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Red Alert: Oppose Vacancy Tax in LA City

June 15, 2020
The LA City council just called a special meeting TOMORROW 6/24 at 10:00am to vote on the proposed $6,000/year tax on vacant units. We need ... read more

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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

ALERT! Tell Sacramento to Vote NO on Restrictive Rent Caps and Just Cause Evictions

May 28, 2019
Two bills in Sacramento discourage the production of rental housing. We need more housing in California, not less! ... read more

ALERT! Tell Sacramento to fix Section 8 without hurting housing providers

May 21, 2019
Urge Your Senator to Oppose Bill that Forces Landlords to Participate in Section 8! C.A.R. OPPOSES SB 329 (Mitchell) because it effectively forces ALL residential ... read more

County Supervisors extend rent control, add new mandates without working with housing providers

April 15, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week extended a temporary rent control ordinance for unincorporated county. Without any collaboration or consultation with housing ... read more

Redondo Beach city officials

Redondo Beach city officials meet local REALTORS® in packed forum

March 15, 2019
In the latest installment of SBAOR's popular series, "Breakfast with the Mayor", REALTORS® in the Beach Cities got a rare opportunity to meet not one ... read more

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RSS NAR Advocacy News

  • Monday Minute: Week of July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020
    The House and the Senate are in a limited session this week: What issues should REALTORS® follow? Defense/Commerce-Justice-Science/Transportation-HUD Markup; Protecting Homeowners During COVID-19 (NAR to Submit Questions); Oversight of the Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury Pandemic Programs (NAR to Submit Questions).
  • NAR Seila Law Case Overview July 10, 2020
    Mayer Brown law firm partners and legal experts, Holly Bunting and Phil Schulman provide an overview and breakdown of the recent Supreme Court decision.
  • NAR Applauds Numerous Championed Provisions in THUD Appropriations Bill July 8, 2020
    The 2021 fiscal year spending measure invests in fair housing counseling and transportation infrastructure projects.


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Real Estate in The OC

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