New California Laws for 2013 Affecting REALTORS®

The ink may not yet be dry on some of the legislative bills that Governor Brown signed into law yesterday as the 2011-12 legislative session drew to an end, but already a summary of over 60 new laws that may be of interest to REALTORS® is available to our members in...

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CAR Market Matters Talking Points

Talking Points Today’s record-low mortgage rates have a lot of homeowners debating whether to refinance into 15- or 30-year mortgages, but few realize lenders offer products with all sorts of repayment periods, from five-year “balloon mortgages” to 29-year loans....

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Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $8000

THANK YOU to all the golfers and sponsors that supported the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors Foundation for Charitable Activities Golf Tournament on Tuesday, September 25th at Northstar.  It was an incredible day, and we brought in over $8000 for the Foundation.  The...

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AB 1718 Signed Into Law

Late last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1718, a C.A.R.-sponsored bill that closes an important loophole in an applicant’s experience requirements for a real estate broker’s license.  Typically, in addition to meeting stringent educational requirements and passing...

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New Listing Slideshow Feature Available in Paragon

With the October 1, 2012 sunset of the Paragon Desktop product, LPS MLS has implemented a new Listing Slideshow (previously found in the Desktop Product) that can be used online as well as offline to present listing images to clients. This feature is available within...

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Kaiser Permanente Open Enrollment Begins October 1st

The Benefits Store is proud to offer California REALTOR Association Members and Affiliates a choice of fourteen (14) low premium Health Care Plans.  Open enrollment runs October 1 – 31st with coverage effective November 1st.  There are five (5) HMO co-payment plans;...

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Local Real Estate Scams on the Rise

IMPORTANT! Please be aware, the following scams are going on in our area: Renting on behalf of the owner or posing as the owner. The scam artist claims to be helping someone else rent the property. They might be sick, or overseas, or just too busy to do it themselves...

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