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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

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing April 19, 2021
    NAR, in partnership with the Memorial Foundation, sponsored a special Facebook Live event, “The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing.” Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, hosted the event. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge was the headline speaker.
  • Monday Minute: Week of April 19, 2021 April 16, 2021
    Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. What issues should REALTORS® follow? Full House Financial Services Committee valuation legislation markup (NAR to submit letter); rural America's internet connectivity needs (NAR thank you letter post hearing).
  • NAR Supports Student Loan Counseling Bill April 16, 2021
    NAR thanks Congress for elevating the issue of student debt, expresses NAR’s concern, and outlines NAR’s position.

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®.