Fire Emergency Disaster Preparedness Defensible Space

AB 3074 Introduces a New Defensible Space Zone

Prepare for wildfire and harden your home. Defensible space, coupled with home hardening, is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible Space Zones (Zones 1 and 2) currently make up the 100 feet of defensible space required by law. A new Zone was introduced in Assembly Bill 3074 in 2020. This new law requires a third zone (Zone 0) to be defined and made part of the defensible space. It now requires the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to develop the regulation by January 1, 2023. The board is to create a new ember-resistant zone (Zone 0) within 0 to 5 feet of a home. Here are resources to prepare, learn, and share with existing or new home buyers. L.A. County Fire Department Defensible Space (CA.gov) Prepare For Wildfires Be aware of the ways to begin retrofits to your home Quick Guide Sheet Legal Q&A...

NAR Guide to Home Architectural Styles

Guide to Home Architectural Styles

There are many different types of house architectural styles, like Cape Cod, Tudor, and Victorian. This architectural style guide will teach you the structural elements that give a home character, history, and romance. ARCHES FlatGothicMoorishRomanSegmentalTudor MOULDINGS CavettoCyma RectaCyma ReversaHoodLabelOvoloScotia COLUMNS CorinthianDoricEgyptianIonicRomanesque ROOFS Cross GableFront GabledGambrelHippedMansardPavilion HippedSaltboxSide Gabled DORMERS EyebrowGableHippedInsetShed WINDOWS BayBowBox BayCasementDouble-hungOrielPairedPalladianRibbon Check Out All The Details in This NAR Magazine Guide

2022 3rd Quarter MLS Fees Now Due

Enroll In MLS Auto Pay

3rd Quarter MLS Fees For those who have NOT paid their MLS fees.  Today, July 11, is your last chance to pay without a late charge.  You can pay online in IMS.  NOTE: You can always access IMS from the top menu above “PAY INVOICES (IMS)” Here are screenshots of how to pay online.  Pay MLS Fees Now NOTE:  This portal password is NOT the same password you use for Matrix. If you miss paying today, beginning tomorrow July 12, please use this PDF form to reactivate your account.  Include the $35 late fee for a total of $190.   Why not take the stress out of making timely payments.  Enroll in our Quarterly MLS Auto Pay program. Enroll In Auto Pay

VA Loans

Misperceptions About VA Loans

A new study of 1,000 active-duty service members and veterans by the Navy Federal Credit Union found that nearly all respondents were aware of what a VA loan is, but many respondents did show some confusion about their use. The National Association of REALTORS® and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a joint video series Thursday for REALTORS® to help more veterans and active-duty buyers purchase a home using VA loans. The two-part series aims to dispel misconceptions about the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program and guide REALTORS® and homebuyers through the process.   Learn More…

Top Opened Emails

Top Opened Email Subject Lines

A recent consumer survey from ActivePipe, an email marketing firm, found the following subject lines generate the most opens on emails that are sent from real estate professionals: “Just Sold in Your Area” “Real Estate Market Snapshot for Your Area” “Have You Been Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?” “List Now or Later—Why the [enter season] Market Pays Dividends” “Six Steps to Get Your Home Ready for a Listing” “Thinking About a Vacation Home?” Read NAR Article

Coming Soon Status

Coming Soon Listings

Please refer to this member center page forSeller Instruction to Place Listing into CRMLS Coming Soon Status. In Summary, there are THREE simple steps to follow.   Download FormHave Seller Sign FormKeep form in YOUR files for compliance matters. You are NOT required to upload or submit your form to your association. Get Form Frequently Asked Questions

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