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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 dwelling.” Id. 42 U.S.C. § 3604(c); 24 C.F.R. § 100.75(a). Oklahoma has adopted a similar law that covers the same categories.  See 25 O.S. § 1452 (A)(3). The categories are: 1. race; 2. color; 3. religion; 4. sex; 5. handicap; 6. familial status, or 7. national origin. Click here to download the FAIR HOUSING ADVERTISING... Read more »

Apply to Serve on a 2015 C.A.R. Committee

Each year, C.A.R. seeks to include the best and brightest from the real estate industry to serve as members and leaders on various committees. C.A.R.’s committees meet in person three times a year to make decisions for the benefit of California REALTORS®. More info about how to use your passion and expertise to serve on a committee in 2015.  Read more »

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … International home buyers prefer purchasing properties in the United States over other countries, according to the “2013 International Clients Survey” from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Los Angeles County was the top location in California where international buyers purchased properties (35 percent). International buyers cited the following factors in their decision to purchase in the U.S.: Desirable location and climate (20 percent), to be closer to family and friends (20 percent), investment opportunities (9 percent), changes in work and employment (9 percent),... Read more »

zipForms News

Free Unlimited Document Storage inside zipForm®! zipVault® is an online filing cabinet for members to store unlimited transactional documents online within a zipForm® account.zipVault® serves as a digital repository to save your real estate transaction and all related materials. With zipVault® you can save additional documents such as MLS comps, personal notes, Realist tax record reports, hotsheets, brochures, photos and flyers, all while extending the file retention time to 5 years! You can also share select documents with any recipient of your choosing. A unique web link can be emailed... Read more »

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