HAF’s Home Essentials Program

Agents can apply on behalf of clients for the California Association of REALTORS® Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) Home Essentials Program.    So, what exactly is the HAF’s Home Essentials Program: C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund’s Home Essentials...

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Changes to Truckee’s Short-Term Rental Program

The New Year brings several important changes to Truckee’s short-term rental program, including the implementation of Truckee’s new Short Term Rental Ordinance, a new annual registration process for all STR properties, and a change in tax rates. If you are a...

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ICYMI: California Coronavirus Weekly Update

Extensive updates to several of the FAQs on the coronavirus microsite to reflect the new coronavirus relief act signed into law on December 27. For more information, please see: FAQ on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQ on Small Business Administration (SBA)...

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Netflix Donates $25 Million to Combat Racism in Housing

Source: Real Estate Weekly Netflix wants to help end systemic racism in real estate. The streaming giant announced this week it was donating $25 million to a national effort to combat housing discrimination. Their funds are going to Enterprise Community Partners, a...

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Legal Update

NAR reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to make changes to the Code of Ethics and MLS Policies regarding providing information about commissions and MLS participation. The elements include (1) transparency to buyers about...

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Congress Passes COVID-19 Relief Package

As you may be aware, Congress has passed a $900 billion stimulus bill that will provide direct payments and additional unemployment benefits to struggling Americans and badly needed funds for housing providers and small businesses, including REALTORS®. The bill now...

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Impact of New Regional Stay at Home Orders on REALTORS®

For the time being, real estate remains an essential service, and the rules REALTORS® have been following still apply. REALTORS® will be able to continue conducting business in regions where the new stay-at-home order has been implemented, provided they follow the...

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REALTOR® Value Solidified in 2020

As the book closes on 2020 and we all hope for brighter days in 2021, I want to take a minute to reflect upon these past 12 months. Though we’ve been through so much here in America and around the world, there is reason to celebrate. To celebrate our resiliency, our...

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California Coronavirus Weekly Update

In This Issue: The Economy & Your Finances: Stimulus package deadline approaches The Market & Industry: Signs of seasonal slowdown beginning Around the State: Hospitals running out of beds, first vaccines administered Health...

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