes For 2013

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) -Effective January 1, 2013 the Oregon Real Estate Agency implemented the following changes to real estate broker pre-licensing education, principal broker licensing education, property manager education, and real estate broker advanced practices education:

  1. Real Estate Broker Pre-License: Pre-license qualifying education courses taken after January 1, 2013 must have received a new approval from the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The OnlineEd® Oregon Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course is already compliant with these new rules and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) to meet the 2013 requirements. Pre-license qualifying education is available from the OnlineEd® pre-license course catalog. Other changes recently implemented require the license candidate to make license application and pay the application fee in advance of being able to schedule a state licensing examination. The exam proctor is also responsible for fingerprinting and background check applications, which are completed during the applicant’s examination appointment. All fees paid to the exam proctor and OREA are nonrefundable.
  2. Property Manager Advanced Practices: All property managers must take the 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license.  The OnlineEd® Property Manager Advanced Practices course is already compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The course is found in our continuing education catalog.
  3. Real Estate Broker Advanced Practices: All real estate brokers must take the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. The OnlineEd® Broker Advanced Practices course is compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. Broker Advanced Practices is found in our continuing education catalog. Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) cannot be included in either Advance Practices course. Because licensees need 30 hours of approved education to renew, a LARRC course is still required. OnlineEd® offers LARRC free with both of the Advanced Practices courses.
  4. Principal Broker Qualifying Education, Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision: Brokers who want to become a Principal Broker must complete a 40-hour Oregon Real Estate Agency approved Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course. As of January 1, 2013, this course was greatly expanded and more difficult than its predecessor. There is also a new and longer licensing exam for principal broker licensing.  The OnlineEd® Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course is compliant with the January 1, 2013 requirements and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. To assist in passing the licensing exam, the course comes with an exam prep module. Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision is available in our continuing education catalog.

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 OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency approved continuing education provider number 1038.  OnlineEd® is an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses. OnlinEd is also the developer of InlineEd, a Compliance Management System solution for the mortgage industry.

For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.

 

 

Oregon Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements Based on License Type and Status

(OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) – There are different education requirements for renewal of an Oregon real estate license. These requirements will depend on your license type, license status, and whether it is a first-time or subsequent renewal of the license. Click the appropriate link below to find out the education requirements for your license.

Broker

Principal Broker

Property Manager

Broker Renewing an Active License

  • First-time Renewal:

Complete the Oregon Real Estate Agency required 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course and the 3-hour Law and Rule Required (“LARRC”) course.

  • Second and Subsequent Renewal:

Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

Broker Renewing an Inactive License

No continuing education is required.

Inactive Broker Activating a License

  • If you have renewed an active license at least one time and completed an Advanced Practices course you must:

Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

  • If you have never renewed an active license and never completed Advanced Practices:
  1. You obtained your first broker license after June 30, 2001, it has been inactive the entire time, and you have renewed an inactive license at least once; or
  2. You held an Oregon real estate license, but let it expire or lapse. You became re-licensed as a broker after June 30, 2002 by meeting the current licensing requirements  but your license has been inactive since then. You have renewed your license at least once.

To reactive your license, you must complete Broker Advanced Practices and LARRC during the two years preceding your license expiration date.

Principal Broker Renewing an Active License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

Principal Broker Renewing an Inactive License
No continuing education is required.

Inactive Principal Broker Activating a License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date. If you have been inactive for more than two years, you must sit for and pass the Principal Broker Reactivation Exam.

*There is no requirement for a principal broker to take principal broker specific education. Qualifying real estate broker education or property manager education will meet the requirements for principal broker education.

Property Mana

ger Renewing an Active License
Complete the Oregon Real Estate Agency required 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course and the 3-hour Law and Rule Required (“LARRC”) course.

Property Manager Renewing an Inactive License
No continuing education is required.

Inactive Property Manager Activating a License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date. If you have been inactive for more than two years, you must sit for and pass the Property Manager Reactivation Exam.

*With exception of Property Manager Advanced Practices for first license renewal, there is no requirement for a property manager to take property manager-specific education. Qualifying real estate broker education will meet the requirements for property manager education.

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OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency approved continuing education provider number 1038.  OnlineEd® is an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses.

For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.

2013 Changes To Oregon Real Estate Education Rules

By Jeff Sorg

OnlineEd – Portland, OR

 The Oregon Real Estate Agency has implemented some education changes for 2013. These changes include first-time license renewal education for brokers and property managers, pre-license qualifying education, and principal broker qualifying education. Some of the changes that became effective on January 1, 2013 are:

  • Real Estate Pre-License – Pre-license courses taken after January 1, 2013 must have received a new approval from the Oregon Real Estate Agency.  The OnlineEd® Oregon Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course is already compliant with these new rules and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) to meet the new 2013 requirements. Pre-license qualifying education is available from our pre-license course catalog.
  • Advanced PracticesAll property managers must take the 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. All real estate brokers must take the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. The OnlineEd® Broker Advanced Practices and Property Manager Advanced Practices courses are already compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to meet the new 2013 requirements. Both Advanced Practices courses are available in our continuing education catalog.
  •  Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) – LARRC is required with every license renewal, but it can no longer be included in the Advanced Practices Courses. Licensees required to complete an Advanced Practices course will still need to complete a 3-hour LARRC in order to satisfy their 30-hour continuing education requirement. OnlineEd® offers LARRC for free to all Oregon licensees. The course is available in our continuing education catalog.
  • Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (“BASS”) – Brokers who want to become a Principal Broker must complete a 40-hour Agency approved Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course.  As of January 1, 2013, this course is greatly expanded and more difficult than was its 2012 predecessor. There is also a new and longer licensing exam for principal broker licensing.  The OnlineEd® Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course is compliant with the January 1, 2013 requirements and is approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to meet the new 2013 requirements. To assist in passing the licensing exam, the course comes with an exam prep module. Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision is available in our continuing education catalog.

If you have questions about these new education requirements, please contact us by telephone (503) 670-9278 or visit our web site www.OnlineEd.com. We are right here in Oregon standing by ready and able to help!

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 OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency approved continuing education provider number 1038.  OnlineEd® is an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses.

For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.