Off-Market Listing and Fair Housing

Off-market listings, also known as “exclusive” or “pocket” listings, happen when the property is withheld from the MLS.

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Posted on August 12, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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Cancellation Right Associated with Delivery of the Visual Inspection

On January 1, 2019, several real estate “clean-up” laws become effective to eliminate confusion in the existing law.

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Posted on August 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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Top 5 Consiglieres

It is halfway through the year of 2019. Here are five previously discussed legal issues that real estate professionals should continuously be aware heading into the second half of the year.
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Posted on July 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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Avoid Discriminating Words in Your Advertisements

The Fair Housing Act governs the actions of all real estate professionals, and Section 804(c) of the act makes it “unlawful to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published, any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling, that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.”

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Posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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Probate Real Estate Sale Process

When the sale of real property is necessary in a probate proceeding, the court usually allows the estate personal representative to hire real estate professionals to sell the real property.

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Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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New and Revised CAR Forms June 2019

The CAR forms are standard real estate transaction documents created by the California Association of Realtors.

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Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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Selling with Solar Panel Leases and PACE Liens

“Going green” has always been a goal of California homeowners whether to reduce utility bills or be environmentally friendly.

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Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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“CAN-SPAM” Act Compliance

The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (“CAN–SPAM”) regulates the sending of commercial e-mails.

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Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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RE Contract: Contingency Removal and Seller Cancellation

The CAR purchase agreement requires the buyer to actively remove contingencies.

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Posted on July 5, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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Qualified Business Income Deduction for Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Under the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017, eligible small business owners are entitled to a deduction of up to 20 percent of qualified business income (QBI).

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Posted on June 27, 2019 at 12:23 am
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