2013 ORS § 708A.370¹
Obligations secured by first lien on real estate

In addition to obligations permitted by ORS 708A.295 (Limitations on amount of obligations to Oregon commercial bank), an Oregon commercial bank may make loans to and acquire other obligations of a person not to exceed 10 percent of the Oregon commercial banks capital that are secured by a first lien on real estate if the obligation does not exceed 80 percent of the fair market value of the real estate as determined by an independent appraisal. Obligations secured by a first lien on real estate that are subject to ORS 708A.295 (Limitations on amount of obligations to Oregon commercial bank) may become exempt from ORS 708A.295 (Limitations on amount of obligations to Oregon commercial bank) if:

(1) Title to the real estate has, in good faith, passed to another and the original maker of the note is no longer either directly or through some other person the owner of the real estate;

(2) The new owner has assumed the obligation and the Oregon commercial bank looks to the owner of the real estate rather than the maker of the obligation for payment;

(3) The obligation is not in default at the time the obligation becomes no longer subject to ORS 708A.295 (Limitations on amount of obligations to Oregon commercial bank); and

(4) The obligation does not exceed 80 percent of the fair market value of the real estate at the time the obligation becomes no longer subject to ORS 708A.295 (Limitations on amount of obligations to Oregon commercial bank). [1997 c.631 §159]