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Model MLS Rules/Materials

California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.

Code of Ethics Violators

Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.

Statewide MLS Initiative

An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.

NAR Code of Ethics

The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Professional Standards Materials

The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.

Housing Market Forecast

Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.

Housing Matters Podcast

The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.

Interactive Market Stats

View and drill down the latest housing market statistics for your area and compare it to neighboring counties.

Speeches & Presentations

From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.

Surveys & Highlights

Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.

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Recent News & Laws

Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.

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Legal Tools

Videos, infographics, office presentations and more to help you, your office and your clients better understand how the law impacts your business.

January 2017

C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.

Federal Issues State Government Affairs Local Advocacy Resources
PACs and RAF

CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.

CREPAC/LCRC IMPAC State and Local REALTOR® Action Fund
Politics and You

Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.

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Whether you're looking for a breaking news alert, a judicial interpretation, a regulatory position or a warning about goings on in the field, if its legal related this is the stop for you.  Here you will find the latest legal developments to keep you in the know and you and your clients out of trouble. 

Consumer Recovery Account
CalBRE's Consumer Recovery Account allows a person to recover out-of-pocket losses if defrauded by a real estate licensee and that licensee has insufficient personal assets to pay for that loss.

Advertising Your Services: Required Name and License Information
The content of a licensee’s advertising as well as the manner in which a licensee advertises their services are governed by both California law and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. REALTORS® need to be aware of both the legal and ethical obligations they must follow when advertising. This article will review the various regulations, laws and sections of the Code of Ethics that REALTORS® need to follow with respect to how they advertise their name and license information. Beginning 2018 the uniform advertising standards law will come into effect. The purpose of this law is to create uniform advertising standards across a variety of media and types. Presently, advertising rules vary greatly depending on the type and medium of advertisement. "For sale" signs, print and electronic media, business cards, classified rental advertisement, etc..., rely on different rules with a variety of exceptions. This law attempts to create a unified standard with very limited exceptions.

Wave of Short Sale Deposit Scams in the Los Angeles Area
If you believe you or your buyer has fallen victim to a short sale scam, you should contact the police and the Bureau of Real Estate.

Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
California law requires property owners (for properties built before 1994) to install water-conserving plumbing fixtures by 2017 for single-family properties and by 2019 for other properties. Additionally, if any property (built before 1994) is altered or improved after 2014, then water-conserving plumbing fixtures must be installed as a condition of final permit approval.  (Cal. Civ. Code section 1101.4)