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July 2022 Broker Insights Newsletter

Update 8.3.22 - Industry Leader Weekly Update

We look forward to seeing you at our next Industry Leader Town Hall this Friday, August 5th. Register here for the August meetings and submit your questions in advance by emailing [email protected] and [email protected]. The current agenda and questions submitted will be found here. For all 2022 dates and registration links, please see here. Below are your pertinent updates for this week.

Legal Updates
C.A.R. Legal Hotline handles hundreds of legal calls daily ranging from the run-of-the-mill contract questions to obscure legal scenarios. C.A.R. Senior Counsel Amanda Byun will discuss some of the most common, hot hotline topics that members call in about including FHDS, cancellation of contract, liquidated damages, mediation, and tenancy issues related to a sale. For these and more, please tune in on Tuesday, August 9th. You can register here

Legislative Update - C.A.R OPPOSES NEW AGENCIES' TAXING AUTHORITY
C.A.R. is currently in “red alert” status on two bills, SB 1105 (Hueso) and SB 679 (Kamlager). Both bills establish new unelected housing agencies to create more housing in their respective areas. C.A.R. obviously does not object to the creation of more housing as the state needs housing of all kinds. However, C.A.R. strongly opposes the ability of these unelected agencies to raise taxes on homeowners. Taxing homeowners in a time of severe economic stress and when the state enjoys a large surplus to pay for something that benefits the public at large is wrong and makes no sense.

SB 1105 (Hueso) is particularly concerning as it would create an agency that could potentially impose a particularly wide range of taxes including special taxes, parcel taxes, gross receipts taxes, business license taxes, transfer taxes, land value “windfall” taxes, and/or a commercial linkage fee.  

C.A.R. will continue to oppose both SB 1105 and SB 679 unless they are amended to, among other things, remove the broad taxing authority of the agencies which would only serves to make it harder for people to stay in their homes in a time of increasing costs and make homeownership harder to reach for our state’s working families.

You can find more information about the Red Alerts and find graphics to post on social media here under Action Center.

C.A.R. Seller’s Guide
The Seller's Guide is meant to provide our REALTOR® members, or their clients, with a current market snapshot of their local area of business in the state of California as seen from the perspective of a prospective seller. The guide is quick to create and is specific to the local area selected. Click here to visit the dashboard.

ADU Handbook and Portal
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released an updated Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) handbook, and announced the launch of a New ADU Customer Service Portal. The ADU Handbook includes changes to State ADU Law – such as the impacts of SB 9 on ADUs – that became effective January 1, 2022, and an updated and expanded FAQ section. The ADU Customer Service Portal, also located on the ADU webpage under "Contact the ADU Team," enhances the customer service experience of visitors to HCD’s ADU webpage.

Market Update
Inflation and recession remained the economy’s focal points last week. Despite the Feds’ decision to remain aggressive in their rate hike move, weaker-than-expected economic growth in the second quarter prompted interest rates to decline further since the release of the latest GDP report. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in fact, dipped to the lowest level since mid-April, according to Mortgage News Daily. The slightly more favorable lending environment, coupled with a higher level of housing supply, may have provided a window of opportunity for homebuyers who have been standing on the sideline for the past few months.

  • For more check out our Market Minute here

  • For our Weekly Sales Data Report - go here.

  • For our Monthly Member Poll - go here.

Upcoming Events for you and your agents:

August 30th - September 1 - WomanUP!® Annual Conference
Please join us 8/30-9/1 for the 2022 WomanUP!® Conference at the gorgeous Paséa Hotel + Spa in Huntington Beach, CA! Details + tickets here. Get your ticket and reserve your room before the group rate on the hotel expires (7/31). The event kicks off with the signature Mondavi Sisters Wine Tasting Event and Welcome Reception on 8/30, followed by two days filled with wisdom and connection, 8/31 and 9/1.Wednesday and Thursday will include activating solo talks, fierce conversations, and hands-on CircleUP sessions. The event will feature accomplished speakers (including 2022 NAR President - Leslie Rouda Smith and the entire C.A.R. Leadership Team), community mentors, Coffee & Conversations with Leslie Appleton-Young, and the WomanUP!® WaveMakers. Get your ticket and reserve your oom before the group rate on the hotel expires (8/7).

September 13 - Books with Leadership
Our next Books With Leadership discussion is on September 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with C.A.R. 2022-2023 Board Treasurer Heather Ozur, who will lead a discussion on the book Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. Find the book by clicking here. Register for the event by clicking here.


Broker Education Resources

The New Broker's Benchmark: Prepare and Perform! Course Bundle - ONLINE ANYTIME
Nuts and Bolts: The Broker’s Day-to-Day - ONLINE ANYTIME
Teams 2.0: The Team Leader - ONLINE ANYTIME
California Human Resource Law for Brokers/Teams - ONLINE ANYTIME
Administrative Staffing: The Human Side of Human Resources - ONLINE ANYTIME


 

 


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