CE Class

Top 10 Best Practices for Today’s Homebuilder-Click to register

Learn the latest and greatest techniques being used today to build energy efficient homes.

Join BetterBuiltNW for this free one-day training and gain info that every builder must know to stay on top of building code changes and ahead of homebuyer expectations—and earn 7 CEUs while you’re at it! 

This training will cover our Top 10 "Good, Better & Best" approaches to quality home construction and will share practical insights from the job site. The topics presented will help you stay on top of your game and increase the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of the homes you’re building. 

Attendees will learn about:

  • Common barriers to energy-efficient home construction
  • Building science fundamentals & moisture management
  • Ways to improve envelope design & performance
  • Advanced mechanical systems, lighting, & appliances
  • New + existing utility programs & energy-efficiency incentives


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 


Bend, OR , Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® 

2112 Northeast 4th Street, Bend, OR 97701 (map)

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education 

CCB: 7 CEs (pending approval) 

ICC: 7 CEs (pending approval) 

BPI: 3.5 units (pending approval) 

AIA LU|HSW: 7 CEs (pending approval) 

Course Fee 


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Event Date May 16, 2018 9:00 am
Event End Date May 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Location COAR Office

All About ADUs


Gain Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise in your market and become an ADU Specialist.


This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential.  

Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners and developers understand site selection, development process, costs of development, and the return on investment of ADUs. This course is intended to help you understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Bend in order to better assist your clients.

Bend ADU Market 
The number of ADUs being developed in Bend is on the rise thanks to a 2016 measure by the Bend City Council that makes it easier, more predictable, and less expensive for homeowners to build an ADU. More ADUs were developed in 2016 than in any previous year and this Bend Bulletin article shows permit applications are increasing exponentially. Meanwhile, in the summer of 2016, the Oregon Department of Revenue codified some important rules around the proper property taxation treatment of ADUs. 

Become an ADU Specialist!


Learning Objectives

  • Understand what makes a property ADU-ready/eligible
  • Learn what is involved in the process of getting approved to build an ADU
  • Analyze taxation, valuation and financing options for ADUs
  • Understand the ADU design, permitting, and building process (attached, detached, and garage conversion)
  • Gain access to resources to help your clients plan for their ADU (including a budget sample, contract types, development rebate programs, and more)
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions & network with other brokers about this specialized topic

When & Where

Thursday, May 17, 2018 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Bend, OR 
Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® 
2112 NE 4th St, Bend, OR 97701 (//www.google.com/maps/place/Central+Oregon+Association+of+REALTORS%C2%AE/@44.070927,-121.3003984,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb384feba83268a07!8m2!3d44.0709039!4d-121.3003722" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 139);">map)

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education 
OR Real Estate Agency: 4 CEs 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs 
CCB: 4 CEs 

Course Fee 
$85 | EA Brokers, EA Builders & COAR Members 
$95 | General Admission 

Accreditation Exam Fee (optional) 
$29 | General Admission (EA Broker designation as prerequisite) 

Special Pricing 
$119 | EA Broker course + ADU Exam  
Not yet an EA Broker? Take the online EA Broker course & get the ADU exam FREE! (regularly $138)
Event Date May 17, 2018 8:30 am
Event End Date May 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Location COAR Office
CI104 May 21-24, 2018 Bend, OR
Central Oregon Association of REALTORS
2112 NE 4th St Bend, OR 97701-3823
May 21-24, 


CI 101 - Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate 
Completion of one of the following interest-based negotiations courses: 
Preparing to Negotiate (self-paced online) 
Commercial Real Estate Negotiations (1-day workshop) 

CI 104: Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

CI 104 encompasses the entire life cycle of an investment, from refinancing to capital improvements to disposition. Within each case study, you will encounter a key investor decision: Should a non-taxable investor acquire an investment with or without debt financing? What if the investor is taxable? During the holding period of an investment, should an investor make a discretionary capital expenditure or not? How does an investor evaluate disposition alternatives?

CI 104 uses advanced analyses to build on the core CCIM concepts. Sensitivity analysis allows you to pinpoint exactly how slight changes in market fundamentals affect investment goals. Risk analysis uses past performance to anticipate how an investment is exposed to external and internal threats. Learn how to mitigate those threats through smart planning and negotiations.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • apply key investor decision-making analyses to optimize investment returns;
  • more effectively forecast investment performance by quantifying real estate risk; and
  • leverage CCIM analytical tools to improve decision making


Event Date May 21, 2018 8:00 am
Event End Date May 24, 2018 5:00 pm

For more information on the conference, click here.

Event Date September 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Event End Date September 21, 2018 12:00 pm

Love, Neuroscience and The City

presented by Building a Better Bend

Tickets:  General Seating FREE with ticket

For more than twenty years, Jeff Tumlin has led award-winning plans in cities from Seattle and Vancouver to Moscow and Abu Dhabi.  He helps balance all modes of transportation to achieve communitys' wider goals and best use their limited resources.  He has developed transformative plans throughout the world that accommodate growth with no net increase in vehicle traffic.A dynamic and frequent guest speaker, including a TED Talk, Jeff is the author of two books on transportation and community planning.

Event Date September 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date September 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Location Tower Theatre