Affordable Housing In Glendale

340-Unit Affordable Housing Development – Glendale’s Largest

Glendale’s Largest Affordable Housing Slated for a large parcel just south of the SR-134 freeway. An agreement struck between Glendale officials and two non-profit developers is expected to result in the construction of the largest affordable housing complex in the city’s history. Read Article On a Related Article A study found that there are more than 4,322 residential conversions scheduled to start work in the City of Los Angeles during 2022, highlighted by the upcoming adaptive reuse of the historic Hollywood Western Building into 79 income-restricted apartments.  That is a sharp uptick from 2020, when Los Angeles saw 1,073 new homes created through conversions – good for fifth in the nation at the time.

Centennial Celebration

GAOR Centennial Gala Celebration – Tickets Now On Sale

Buy your GAOR Centennial Gala tickets online at our GAOR Store. Gala:  October 21, 2021 Chevy Chase Country Club 3067 Chevy Chase Drive, GlendaleComplimentary Valet Cocktail Hour:  6 p.m. Followed By Dinner and a Full Program Join Us For Our Premier Showing of our Centennial Retrospective Video Buy Tickets Online — OR  — Pay For Tickets Using GAOR Credit Card Authorization Form AND !! Join The GAOR Centennial Pride SELFIE Campaign MOBILE VISITORS: You can bypass the PayPal button by selecting ‘CHECK OUT’ Prev 1of3 Next DESKTOP: You can bypass the PayPal button by selecting ‘More Payment Options’ SHOPIFY Flash This QR Code to A Colleague and They Will Be Sent Directly to The GAOR Store! PDF Form Flash This QR Code to A Colleague and They Will Be Sent Directly to This GAOR Credit Card Authorization Form!

Affiliate Panel - Title Part 2

GAOR Affiliate Panel Discussion – Easements and Encroachments

Please join this exclusive GAOR Panel Discussion to answer all your questions and concerns about TITLE.  No question is too basic or too complicated for our panelist to address. This panel discussion will be held at our weekly Town Hall Meeting on October 13, 2021. Share this with your colleages on your social media outlets and please join us at 9 a.m., September 15.   MODERATOR Taline Baghdassarian – The Elite Team Taline Baghdassarian is Vice President of Sales at Chicago title. Taline and her longtime business partner Steve joined forces with Anthony and Mary to form the Elite Title Team! Taline started in the title industry in 1992, the Elite title team combined are close to 100 years of closing transactions. Taline and the Elite Title Team have the tools and knowledge needed to get your deals across the finish line.  Taline spends all her free time with her 2...

GEF - Glendale Educational Foundation

Proud Sponsor of the Glendale Educational Foundation

GAOR is once again a proud sponsor of the Glendale Educational Foundation. We also encourage you all to support their mission and our local children’s education. The foundation is holding a virtual State of The Schools Breakfast.  You can support this important foundation by buying an individual or family ticket.  You are also welcome to become a Copper, Silver, Gold, or Platinum sponsor! WHEN:  Thursday, September 30 TIME:  8 a.m. TO 9 a.m. Learn How Here

Redistricting

Redistricting – How It Works

Let’s take this opportunity to talk about the process that will influence elections and representation in California for the next 10 years — redistricting. What Is Redistricting? Who Draws The New District Maps? How Do They Decide Where To Draw The Lines? How CAn I Check On My Congressional/State Senate/State Assembly District’s Boundaries? How Do I Check On Redistricting In My County? What About My City Council Or School District’s Redistricting Process? What If I Still Want To Give Feedback On The Maps? Still Have A Question or comments? Here Is How It Works

GAD Corner - 2nd Foreclosure Crisis?

2nd Foreclosure Crisis? GAD Corner

Would-be homebuyers who are waiting for a surge in foreclosures and for prices to plunge are likely to find themselves facing even higher prices next year. To add potential insult to injury, many forecasts suggest that homebuyers will be facing higher interest rates after the crisis as well. There are many reasons why it’s not “2008 all over again.” Read Why We Are In a Much Less Amount of Systemic Risk

First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers Rent History Can Now Be Used in Risk Assessment

This is a BIG Deal for First-Time Home Buyers! Fannie Mae Will be adding the history of rent payment for the 1st time buyer to its DU (Desktop Underwriter). ““Positive rent payment history” refers to a new feature, effective Sept. 18, which will allow DU to use verification of asset (VOA) reports (i.e., bank statement data) to identify recurring rent payments to potentially enhance DU’s credit assessment of prospective, first-time home buyers.”  See Release Notes View the Positive Rent Payment History Facts

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

What are 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges?

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges are critical to America’s economy. Hear the whole story and how eliminating this tax incentive can be bad for your clients and their investments. Like-kind exchanges — when you exchange real property used for business or held as an investment solely for other business or investment property that is the same type or “like-kind.”  Properties are of like-kind if they’re of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality.  Learn more in the brief video overview below. Visit IRS.gov for more information

Affiliate Panel Discussion - TITLE

In Case You Missed It, Here is Today’s Panel Discussion on TITLE (Pt 1 of 2)

For those who could not attend our Town Hall Caravan Meeting today, here is a recording of our Affiliate Panel Discussion on TITLE. This is part one of a two-part series brought to members by Zabrina Carroll, Affiliate Chair. The second panel will be held October 13. Be sure to attend part two at our Town Hall Meeting. MODERATOR:  Taline Baghdassarian PANELISTS:  DANIEL HWANG Vice President of Sales at FIRST AMERICAN TITLE servicing the Glendale, Burbank, La Canada, and La Crescenta real estate community. RAUL CONTRERAS – OLD REPUBLIC TITLE A consummate professional who returns every call! STEVE SOMMERS – CHICAGO TITLE Steve Summers is Vice President of Sales at Chicago title. 

GAOR Affiliates - Panel Discussion - TITLE

GAOR Affiliate Panel Discussion – Explore The Different Ways to Hold Title

Please join this exclusive GAOR Panel Discussion to answer all your questions and concerns about TITLE.  No question is too basic or too complicated for our panelist to address. This panel discussion will be held at our weekly Town Hall Meeting on September 15, 2021. Share this with your colleages on your social media outlets and please join us at 9 a.m., September 15.   MODERATOR Taline Baghdassarian – The Elite Team Taline Baghdassarian is Vice President of Sales at Chicago title. Taline and her longtime business partner Steve joined forces with Anthony and Mary to form the Elite Title Team! Taline started in the title industry in 1992, the Elite title team combined are close to 100 years of closing transactions. Taline and the Elite Title Team have the tools and knowledge needed to get your deals across the finish line.  Taline spends all her free time with her 2...

Labor Day 2021

Happy Labor Day

The GAOR offices will be closed on Labor Day, September 6th. Have a safe holiday weekend with family and friends. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Following the deaths of 13 workers during the Pullman Strike in June of 1894, President Grover Cleveland made reconciliation with the labor movement a top political priority, and Labor Day become a federal holiday in 1894.  Read More…

Code of Ethics - Cycle 6

Cycle 6 NAR Code of Ethics Training Required By All

ALL REALTORS® are required to complete Code Of Ethics training. If you have completed your CYCLE 6 requirement, read no further.  If you haven’t, it is mandatory that you take this three-year certification to keep your NAR status active.  If you are unsure of your compliance status, you can check here.   Check My Ethics Compliance Code of Ethics Training as mandated by NAR every three years. This course is required to be completed by December 31, 2021, so please DO NOT DELAY!  We urge you to complete this course as soon as possible and avoid the end-of-year rush.  There will be no exceptions for those who do not complete it before the deadline. Once you have completed the Code of Ethics Training, you must email us a copy of your certificate to gaor@gaor.org. As a REALTOR® it is one’s obligation to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity of our profession....Continue reading

Glendale Caravan

Glendale Caravans Are Back

We are happy to bring back both the Glendale and Sunland/Tujunga Caravans.   Our meeting before Caravan will still be virtual via our weekly Town Hall.  To have your listing published in i-Tech… Members, please add Broker Open Showings in i-TECH MLS.   See some reference screenshots below. Non-members, please complete this form. All REALTORS® are encouraged to show up to our Town Hall meeting to pitch your listing to our membership.  Listing photos will be displayed while you give your best elevator pitch (45-90 seconds).    Town Hall Meeting:  Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. Glendale Broker Opens:  Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Sunland / Tujunga Broker Opens:  Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   See you there.  Best of luck with your listing. Caravan Request Form for Non-members MembersLearn How To Add, View, and Print Caravan Listings in i-TechLearn How to Comply With Caravan Rules View Glendale Wednesday’s Caravan ListContinue reading

Charlie Oppler Op Ed and Video

NAR President | Navigating the Housing Market, Industry Disruptors, and the DOJ Reversal

NAR President, Charlie Oppler discusses challenging issues that ultimately affect all REALTORS®.  Mr. Oppler sets the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real estate agents and brokers are negotiable. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s put that on the table right now.Charlie Oppler, NAR President Watch The Interview Read President Oppler’s Op-Ed

Realtor.com Apples To Oranges Webinar

New Realtor.com Webinar Will Help Make You More Successful

On Wednesday July 14th at 10am PST Realtor.com® has invited all members of the California Association of  REALTORS® to attend its Apples to Oranges, the Realtor.com Difference webinar. This webinar was created to make you more successful in today’s ultra competitive real estate market by showing you how to take advantage of the Realtor.com difference.  You will also learn how Realtor.com products and services are designed to keep you at the heart of the homebuyer and seller journey. What your REALTOR® colleagues are saying… “This presentation totally changed my impression of Realtor.com. Thank you.” (attendee, New York Association of REALTORS®) “Appreciate the tips and direction to have a good on-line presence through REALTOR.com.” (attendee, Michigan REALTORS®) “Made me realize I need to update my profile and become more acquainted with their services. I love that they are trying to keep the realtor relevant.” (attendee, Minnesota REALTORS®) As a way of...Continue reading

NNO - National Night Out - City Of Glendale

Glendale Police Are All Out on National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhood a safer and more caring place to live. National Night Out is about getting to know your neighbors and the officers that patrol your neighborhoods. By knowing who your neighbors are, you will recognize the suspicious person(s) and activity. Please help us share this event with our Glendale residents and community. The Glendale Police Department encourages all of our Glendale residents to participate in this neighborhood camaraderie, either by attending or hosting. This year’s National Night Out event is on August 3rd! Download Meeting Flyer Download Event Flyer Learn More About National Night Out Register To Participate

Oppose City of Glendale Rental Registry

Say No To A Rental Registry For The City of Glendale

The Glendale City Council is considering the formation of a Rental Registry in our city. Please lend your voice to our cause and oppose the formation of a Rental Registry. This issue is important to Realtors® and their clients because this is just another attempt to chip away at private property rights and an overture to potential rent control. I Oppose A Rental Registry! Where Do I Sign?

GAOR GAD Legislative Update Greg Astorian

GAOR GAD Legislative Update – AB832 Eviction Moratorium

In case you missed it, here is an important presentation that was given by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian at our June 30 Town Hall. Learn the importance of California State Eviction Moratorium AB 832. State Rent Moratorium Extension and the COVID Rental Housing Recovery Act (AB 832) Quick SummaryExpanded State Rental Assistance Program for Landlords Quick Guide (PDF One-sheet Summary)Governor signs bill to pay housing providers COVID-19 back rent in full (C.A.R. Legal Q&A) Hear the implications of this from Greg Astorian. Also, be sure to save share this on your Facebook wall.

prop 19 flyer and videos

Why Prop 19 Is Good For California Home Sellers and Home Buyers

‘California Dreamin’ is alive and well right now if you’re selling your home.  In 2020, home sellers typically pocketed a net cash gain of $210,000 from the sale of their homes. That’s a 63.8% increase from the purchase price! Thanks to PROP 19, seniors, retirees, all homeowners aged 55+, Homeowners with severe disabilities, and victims of natural Disasters can move closer to family, medical care, or to a home that better meets their needs anywhere in California without a tax penalty. PDF Flyer Flyer with Music

Workforce housing projects in Glendale and Pasadena

​Workforce Housing Projects in Glendale and Pasadena Funded Through Cal Cities

Workforce housing properties were acquired by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena from the issuance of more than $481.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority’s (CSCDA) new Workforce Housing Program.  The projects will be converted to rent-restricted units for low and middle-income tenants. Read Full Article… 

Landlord and Tenants Rights

L.A. Tenants Have New Protections From Landlords Who Harass Them

After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, passed an ordinance giving renters new protections from landlords who harass them. The ordinance lists a number of actions that could constitute harassment, including: Reducing the services outlined in a tenant’s lease (for example, taking away a parking space) Failing to perform necessary repairs Unlawfully entering a tenant’s unit Threatening physical harm Refusing to accept payment of rent Asking tenants to disclose their immigration status or threatening to report them to authorities Other repeated acts that “substantially interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet of a tenant” Tenants will be able to sue landlords for violating any of the provisions in the ordinance. Read Article To Learn More About Landlord / Tenant Rights Here are other resources mentioned in the aforementioned article. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Housing Rights Center

onlineballot box

Vote For Your 2022 Leaders By July 9, 5pm

It is that time of year where we have a roster of candidates running for leadership roles on the GAOR Board.  As the candidates publish their public statements, we will update this post and reference their messages to the membership. Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer:  Addora Beall Vice President:   Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: Carmen Arom George Khachatourian This year we have an online ballot box for you to cast your vote.  Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders! I’m Ready To Vote, I know the Password The online voting ballot box is password protected.Please keep an eye out for an email regarding voting and the password within.  

Nomination by Petition

Announcement of Nominations by Petition For the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors

View Candidate Statements Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee announces a Nomination by Petition and releases the final slate as shown below.  GAOR has received enough verified petition signatures to add a second candidate for the position of President-Elect. Thank you to all the candidates running for these seats on our Board.  We are grateful for your dedication and volunteerism to our Association. We will publish all the candidate statements this Wednesday, June 23rd.  Officer candidates are invited to speak at the June 23 Town Hall meeting and Board candidates are invited to speak at the June 30 Town Hall. Candidates should watch for a separate message with more details. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer:  Addora Beall Vice President:   Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect:...

2021 Assembly Bill Initiatives

C.A.R. Backs 4 Important Assembly Bill Initiatives

C.A.R. has put together a short explainer video about the legislation we’re sponsoring and supporting as it relates to fair housing. AB 263 – Implicit bias training for all real estate licensees AB 491 – Stops discriminatory practices of treating residents of affordable housing units and mixed-income developments differently from market-rate housing units residents. AB 633 – Makes changes to current law to preserve intergenerational wealth AB 948 – Requires information to be provided to buyers and sellers on how to report discriminatory appraisals by licensed real estate appraisers Learn from the video, the importance of these measures and share it with your clients to show how REALTORS® are fighting for fair housing.  

iTECH CRMLS

Exactly What Is The Glendale CRMLS Dashboard?

  The Glendale CRMLS Dashboard is a new feature-rich launch page.  In short, we are NOT moving users from i-Tech Rapattoni to CRMLS Matrix.  We also have no plans on removing the old log-in page — for now.     i-TECH Rapattoni and CRMLS Matrix remain as independent MLS platforms. As you may already know, GAOR and CRMLS forged a business alliance this past year where i-Tech Rapattoni taps into CRMLS Matrix data and vice versa.   Not only do we mutually benefit from sharing MLS data, in this new business alliance CRMLS also: Manages all our Rapattoni technical support calls,Records new listing SELMs,Tracks real estate violation issues, Provides Rapattoni live training, pre-recorded video training, live webinars, and recorded webinars, and more… With so much to organize, GAOR and CRMLS came up with a new i-Tech Log-in page that gives agents a convenient way to access our i-Tech MLS as well as a host...Continue reading

Revised Open House Rules

Open House and Showing Rules As Of June 15

As of June 15, the California economy will reopen and, with limited exceptions, will return to normal operations. NEARLY ALL  COVID  PROTOCOLS WILL END No physical distancing for attendees and customers No cleaning No posted rules of entry required No PEADS or any other type of sign in No one will have to agree to an office prevention plan No one will have to attest to their current health status No capacity limits (below 5,000) No restrictions on door knocking or handing out flyers STAY TUNED!

Aline Habeshian

Aline Habeshian

With great sadness, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® mourns the loss of one of our cherished affiliate members. Aline Habeshian, Vice President and Senior Account Executive at ClearMark Title, lived a life of selfless giving.  Aline lost her battle with cancer on the evening of June 8, 2021. Despite many months of treatments, Aline nonetheless remained busy and active and continued to show up for events and meetings at GAOR.  She did not let illness slow her down or keep her away from her commitment to people and the activities she enjoyed. Aline has been an affiliate member of GAOR since 2011 and was our GAOR 2018 Affiliate Of The Year.  She served as the Chair of GAOR’s Affiliates Committee in 2019 and over the years participated in planning several of our memorable member and community events. Aline surrounded herself with family and friends, love, and laughter.  We hope that...

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