Here you will find updates presented by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian. Presentations are normally given at our Weekly Town Hall meeting. Below is the most recent recording in an embedded playlist. Click Top Right Corner Menu ≡ in Video To View Playlist ▼ 10-05-22 FEDERAL: More Homes On The Market Act: Increase the base of Capital Gains to $1 Million STATE: – AB916 (Salas) ADUs – AB2097 (Friedman) Reduce Parking Requirements – SB679 (Kalmager) Housing – AB2011/SB6: Converting CRE into Residential Units – CA For Home Ownership LOCAL MEASURES: – Increases to Transfer Tax to 5% – Permanent Tenant Protections 09-06-22 ● Glendale RE Market – July● Glendale Seller’s Guide – July● Cost of Single Family Homes Electrification● Glendale Permits: GlendalePermits.org● CA State Legislative Updates:– SB1105– SB679– AB2011– SB6– AB2097– SB1026– AB2383– AB2170 08-31-22 – Glendale Allowable Rent (pre/post-1995 Buildings Exemption)– Relevance of Realtors– Business Formation Data Point–...
Investment Real Estate & 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange February’s CRE Mixer will cover the topic of the Investment Real Estate & 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. Our presenter will be Exchange Resources, Inc. Our subject matter expert presenting will be Phil Atwan, Senior Vice President, Exchange Resources, Inc. Phil is co-founder of ERI, one of the largest Independent Qualified Intermediaries (Accommodator) in the United States. Phil began his real estate career in Sales with Safeco Title Insurance Company in 1982, and later to Chicago Title in 1986. In 1995 Phil became North Los Angeles County Sales Manager at Chicago Title. He has an extensive understanding of the real estate industry, both technically and from a marketing perspective. Phil speaks regularly at Board of Realtor continuing educational functions, training meetings, Investor Seminars, California Financial Planning Seminars, California Escrow Association training seminars, local Universities, and CPA Discussion group training meetings. Phil has served...Continue reading
Legal Update There are lots of misconceptions out there about the new buyer representation forms and especially a new provision that was added to the RPA in December 2022. This article attempts to correct some of those common misconceptions. Misconception # 1. Buyer representation agreements are required by law starting with the December 2022 release of new C.A.R. forms.FALSE. Buyer representation agreements are good risk management but are not legally required. Misconception # 2. New paragraph 3G(3) in the December 2022 RPA which asks the seller to pay a commission to the buyer’s broker is mandatory.FALSE. Paragraph 3G(3) is optional. If the box is not checked, it will not be part of the agreement. Furthermore, it is important to understand that the buyer can make this request only if two conditions are met: First, the buyer must have already entered into a written agreement to pay their own broker (Form...
Glendale is happy to launch our first Economic Forum. Admission is free and breakfast will be provided. Doors open at 8:30 am to allow time for members to dine and mingle. Our keynote speaker will be Jordan Levine, VP and Chief Economist for the California Association of REALTORS®. Jordon will give a presentation on the local economy for Glendale and neighboring cities (Burbank, Pasadena, La Canada, Sunland, Tujunga and Shadow Hills). His presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. We will also have other officials in attendance. More information to come in the coming weeks. WHEN March 30 @ 8:30 a.m. WHERE Glendale Public Libray Registration Required Jordan Levine VP and Chief Economist, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Jordan Levine is the Chief Economist at the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), a statewide trade organization of real estate professionals with more than 190,000 members. Jordan helps to oversee...
Building an ADU comes with complications, according to the L.A. Times. Among other things, property taxes will go up substantially, and the city’s rent control laws may apply to the new ADU as well as the existing single-family home on the property. Mona Field, who built an ADU next to her Eagle Rock home, said dealing with the city can be challenging. “It took me hours to figure out what they are talking about, why I owe them money, and how to respond to their paperwork.” Read More…
GAOR is glad to continue hosting this very successful (standing-room-only) GAOR CRE Mixer! Your host of ceremonies will continue to be Arthur Mangassarian. Due To Hazardous Rain Damage At The GAOR Office… The GAOR Commercial Real Estate Mixer Has Physically Moved To… Inter Valley Escrow Office This is a New Address For Inter Valley Escrow516 Burchette Street, GlendaleFirst Floor Conference Room * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * > Click Here For Directions < * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to join and share your listings. Informative presentations will be shared. Whether you sell Commercial Real Estate or want to become a...
GAOR Office Will Be Closed January 16 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King! Have a Safe Holiday Weekend. Read More About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CRMLS Compliance Top Violations Overview | 2023 General Sessions Avoid the common pitfalls that many agents catch themselves in when it comes to compliance matters with MLS listings in Matrix. CRMLS has seen an uptick in cases requiring disciplinary action and they have also had inquiries from members asking when the compliance general sessions will resume for 2023. Below are the dates, times and registration links for the Compliance Top Violations Quarterly General Sessions for 2023. 2nd Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, April 25 @ 10am Paragon – Wednesday, April 26 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, April 27 @ 10am 3rd Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, July 25 @ 10am Paragon – Wednesday, July 26 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, July 27 @ 10am 4th Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, October 24 @10am Paragon – Wednesday, October 25 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, October 26 @ 10am 1st Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, January...
Be sure to attend this ZOOM Meeting to win a CutCo utility knife! Join us and get acquainted with Deanna Scortino (The Knife Gal) of CUTCO Closing Gifts as she discusses the importance of retaining clients. ABOUT DEANNA SCORTINO: Deanna Scortino recently celebrated her 24-year work anniversary with Cutco! No one really knew the “high school knife job” would ever grow into what it has become, but needless to say, it has created an incredible life Deanna lives to this day. Not familiar with Cutco? The company was founded in 1949 and its product are still made in America!Deanna loves helping real estate and other professionals in keeping themselves “top-of-mind” with non-consumable closing gifts that their clients will use daily for the rest of their lives. Why does Deanna have such a high conviction in what she does? Well, her own grandmother has owned Cutco knives for over 55 years and...Continue reading
Live Online CRMLS Training CRMLS works to keep real estate professionals educated and up to date with all systems, products, and compliance. Below are the tools and resources we offer to elevate your skill set with CRMLS systems and products: Resources Webinars: Live online training sessions are available for all CRMLS users. Training Requests: Request office, team, and/or individual training sessions. Knowledgebase: Access education resources anytime for Matrix. YouTube Channel: Watch recorded webinars and how-to videos to keep updated on any new CRMLS news, important rules, regulation changes, and more! Click here to access and subscribe to CRMLSTV. Reach Out for Assistance: CRMLS is here to help you succeed and thrive in your real estate business. Support is available 7 days a week. Education: Email Trainingrequest@crmls.org Customer Care: 800-925-1525 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-9:00pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm) Submit a ticket here Compliance: Chat and Compliance resources here Live Online CRMLS Training Training Requests Matrix Knowledgebase CRMLS TV (YouTube Channel) Schedule...Continue reading
Following are a few highlights for the C.A.R. annual study The Outmigration Trend Buyers Have More Skin In The Game This Time Housing Affordability Challenge For First-Time Buyers Investors Snapped Up A Bigger Share of Home Sales in 2022 Equity Gain Remains at a High Level Read More On The State of the Housing Market
January 9, 20231:30 p.m. 20 paragraphs in the RPA have new or revised language effective December 20, 2022. Are you aware of them all? Nine other forms were also revised. Two new forms were created, too. Are you aware of them and the impact they could have on a sales transaction? 10 forms were discontinued. Join C.A.R. attorneys Neil Kalin and Justin Murakawa on January 9 at 1:30 pm to learn all about these new, revised, and discontinued forms. NOTE: This webinar will not cover the new Buyer Representation forms or the new and revised Property Management forms. They will be covered in separate webinars. See the Legal Live webinar page for registration to those webinars. Sign up for this RPA and Revised Forms webinar. There will be plenty of time allotted for Q & A! Register Here
Catch both weeks of C.A.R. form updates here on our YouTube Channel. New C.A.R. Forms will be released on DECEMBER 20! Learn More Here at C.A.R.’s Website Hear Rick’s Overview @ GAOR’s YouTube Channel
The GAOR Office Will Be Closed For the following: December 15 (11:30 – 3:00) For a Board & Staff Holiday Luncheon December 23 In Observance of the Christmas Holiday December 30 In Observance of New Year’s Holiday The GAOR staff and volunteer leaders are looking forward to working with you in 2023 to support your business growth, help you stay safe and healthy, and launch you to a good start for the New Year!
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We are pleased to have Karol Kovocha, 2022 C.A.R. Diversity Chair, address our members on the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. Karol Kovocha’s career is with her team of industry professionals at KOCH Properties that have over 30 years of experience specializing in sales, acquisition, finance, and construction of residential and commercial properties. They put a special emphasis in honoring the men and women who serve our communities in uniform. Their mission is to serve and give back to these heroes. This includes personalized service, consultation, discounts, rebates, and special loan programs to meet their clients’ buying, selling, and refinancing needs of residential and commercial real estate. Join us to hear what this consummate professional has done at the state level to enhance the State Association’s initiative to ensure California State REALTORS® are meeting C.A.R objectives. Join us December 14 to hear first hand at our Town Hall meeting. We are pleased to have Karol Kovocha, 2022...Continue reading
In case you missed it or would like to revisit our very successful 2022 Awards & Installation, below are just of few memories from Tom Queally Photography. Click Here To View Full Album Join us at our annual Awards & Installation event to ring in the holiday season and honor the tireless work of the 2022 Board President Eric Toro and the Board of Directors. We will also welcome and swear in the new 2023 Board President Carmen Arom and the 2023 Board of Directors. We will also notably honor outstanding achievements for exceptional persons for 2022. REALTOR® of The Year Affiliate of The Year Rising Star Citizen of The Year This will take place at our traditional champagne brunch at the Chevy Chase Country Club. DECEMBER 1 Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Program at 9:00 a.m. Seating is Limited! Purchase Tickets $25 Tickets Sold on...
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is the nation’s largest property resource and offers vital data, analytics, and more, all presented with visual flair to impress your clients. BEGINNING 11/22/22, Matrix users can now directly access RPR listing data and statistics with one click of the RPR icon. Previously, Matrix users could only access RPR via the agent dashboard. With this new deep-link, users can now simply click the RPR icon on a listing (as seen below) and be linked to their specific listing in RPR directly. Access RPR’s vital data with ease and efficiency — no additional steps (like re-inputting the property address) required. Check It Out in MatrixBeginning November 22nd
Financing the Dream of Homeownership DEC 14 @ 10 AM | Register Today! The STEPS Toward Homeownership program has been cut down into digestible sections providing resources for REALTORS® to educate renters, prospective first-time homebuyers, clients who have had a prior foreclosure or short sale, and Baby Boomers interested in helping their children or grandchildren become responsible homeowners. Experts will share philosophies on: Strategies for Financial Health Trends in the Economic Environment Engaging in the Process Products for Success Support from Beginning to End What’s in it for me? Attendees will acquire financial literacy knowledge and strategies to bolster their referral pipelines in the local community and help prospective buyers with financing expectations, down payment assistance options, and FHA vs. conventional loan programs. In addition, we have focused on the REALTOR® view as well, to give a reasonable understanding of how to stay involved, without taking on additional roles.
There are many ways to make this year’s CanTree a BIG success! Buy a ticket, bring a friend, and attend on November 10th Give $100 to Charity and be a part of our Hot Shot Board Become an Event Sponsor: Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Thanks To Our Sponsors Below Members Buy CanTree Tickets$125 Non-Members Buy Tickets HereFill out the credit card form and email to GAOR for processing Join Our CanTree Hot Shot Board $100 Become a CanTree Event SPONSOR$5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 View SPONSOR Levels Our Charities Appreciate All That Our Members Do For Them! Event Sponsors Law Offices of Raffy Boulgourjian
BIG Thanks to Our Hot Shot Heroes. Join Our Hot Shot Board By Giving $100 Towards Charity Buy Tickets or Become an Event Sponsor Not only will you appear here on our online Hot Shot board, but your graphic will also cycle through our evening’s slide show! Be sure to submit a graphic to appear in our slide deck. Your graphic can be: A Snapshot of your business card Email Signature block A link to a profile page for us to grab Company Logo
As a California Association of REALTORS®, we encourage you to take advantage of the free educational webinars offered by C.A.R. You can always expect a valuable and engaging experience with an industry expert. The webinars are designed to help you be prepared and mitigate risks. Following is a newly promoted session we feel is worth attending. October 4, 10:00 PM Lone Wolf Transactions – Learning the Basics (zipForm Edition) DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics about Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) and how easy it is to manage your transactions and templates. Sessions like these give REALTORS® a chance to see the tools they have access to in action. We will cover: The basics of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)Learn to create transactionsLearn to create templates If you cannot attend, sign up anyway and we will send you a recording. We would like to thank Property ID for sponsoring this webinar. Training...Continue reading
Sharpen your knowledge to successfully close transactions by completing this course. Learn what to do with all mandatory and recommended disclosures and ensure all commissions are paid in full and on time! This course offers you the unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with California’s most widely used and trusted purchase agreement. Learn to write offers quickly and close transactions! REGISTRATION REGISTRATION: Contact Monica at 626-795-2455 x221 or email: email@example.com LOCATION: Altadena Library | 600 E. Mariposa Street | Altadena, California
Calling all Glendale AOR members! Sharpen your real estate skill set with a virtual class provided by CRMLS at no additional cost to you! The following class will be held online on Tuesday, 10/18 at 1:00 PM. Three of the premium real estate tech products in the Cloud Agent Suite are available at no cost to CRMLS users. From the eye-catching reports of Cloud CMA to the “smart search” options in Cloud MLX to the lightning-fast branded alerts in Cloud Streams, learning how to master these products will help advance your real estate career. This informative class will familiarize you with: Cloud CMA: an online comparative market analysis report generator Cloud MLX: a streamlined MLS front-end that prioritizes search and communication Cloud Streams: a listing alert and client collaboration tool REGISTER HERE
Join C.A.R. attorneys for a discussion about all the various entities in real estate transactions and what documentation is required when a seller or buyer is a Trust, Corporation, LLC, or other entity. We will also talk about the effect of how you write contracts on the escrow and transaction and will sprinkle in some other hot topics as well. DATEOct. 18, 2022 TIME1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. REGISTER
Event GAOR is glad to continue hosting the GAOR CRE Mixer! This will initially be facilitated by Arthur Mangassarian. Come with your questions. REGISTER for This Event Below! In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to come together and share their real-world experiences. Informative presentations will be shared and will be the topic for each meeting. Whether you sell Commercial Real Estate or want to become a CRE REALTOR®, this group of local professionals will serve you well. This is YOUR association, and the formation of this group is intended to plant the seed to grow a following so we can create a network of CRE professionals that will meet the needs of the group and our members at large. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas! Thank you. Thanks To Our Sponsor Ryan Patap | Senior Director of Market Analytics | CoStar GAOR Member...
Dear members, The GAOR Nominating Committee is now accepting your suggestions for this year’s award nominees for… REALTOR® OF THE YEARAFFILIATE OF THE YEARRISING STAR OF THE YEARCITIZEN OF THE YEAR We greatly appreciate the time you take to submit a nominee for any of the open categories. Thank YOU! The Window for Nominations Has Expired
Claim your FREE 45-Hour Package of Online CE (Continuing Education) Courses for your License Renewal. All packages offered by C.A.R. meet DRE requirements for mandatory subjects and course categories. All packages include an ethics course that also fulfills the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement for NAR. Learn How Here
Event Memories Event GAOR is glad to announce the formation of a new group of GAOR CRE REALTORS®! This will initially be led by Arthur Mangassarian. REGISTER for This Event Now! In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to come together and share their real-world experiences. Informative presentations will be shared and will be the topic for each meeting. Whether you sell Commercial Real Estate or want to become a CRE REALTOR®, this group of local professionals will serve you well. This is YOUR association, and the formation of this group is intended to plant the seed to grow a following so we can create a network of CRE professionals that will meet the needs of the group and our members at large. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas! Thank you. Thanks To Our Sponsor Sevan Gorginian – Living Trust Attorney Member Registration Non-member...Continue reading
Dynamic, concise, and engaging legal material to help you and your clients quickly and easily understand key legal issues pertaining to real estate. Check out All of C.A.R.’s Monthly Legal Tools Topics! Visit C.A.R. Legal Tools Topics Online
There are many ways to make this year’s CanTree a BIG success! Buy a ticket, bring a friend, and attend on November 10th Give $100 to Charity and be a part of our Hot Shot Board Become an Event Sponsor: Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Members Buy CanTree Tickets$125 Non-Members Buy Tickets HereFill out the credit card form and email to GAOR for processing Join Our CanTree Hot Shot Board $100 Become a CanTree Event SPONSOR$5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 View SPONSOR Levels Our Charities Appreciate All That Our Members Do For Them!
GAOR has upcoming fall events that are available to sponsor. We welcome our affiliate colleagues, general members, and local industry professionals to join and partake. Please share this post with a colleague or have them scan this QR code to take them to this page. Oct 6CRE Mixer Oct 25BOM Meeting Nov 10CanTree Dec 1Installation October 6 Commercial Real Estate Mixer Audience: 20 – 50 Sponsored ✔ Gorginian Law LevelAmountPackageEvent Sponsor$250Company Slide showing while members assemble Company Slide showing at the end of the presentationCheck-in table available for company swag October 25 Broker Owner Manager Meeting Audience: 150 (target) Available LevelAmountPackageEvent Sponsor$2,500Company Slide showing while the general assembly convenes Company Slide showing at the end of the presentationCheck-in table available for company swag November 10 CanTree Annual Fundraiser Audience: 100 – 150 Available LevelAmountPackageFeaturePlatinum $5,000.00Website, FB, Banner, Email, Hot Shots Slide Masthead, and Slide XLDiamond$2,500.00Website, FB, Banner, Slides, Email, Hot Shot SlideLGold$1,000.00Website, FB, Banner, Slides,...Continue reading
Ver 1y soon we will have all the details about the following events coming this fall. For now, you can reserve these dates for the following GAOR events. Broker Owner Manager Meeting: OCTOBER 25, 8 a.m.Breakfast CanTree: NOVEMBER 10, 6 p.m. Cocktail Reception Installation & Awards: DECEMBER 01, 8 a.m.Champagne Reception
If you were unable to watch the live stream or wanted to re-watch any of the sessions, the replay will be available starting Monday, Sept. 12th and is available for unlimited views through the end of October! Replay This replay will be available from September 12th through the end of October! Event Resources: Chris Valenzuela III, Founder/ Lead Instructor, Spent Brass Training Solutions, INC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org REALTOR Relief Foundation website: https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/grants-and-funding/realtors-relief-foundation John Morgan, CAL FIRE Deputy Chief – Wildfire Preparedness Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/ Julia Juarez, Deputy Commissioner, Community Relations & Outreach, California Dept. of Insurance Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/ Deanne Rymarowicz, Associate Counsel, Legal Affairs N.A.R. Presentation Slides: Cyber Security Presentation Slides Website: www.Nar.realtor/wire-fraud Again, thank you for your participation, and STAY SAFE! Sincerely,Nancy OakleyRE Events email@example.com Real estate is an exciting and rewarding profession, providing us with the freedom and flexibility to run our operations the way we see fit, on schedules we typically set. But despite the overwhelming positives our careers provide,...Continue reading
Topic: REALTOR® Safety Coast to Coast: How Safety Differs Across the Nation Description Knowledge, awareness, and empowerment are the core components of REALTOR® Safety. But safety isn’t just about what can happen at showings and open houses; it involves protecting you and your clients every day from a wide variety of potential problems. Join the REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee and NAR NXT Up for an open discussion about REALTOR® Safety across the nation and what you can do to incorporate safety best practices in your business. Time Sep 22, 2022 at 11:30 AM Register
Coming up! Sign up for this C.A.R. training class! The NEW California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) – LearnMyWay® Thursday — August 25, 2022 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Check Out All C.A.R. LEARNMYWAY® Courses! LEARNMYWAY® Courses
Register even if you cannot and be emailed a recording! Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Have you tried using zipLogix Digital Ink®? It’s a free member benefit and gives you access to unlimited digital signatures for transaction documents within Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)? What about DocuSign®? It’s a powerful online subscription signing solution that integrates with Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition). This session will cover: Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS Gathering signatures with zipLogix Digital Ink® and DocuSign® Bringing in outside form Answering your questions Sign Up Today! August 9, 11am – 12pm REGISTER
Register even if you cannot and be emailed a recording! Wondering how to work from home in an effective manner? We are here to help! Join us for a webinar to cover best practices in a paperless world, and learn the shortcuts that will make you effective when you’re out in the field or working from home. This session will cover: Emailing and signing documents digitally Sharing docs with your clients using zipCommunity™ Answering your questions Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS Sign Up Today! August 9, 11am – 12pm REGISTER
A handy guide containing every page of every real estate form from C.A.R., including the new/renamed forms and the recently revised forms from January to July 2022. Quite possibly the most important book in real estate! This book contains a current sample of EVERY Standard Form from C.A.R. in an easy-to-reference format. The forms have been grouped together by category and then listed alphabetically leading with the Purchase Agreements. Sample Forms Book
Event Memories You’ve just been dealt an invitation to GAOR’s Poker Night! What’s going to be your next move? Whether you’re a regular poker player or totally new to the game, there’s nothing quite like the high of winning big! Reserve your place at a table and enjoy a good round of cards with a glass of wine or beer. You don’t need to be an expert, just keep up your ‘Poker Face’! Thanks for your ticket purchase. We look forward to seeing you August 25th at 7 p.m. Location:IMPRESSIONS BANQUET HALL212 N Orange St, Glendale, Ca 91203 DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE FLYER $1002,000 CHIPS BUY 2,000 CHIPS $1504,000 CHIPS BUY 4,000 CHIPS $40SOCIAL HOUR ONLY BUY SOCIAL HOUR ONLY NO CHIPS FLASH THIS QR CODE TO A COLLEAGUE TO HAVE THEM BUY THEIR CHIPS! DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE FLYER DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE FLYER THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS...Continue reading
Supra is introducing a new billing and payment system to help streamline processes for keyholders and put more self-service in the hands of account holders. Below are a few essential things to know about the new system. Automated notices will take place if the credit card on file is rejected for payment: 1 DAY after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful a courtesy email will go out to notify agents to update their credit card that is on file. 5 DAYS after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful, your eKey app will stop working. A big red notification button will present itself in the app to update your account. 25 DAYS after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful, a $25.00 late fee will be added to your account balance. An additional email notification will go out about this account update. At any time a keyholder can re-activate their account...
Dear Members, The California Association of REALTORS® OPPOSES Senate Bill 679 (Kamlager) which creates an unelected agency with the power to impose a range of new property taxes. We were also against SB1105 and are glad to see that bill is dead. SB 1105 was to grant vast, unchecked, taxing and bonding authority to an unelected Housing Agency Board in San Diego which would consist of 6 appointed representatives, serving 4-year terms. SB679 Similar to SB 1105, SB 679 would establish a local Housing Agency in LA with a 19-member “governing board” to raise revenues through: A Parcel TaxGross Receipts Business License TaxA Document Transfer Tax, orThe Issuance of Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing Preservation (acquiring, Rehabilitating, Deed Restricting, Etc.). Here’s how you can help! Ask your clients, friends, and family to TAKE ACTION! Continue posting on social media!We are stronger together and your voice will help us defeat SB 679....Continue reading
Coming up! Sign up for this training class! THE NEW California Residential Purchase Agreement Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM GAOR endorses Revei. It is one way to earn your DRE continuing education requirements using this online learning system. Check Out All The REVEI Eventbrite Courses! Revei Trainingeventbrite Calendar
How was a building nearly 60 feet tall approved in a neighborhood where few structures are even three stories high? Because it’s near a Metro subway station. These are known as Transit Oriented Community projects or TOC. Buildings can be taller, denser, and have less parking and open space than usual. Thousands of apartments have been built this way across the city. And more are on the way. TOC projects must be within half a mile of a train station or the intersection of at least bus routes. Affordable housing must be included. Generally, the closer a project is to a transit hub, the bigger it can get. Learn More View Interactive Map
Dear Members, The California Association of REALTORS® OPPOSES Senate Bill 1105 (Hueso) and Senate Bill 679 (Kamlager) each of which creates an unelected agency with the power to impose a range of new property taxes. SB1105 SB 1105 grants vast, unchecked, taxing and bonding authority to an unelected Housing Agency Board in San Diego which would consist of 6 appointed representatives, serving 4-year terms that can by resolution, or initiative, impose: Special Taxes on Real Property,A Parcel Tax,A Gross Receipts Business License Tax,A Special Business Tax,A Documentary Transfer Tax,A Special Land Value Windfall Tax, OrA Commercial Linkage Fee. The proposed Agency requires revenues generated to assist in the construction of housing broadly defined. Revenue could go to large developers of rental homes and no restrictions on the agency purchasing single-family homes which could then further limit the opportunities for home ownership. SB679 Similar to SB 1105, SB 679 would establish a...Continue reading
GAOR’s PAINT NIGHT is Back! Time to brush off your smock! Join in on the fun! Enjoy a glass of wine or beer if you are inclined and let your creativity pour through. Pour Yourself A Glass of Wine Leave Your Worries Behind Check Out Our Last Paint Night! Be a Saint, Come and Paint! For a Cause A portion of the proceeds go to the S.T.A.R. Kids Buy Your Tickets Online Flash This QR Code To A Colleague To Have Them Join
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...
CRMLS Matrix now includes the RentSpree application link, effective July 12th, 2022. See the press release here. When you opt-in to use RentSpree in the “Online Screening” field of your residential lease listing, your MLS system will automatically display the application URL that will link to the RentSpree screening process. This will also appear in several displays, and many reports, and you will also receive a sharable link in your email. Read More From CRMLS