State Rent Control Issue Takes National Stage

Across the country, various state and local governments are currently considering – or debating – legislative rent control measures. However, these efforts are misguided. They do nothing to address residential construction deterrents like imprudent local zoning...

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New CCRE partner paper sheds light on land use decisions

From the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley and the Center for California Real Estate The first in a five-part collaboration between the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley and the Center for California Real Estate, this paper explores...

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Real Estate Mediation Services Available

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers offers a highly qualified pool of specially trained, objective and reliable mediation professionals to assist home buyers and sellers (as well as other parties to real estate...

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Wave of Earnest Money Deposit Scams Reappear

While we all are concerned about cybercrime and identity theft, it appears taking someone’s money the old-fashioned way has reappeared in a short sale EMD scam. The alleged scam appears to follow the same basic format.  An agent claims to have a listing for a...

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CAR Legislative Update

AB 599 (Maienschein) Affordable Owner-Occupied Workforce Housing: Definition - Currently, there is no uniformly used definition in state law for “affordable owner-occupied workforce housing” or “affordable workforce housing”. The Department of Housing and...

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CAR Legal Update

DRE Weighs In on “Coming Soon” Advertising: “Be Sure to Maintain Fiduciary Responsibility for Your Client or Face Civil and Regulatory Liability” The Department of Real Estate has included in its 2018 Winter Real Estate Bulletin, an article which discusses the risks...

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