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GAD Newsletter: Federal Stimulus, Redondo Beach Election Results, State Housing Legislation, and Property Tax Resources

March 13, 2021
President Biden has signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that will provide direct payments and extended unemployment benefits to struggling Americans and badly needed funds ... read more

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GAD Newsletter: Prop 19 FAQ, Racial Inequality, Local updates & Election results

December 1, 2020
Proposition 19: Property Tax Exemptions from Reassessment – Legal FAQ Available New Rules on Tax Basis Portability With the passage of Proposition 19, a homeowner ... read more

GAD Newsletter: Voter resources, Propositions updates, ADU building standards

October 30, 2020
Have you voted? “Think of Tuesday, November 3rd as the last day to vote. With so many options to voting early, by mail or in ... read more

GAD Newsletter: What's on Your Ballot, Recently signed laws, & Mayor Panel

October 1, 2020
A Message from your GAD (Government Affairs Director) I began my role as the Government Affairs Director South Bay Association of REALTORS® in January this ... read more

Red Alert: Oppose Unprecedented Overreach by L.A. County into ALL LOCAL CITIES

June 15, 2020
Your County Supervisor needs to hear from you NOW! The LA County Board of Supervisors will discuss expanding their strict eviction controls and force every ... read more

2019 BizFed Poll: L.A. County Businesses Gloomy over Future Outlook

June 24, 2019
Following a trend from last year, business owners and leaders throughout Los Angeles County have major concerns about the future, especially about homelessness, housing affordability ... read more

Community Organizations Hosted the Housing Forum, a Conference on the Housing Crisis

June 11, 2019
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments and SBAOR co-hosted last month in Torrance the Housing Forum, a half-day conference digging into tough and controversial questions about the housing crisis, housing availability, housing affordability, and what to do about it. ... read more

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RSS NAR Advocacy News

  • Monday Minute: Week of May 17, 2021 May 14, 2021
    Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. What issues should REALTORS® follow? Full committee hearing titled "Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part I" (NAR to submit letter).
  • DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule May 12, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced withdrawal of the Independent Contractor rule for determining how workers are classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • NAR Submits Comment to CFPB on Pandemic Servicing May 11, 2021
    NAR sent a response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), titled "Protections for Borrowers Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X."


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Real Estate in The OC

Looking for info about real estate in Orange County? Check out, the Center for Orange County Real Estate, a blog hosted by our friends at the Orange County Association of REALTORS®.