2015 ORS 646A.702¹
Definitions for ORS 646A.702 to 646A.720

As used in ORS 646A.702 (Definitions for ORS 646A.702 to 646A.720) to 646A.720 (Prohibited acts of foreclosure consultant):

(1) "Default" means having one or more homeowner obligations in arrears to an extent that a notice of default could properly be recorded against the residence.

(2) "Family" means a spouse, domestic partner, parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin or in-law.

(3) "Foreclosure consultant," except as provided in ORS 646A.705 (Persons that are not foreclosure consultants), means a person that directly or through association with another makes a solicitation, representation or offer to a homeowner to perform, for or with the intent to receive compensation from or on behalf of the homeowner, a service that the solicitation, representation or offer indicates will accomplish one or more of the following:

(a) Prevent, postpone or stop a foreclosure sale.

(b) Obtain a forbearance from a beneficiary or mortgagee.

(c) Assist the homeowner in exercising a right of redemption.

(d) Obtain an extension of the period within which the homeowner may reinstate the homeowner’s obligation.

(e) Obtain the waiver of an acceleration clause that is:

(A) Contained in a promissory note or contract; and

(B) Secured by or contained in a deed of trust for, or mortgage on, a residence in foreclosure or in default.

(f) Assist the homeowner in obtaining a loan or advance of funds.

(g) Avoid or ameliorate an impairment of the homeowner’s credit resulting from a recorded notice of foreclosure or default.

(4) "Foreclosure consulting contract" means an agreement between a foreclosure consultant and a homeowner for the provision of services by a foreclosure consultant in regard to a residence in foreclosure or in default.

(5) "Homeowner" means the record owner of a residence.

(6) "Residence in foreclosure" means residential real property:

(a) Consisting of one to four single-family dwelling units;

(b) On which the owner occupies a dwelling unit; and

(c) Against which a notice of default has been recorded. [2008 c.19 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 646A—Trade Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors646A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.