Author Archives: Lynn Sullivan

2014 Voter Guide – Vote on November 4, 2014

It’s voting season and NSDCAR’s Government Affairs Department has published a Voter Guide to help you identify real estate friendly candidates. NSDCAR Local Government Relations Committee (LGR) takes great effort in reviewing the qualifications and experience of local candidates to decide which candidates will be protect private property rights and the values of the real […]
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The NEW Residential Purchase Agreement Timeline of Events

Below are resources to assist you with the transition of learning the NEW California Residential Purchase Agreement. Substantial changes have been made to this essential form. RPA Timeline of Events C.A.R. Legal has published a revised legal article and chart, titled RPA Timeline of Events to assist buyers, sellers, REALTORS® and affiliated industries comply with […]
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Open Enrollment for Kaiser Permanente Extended to Nov. 15th Through the Benefits Store

The Benefits Store has extended their Open Enrollment for Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance to November 15th. Open Enrollment is October 1 – November 15, 2014 for coverage effective December 1, 2014. Get your free quote today – choose from 14 grandfathered HMO Kaiser plans and 12 Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant Kaiser HMO plan. Who […]
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Covered California’s Open Enrollment Begins on November 15th

The Benefits Store has professional Benefit Advisors to help you with Covered CA (at no cost to you)! Find out what the most effective coverage for your family needs are, including: Assistance with Subsidy Qualifications and calculations Enrollment assistance Dedicated Benefits Advisors that will guide you through the application decision-making process Speak to a Certified […]
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Important Updates to Sandicor Rules and Regulations

In 2013 and 2014, several changes were made to the Sandicor Rules and Regulations that may affect your daily real estate business practices. Please review the list below and note changes are highlighted in bold text: 10.1 Reporting of Sales. Listings with accepted offers shall be reported to the MLS as “pending” by the listing […]
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California REALTORS Close Legislative Year With Success

The 2013/2014 session of the California Legislature ended bringing to a close one of the more successful legislative years in recent history. Much of that success can be attributed to the efforts of your C.A.R. Directors, your contributions to the REALTOR® Action Fund and the strong C.A.R. lobbying team in Sacramento. Seven of nine C.A.R. […]
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RPA Change on the Horizon

The Residential Purchase Agreement Form is Changing – NSDCAR Offering LIVE Classes After extensive research and reviews, the new RPA form will be released in November 2014. C.A.R.’s legal department has released an article of six things you need to know about the new RPA. Read the article NSDCAR Offers Live RPA Classes Everything You […]
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REALTORS Can Begin to Claim a dot .Realtor Top Level Domain on October 20 & October 23, 2014

Don’t Get Left Behind! Claim Your .REALTOR Domain Important FAQs! If you participated in the priority pre-registration: You will still need to register your domain name. Beginning on October 20, you will have the opportunity to register your domain name prior to the general release. If you participated in the priority pre-registration you should have […]
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Second Quarter Housing Affordability Declines Statewide in 19 of 26 California Counties

Lower interest rates in the second quarter of 2014 failed to offset continued home price increases, lowering housing affordability statewide and in 19 of 26 counties in California, the California Association of REALTORS® said. Read the full release. Housing Affordability Index – Traditional Housing Affordability Index – First Time Buyer
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Fannie Mae Modifies Post Short Sale Qualifications

On July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae announced changes to its waiting period policy following a preforeclosure sale (short sale) or deed-in-lieu of foreclosures (DIL). The current requirements that apply to waiting periods following a short sale or DIL provide for different waiting period of 2 years or 4 years and set out different maximum loan-to-value […]
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