In Memoriam: John Withers, Jr.

With heavy hearts, this is to inform members that John Withers, Jr. passed away on Christmas Eve 2020. He was a long-standing member of the Glendale Association of REALTORS® and had just received his 45 Year Acknowledgement of Loyalty®.  John also served as past President of the Burbank Board of REALTORS®. Born May 28, 1939, he grew up in Glendale, graduated from Hoover High School then went on to earn his B.S. from the University of North Dakota. His wife of 49 years, Kay Withers, passed away in July of 2010. He is survived by his two daughters, Kristi Cousens and Kimberly Beaton. He was 81 years old when he passed peacefully at home with family at his side. His daughters are planning to hold a Celebration of Life later this year. Please contact them if you would like to be included, all are welcome! Feel free to email:...

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BCH Rent Relief Program

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program for Landlords

If you are a landlord who has one or more eligible renters, you can apply to get reimbursed for 80% of each eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.  You are required to agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period. Learn about the requirements and what you need readily available before applying. Take the Landlord Eligibility Quiz About BCSH...

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In Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

In Loving Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

GAOR is proud to host this fundraiser for the Glendale S.T.A.R. Kids program in loving memory of Loosik Bonyadi. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to S.T.A.R. Kids, which is one of her favorite charities in support of Glendale’s kids. This Fundraiser Has Been Closed. Thanks for your generous support. We exceeded our Goal of $1,500 and reached $3,365 The Bonyadi Family and The GAOR FamilyThank You For Your Loving Support...

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New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Area

There are new disclosure requirements for properties in the City’s high fire hazard area that take effect on July 1st, 2021. Sellers of property in the high fire hazard area must provide the following documentation to a buyer: 1. provide a disclosure notice to the buyer, if the home was constructed before January 1, 2010, that includes the following statement: “This home is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone and this home was built before the implementation of the Wildfire Urban Interface building codes which help to fire harden a home. To better protect your home from wildfire, you might need to consider improvements. Information on fire hardening, including current building standards and information on minimum annual vegetation management standards to protect homes from wildfires, can be obtained on the internet website http://www.readyforwildfire.org.” 2. provide to the buyer documentation stating that the property is...

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A New ABC/C.A.R. Documentary on California

C.A.R. partnered with ABC to be the presenting sponsor of their new documentary called “California Dreaming” airing on 2/6 and 2/13 at 9:00 p.m. on KABC-TV, Los Angeles, KGO-TV, San Francisco, and KFSN-TV, Fresno. The documentary explores the “state of the state”, pointing to the significant challenges associated with wildfires, extreme weather, earthquakes and the rising cost of living, whilst also covering all that is good about living and working in California. C.A.R. President Dave Walsh introduces the documentary, closes out the film, and is also featured within the program.  In addition, our partnership includes the following: Custom C.A.R.:30 spots to air directly after the show 3-5-minute news features each day leading up to the airing Heavy promotion across channel + station websites Access to content/usage post airing Spot bank for usage during Spring flight Learn More About California Dreaming,The Future of the Golden State In case you happen...

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Glendale City Rent Moratorium

Glendale City Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Emergency Order This post is to serve as a reminder that On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a revised Emergency Eviction Moratorium Order aligning the repayment schedule for past-due rent with Assembly Bill No. 3088 (“AB 3088”). Under Assembly Bill No. 3088, Glendale’s residential eviction moratorium was modified to have expired on August 31, 2020. Learn More About The City of Glendale EMERGENCY ORDER See California’s Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law, Q&A Visit The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) Q&A...

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NAR Reaches Agreement with DOJ on MLS and Commissions Rules

In accordance with the MLS system’s long-standing focus on creating an efficient, there are rule changes that re-affirm that MLSs and brokerages, as always, must provide consumers all properties that fit their criteria regardless of compensation offered or the name of the listing brokerage. While NAR has long encouraged buyers’ agents to explain how they expect to be paid, typically through offers of cooperative compensation from sellers’ agents, there will be a rule that more definitively states that buyers’ agents cannot represent their services as free to clients. Finally, with the seller’s prior approval, a licensed real estate agent will have access to the lockboxes of properties listed on an MLS even if the agent does not subscribe to the MLS. Read More…...

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GAOR Delivers Donation to Armenia Fund

GAOR donated $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid in the region GLENDALE, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – In keeping with its pledge to support the humanitarian emergency in Armenia which has also affected the local community, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) delivered on December 3, 2020, a donation of $120,000 to Armenia Fund for humanitarian aid to civilians impacted during and after the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have taken place this fall. In order to help share this story with the local community, GAOR President Steven Small appeared on the Glendale-based Armenian American Broadcasting Corporation (AABC) on November 6, 2020. AABC host and Glendale Mayor Vrej Agajanian interviewed Steven Small and presented the GAOR story in English and Armenian. The Armenia Fund is a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR continues...

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2020 Holiday Giving Fundraiser For Local Charities @ $400

Dear Members, We can not thank you enough for the outpouring of support that we have seen during this incredible year of challenges. There is no denying that there is a real loss for many local Glendale businesses and the people they employed.  Now, more than ever, our local community will be looking to GAOR to help support their efforts to meet the overwhelming demand for their services brought about in 2020.  We have one last opportunity to give back to our community. With that, GAOR is launching a holiday GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the trusted charities that we have come to know and appreciate. Food For Thought Pantry (Glendale Community College) Glendale Education Foundation Glendale Humane Society The Salvation Army S.T.A.R. Kids (Glendale Police Dept.) Veteran's Village Any amount you can give toward this fundraiser will be very much appreciated.  Our GoFundMe campaign will be open...

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The Making of GAOR’s 2020 Awards & Installation Event

Well, we pulled it off. Our first live stream virtual event occurred today. It went off without a hitch. All the late hours and impromptu meetings paid off for what we hope was an informative and worthwhile meeting. We hope to be together next year, in person and possibly streamed for those who are unable to be with us in person. Here are some pictures documenting our process. ai20-adam-schiffai20-addora-beallai20-aida-sarkissianai20-andrew-cooperai20-andy-benscosmeai20-angela-sasounianai20-anniversary-with-ani-adaimyai20-anniversary-with-bruce-kaplanai20-anniversary-with-maria-howardai20-anniversary-with-mary-linebergerai20-anniversary-with-steve-summersai20-anthony-portantinoai20-ara-najarianai20-ardy-kassakhianai20-arial-drone-1ai20-arial-drone-2ai20-arial-drone-byeai20-arial-fade-inai20-carla-daneai20-chris-cragnottiai20-dan-brotmanai20-david-kissingerai20-david-kissinger-2ai20-david-kissinger-3ai20-david-kissinger-holding-maskai20-david-kissinger-maskai20-eddie-ramirezai20-jeanne-radsickai20-kathleen-lefkovitzai20-laura-friedmanai20-laura-olhassoai20-margie-barnesai20-mary-lotzai20-otto-catrinaai20-paula-devineai20-rick-bonyadiai20-shirley-ann-hill-awardedai20-shirley-ann-hill-steven-smallai20-stacey-petrossianai20-stageai20-steven-smallai20-steven-small-gaor-officeai20-steven-small-gaor-officeai20-steven-small-in-studioai20-talin-baghdassarianai20-thanks-to-sponsorsai20-vartan-gharpetianai20-vartan-gharpetian-familyai20-vrej-agajanianbod-oath-0bod-oath-1bod-oath-2bod-oath-3bod-oath-4bod-oath-5bod-oath-6bod-oath-7bod-oath-8gaor-installation-addora-shirley-stevengaor-installation-davidgaor-installation-robertgaor-installation-steven-aidagaor-installation-steven-vartangaor-installation-steven-vartan-georgegaor-installation-talineshirley-ann-hill-addora-beallshirley-ann-hill-addora-beall-steven-smallshirley-ann-hill-addora-beall-trophyshirley-ann-hill-steven-smallsteven-small-gaor-officesteven-small-in-studiovp-oath-0vp-oath-dave-walshvp-oath-rick-bonyadipng...

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C.A.R. Legal Documents and Useful Materials

Coronavirus Legal Documents and Useful Materials

The recent events surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus has led to many questions about the continued enforceability of real estate contracts under the circumstances. Rather than risk an uncertain outcome in court or arbitration over such disputes, Buyers and Sellers may elect to address the unanswered issues contractually. The following materials will assist with potential issues in contracts and other issues related to best practices under the current conditions related to coronavirus....

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