Affordable Care Act and Small Employers

State law compliance delayed and real estate sales agent’s non-employee status confirmed Two recent events may have an impact on REALTORS® and their options and obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation under...

CAR Legal Update

DUAL AGENCY New Case Holds Different Salespersons Under the Same Broker Are Dual Agents    It is well established that a dual agent owes a fiduciary duty to both the buyer and the seller. This case ruled that when a buyer and seller are working with different...

Fair Housing Advertising Guidelines

The Fair Housing Act prohibits certain categories of discrimination in housing. This federal law prohibits publishing advertisements indicating “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on” the protected categories “with respect to the sale or rental of a...

CAR Legal Update

FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES Property owners in flood zones are likely to get relief under a bill recently signed by the President. Under the bill (1) sales will no longer trigger immediate premium increases, and (2) properties that complied with prior flood map...

New Robocall Rules

REALTORS® who use telemarketing are subject to the Do Not Call rules. The FCC’s new Robocall rules impose some additional requirements for obtaining consent when making a prerecorded telemarketing call to a residential phone number or making an autodialed or...
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