Welcome to the Legal Section of C.A.R. Online, where REALTORS® legal needs are met with the latest information and legal updates. Look below for the latest legal news during the last two weeks. You'll see Regulatory News, new Realegals®, and What's Hot announcements.
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Apr. 21, 2015 Legal Article:Improving water and energy efficiency and adding renewable energy features (conservation improvements) to a home are goals of many California homeowners to both reduce utility bills and help the environment. Solar panels and energy efficient furnaces are examples of the types of conservation improvements many homeowners make which can serve both goals.
This Q&A will look at two common ways for homeowners to install conservation improvements: PACE financing for residential one to four units and solar leases. The Q&A will also specifically address the financing and transactional issues that arise from a homeowner’s use of these programs.
Apr. 8, 2015 Legal Article: Beginning August 1, 2015, the Good Faith Estimate (GFE), the HUD-1 and the Truth-in- Lending Act (TILA) disclosures will be replaced in most transactions by two new forms – the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.
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