Calling the CAR Legal Hot Line

One of C.A.R.’s most popular and useful benefits is the ability for members to call the Legal Hot Line and speak to one of the C.A.R. Hot Line attorneys with questions relating to your real estate practice. The Legal Hot Line answers over 95,000 legal questions per...

EPA Announces Lead Paint Enforcement Actions

The Environmental Protection Agency is serious about cleaning up lead paint. On March 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced  six settlements, totaling $287,000 and completed over the last year, regarding lead paint enforcement actions. Five of...

CAR Legal Tools

C.A.R. Legal Tools offers dynamic, concise, and engaging legal material to help you, your office, and your clients quickly and easily understand key legal issues pertaining to real estate.  Additional content is released monthly – watch your inbox each month for...

Getting Ready for the 2018 Advertising Standards

Although it is only February 2017, it is time to start thinking about the new advertising standards taking effect January 1, 2018. AB 1650 makes significant changes to Business and Professions Code § 10140.6 expanding what must be included in advertising materials,...

All Sellers Must Sign Listing Agreement

To collect a commission for selling real estate, the statute of frauds requires the agreement to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged.  This means that any seller who has not signed the listing would not be liable to pay a commission. But what if one...