Federal Issues

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September CAR Reports – San Jose

Federal Issues

Chris Osteen, Cal West Management & Sales (760) 438-5728 chriscalw@aol.com The Federal Committee met on September 28th and had several committees reporting to them regarding timely subjects for the real estate market. Transaction and Regulatory Committee reported to the Federal Committee that they were recommending to the California Association of REALTORSĀ® (C.A.R.) that we affirm […]
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Housing Committee – Common Interest Development, Property Management

Gwynne Hodge Ocean Crest, REALTORS (760) 435-9862 hodgegg@aol.com Common Interest Development: AB 771 (Butler) – sponsored by C.A.R., has passed both houses and been signed by the Governor. Common Interest Development (CID) fees in many parts of the state have dramatically increased in the last few years when escrow has ordered required documents. What C.A.R. […]
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Housing Committee – Multi-Family

Anita Quillman Sea Coast Exclusive Properties (858) 279-2202 anita@AnitaQuillman.com State Legislative Issues AB 341 (Chesbro) and AB 818 (Blumenfield) Multi-family Complex Recycling Requirements – While C.A.R. supports reasonable recycling programs, C.A.R. opposes AB 341 and AB 818. AB 818 requires ALL multi-family dwellings (5 units and more) to provide appropriate recycling services. At C.A.R.’s request […]
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Housing Policy

Diane Conaway ReMax United (760) 747-4700 dianeconaway@sbcglobal.net AB 1220 (Alejo) Land Use and Challenges to Local Planning Decisions – This Bill attempts to clarify a provision in planning decisions that has recently been misinterpreted by the courts. For nearly 25 years, there has been a short period of time to challenge land use decisions. However, […]
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International Real Estate

Kim Murphy, The Jacques Company (760) 451-1600 kim@murphy-realty.com I am proud to represent you at this forum of international practitioners. This segment of buyers has seen an increase in volume to $82 Billion in 2010, which is a 25% increase over 2009. The median price is $315,000, up from $100,000 in 2009. Sixty-two percent of […]
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Land Use & Environmental

Frank Valletta Sun Country Properties (760) 390-1514 fjvall@aol.com As most of us are aware the government and many of our citizens are getting more involved with our environment and ways to be more energy efficient. In that endeavor the government, both state and federal, are attempting to come up with legislation to clearly identify and […]
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Legislative Committee

Sandi Adelson Homeland Properties (760) 591-3090 sandi_and_the_hometeam@hotmail.com The Legislative (Leg) Committee serves two purposes. The first is to consider any and all issues on the state level that is brought to the committee. The second is to review action items from the Transaction and Regulatory, Taxation and Government Finance, Land Use and Environmental, and Housing […]
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Local Government Forum

Kimberly Gross Full Commitment Real Estate (760) 522-6728 Kimberly@FullCommitment.com G.A.D Subcommittee Report There was discussion on the business license taxes. Cities are hiring consultants to track down those who are not paying the tax. They discussed the proposal to reduce the REALTORĀ® Action Assessment to $39. The local association Government Affairs Directors (GADs) are against […]
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Membership

Chuck Smiar Prudential California Realty (760) 796-6300 smiar@prusd.com At the C.A.R. meetings in San Jose, the membership committee brought forward information that shows the benefits that are available to all REALTORĀ® members. The member benefit list shows 150 benefits of which 121 are free to members. Throughout the year members receive “RED ALERTS” from the […]
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MLS Computer & Business Technology

Diane Conaway ReMax United (760) 747-4700 dianeconaway@sbcglobal.net The committee was presented with several Issues Briefing Papers (IBP) to better understand several issues that are arising from a state and national perspective. An Issues Briefing Paper addresses photographs being taken of a listing by someone other than the current listing broker. This issue was discussed in […]
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