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The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.
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C.A.R.'s Legal Department, on a regular basis, creates legal articles for our members. These articles frequently are in question and answer format and are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories. Sample topics are advertising, arbitration and mediation, broker practice, cold calling, contract issues, landlord-tenant law, procuring cause, real estate disclosures, and many more.
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|Advertising||Advertising Your Services: Required Name and License Information||02/07/2018 (revised)|
|Advertising||Do-Not-Call, Do-Not-Fax, Do-Not-Email Laws Affecting REALTORS®||02/13/2014 (revised)|
|Advertising||Fictitious Business Names||09/12/2017 (revised)|
|Advertising||Lotteries and Raffles||07/08/2016 (revised)|
|Advertising||Mortgage Loan Brokerage Advertising||09/13/2017 (revised)|
|Advertising||Online Privacy Laws Affecting REALTORS®||07/08/2016 (revised)|
|Advertising||Serving Alcohol at an Open House||07/07/2017|
|Advertising||Signs: Can They Be Regulated?||11/19/2015 (revised)|
|Advertising||Team Names||06/26/2018 (revised)|
|Agency||Agency Law Summary Chart||01/13/2015 (revised)|
|Agency||Agency Disclosure and Confirmation; and Agency Law Summary Chart||01/13/2015 (revised)|
|Arbitration & Mediation||Arbitration for the Consumer||06/11/2018 (revised)|
|Arbitration & Mediation||Mediation for the Consumer||06/12/2018 (revised)|
|Board of REALTORS®||C.A.R. Bylaws (bylaws for the California Association of REALTORS®),||10/01/2016|
|Board of REALTORS®||California Model Bylaws||08/15/2016|
|Board of REALTORS®||Limited Service Brokers and Open Listings||10/21/2016|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Administration Fees under RESPA and the Unfair Competition Law||03/06/2018 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Changing Offices:Transfer of Listings & Buyers, and Procedures for Changing Brokerage||06/20/2018 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance for REALTORS®||06/23/2011 (revised)*|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Fictitious Business Names||09/12/2017(revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Independent Contractor Agreement and Tax Issues||(under revision)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Independent Contractor or Employee?||07/26/2012 (revised)*|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Online Privacy Laws Affecting REALTORS®||07/08/2016 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Presentation of Offers||07/09/2018|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Protect Your Brokerage from Cybercrime||04/09/2018 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Record Retention: How Long You Should Keep Documents||06/25/2018 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||The Right Business Entity for the Real Estate Professional: FAQs & Chart||10/24/2012 (revised)*|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Team Names||06/26/2018 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Trust Funds||12/07/2017 (revised)|
|Broker Practices & Real Estate Office Issues||Workers' Compensation||07/18/2016 (revised)|
|Commissions||Broker Compensation Under the C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA)||06/13/2018 (revised)|
|Commissions||Procuring Cause Guidelines||05/12/2016|
|Contracts and Forms||Buyer Representation Agreements (C.A.R. Forms BRE, BRNE, BRNN)||06/13/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Contingencies and Contingency Removal||03/14/2016 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Contract Law and Real Estate Transactions||05/07/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Counter Offer Forms (C.A.R. Forms SCO, BCO and SMCO)||03/15/2016 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Escalation Clauses||05/1/2014|
|Contracts and Forms||How a Seller May Cancel a Purchase Agreement:Checklist and Q&A||04/27/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Limited Service Brokers and Open Listings||10/21/2016 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Liquidated Damages and Deposit Disputes||04/11/2018|
|Contracts and Forms||Option Contracts and Leases with Option to Purchase||06/13/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Request for Repair and Use of the RR and RRRR Forms||06/16/2016 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Residential Listing and Commission Agreements||04/27/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||RPA Timeline of Events (RPA-CA)||04/26/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Seller Property Questionnaire: Summary of C.A.R. Form SPQ||12/16/2015 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||C.A.R. Forms and Copyright Law||01/25/2017 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Standard Forms and Legal Q&A Correlation Chart||03/13/2018 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Use of an "As Is" Clause||03/18/2016 (revised)|
|Contracts and Forms||Wood Destroying Pest and Organisms Inspections, Reports and Repairs||02/25/2015|
|Copyright||C.A.R. Forms and Copyright Law||06/07/2018 (revised)|
|Disasters||Earthquake Insurance Issues||01/27/2017 (revised)|
|Disasters||Fires: Basic Real Estate Legal Issues||06/27/2018 (revised)|
|Disasters||Rain Storms in California: Basic Real Estate Legal Issues||06/27/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||07/28/2016 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Disclosure Issues Related to Residential Care Facilities and Day Care Homes||03/07/2014 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Disclosure of Death and AIDS and the Prohibition Against Discrimination on the Basis of AIDS||06/18/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Guide to Loan Disclosures||07/17/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Lease-Rental Disclosure Chart for REALTORS®||01/05/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Mello-Roos District and 1915 Bond Act Disclosure Requirements||08/10/2016 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement||03/02/2017 (revised)|
|Disclosure||New Home (Residential One-to-Four Units) Disclosure Chart||01/05/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Real Estate Licensee's Duty to Inspect Residential Property||03/30/2017 (revised)|
|Disclosure||REO Disclosure Chart||01/05/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Sales Disclosure Chart for REALTORS®||12/19/2014 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Seller Property Questionnaire: Summary of C.A.R. Form SPQ||12/16/2015 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Smoke Alarm Requirements||02/14/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Summary Disclosure Chart for REALTORS®||01/05/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Transfer Disclosure Statement Exemptions||07/14/2016 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Transfer Disclosure Statement Law||04/13/2018 (revised)|
|Disclosure||Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures||12/08/2016 (revised)|
|Environmental Hazards||Giving Notice to Employees About the Presence of Asbestos||07/14/2016 (revised)|
|Financing||Guide to Loan Disclosures||10/22/2015 (revised)*|
|Financing||Mortgage Loan Activities||08/15/2016 (revised)|
|Financing||PACE Programs and Solar Leases||12/01/2017 (revised)|
|Financing||Privacy of Consumer Financial Information||07/13/2016 (revised)|
|Financing||Seller Financing||02/20/2018 (revised)|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||Bankruptcy and Real Estate Transactions||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||Credit After Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, or Short Sale||12/28/2016 (revised)|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||Deficiency Judgment Chart After Foreclosure||09/26/2017 (revised)*|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||Rental Property and Foreclosure||09/02/2016 (revised)|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||REO Disclosure Chart||01/05/2018(revised)|
|Foreclosures and Short Sales||Short Sales||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Homeowners' Associations||Condominium and Other Common Interest Development Disclosures||04/02/2014 (revised)|
|Homeowners' Associations||Homeowners' Associations: A Guide for REALTORS®||04/14/2014 (revised)|
|Insurance||Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance for REALTORS®||06/07/2018 (revised)|
|Insurance||Workers' Compensation,||07/18/2016 (revised)|
|Internet||Electronic Signatures and Records in Real Estate Transactions||05/22/2015 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Landlord-Tenant Guide for REALTORS®||12/04/2017 (revised)
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Abandoned Personal Property After Termination of a Tenancy||05/01/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Foreign Investor Property Owner Withholding||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Landlord-Tenant Law: Pets and Service and Support Animals||10/01/2015 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Landlords and Employee Notice of Asbestos||07/09/2018|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Lease/Rental Disclosure Chart for REALTORS®||01/05/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Marijuana Issues for REALTORS®||01/04/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Nonresident Property Owner Withholding||09/06/2016 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Option Contracts and Leases with Option to Purchase||07/28/2016 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Property Management Frequently Asked Questions||03/07/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Proposition 65 Warnings||07/09/2018|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Rental Property and Foreclosure||09/02/2016 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Residential Rent Control Relief Law||05/11/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Security Deposits||04/03/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Unlawful Detainer: The Eviction Process in California||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Landlord-Tenant and Property Management||Vacation Rentals||04/24/2014|
|Licensing||License Application and Renewal for REALTORS®||04/27/2018 (revised)|
|Licensing||Licensing Chart for REALTORS®||09/19/2016 (revised)|
|Licensing||Licensing Guide for REALTORS®||02/23/2018 (revised)|
|Licensing||Mortgage Loan Activities||08/15/2016 (revised)|
|Licensing||Unlicensed Assistants||01/09/2018 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Bankruptcy and Real Estate Transactions||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Marijuana Issues for REALTORS®||01/04/2018 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Member Legal Hotline||02/13/2017 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||PACE Programs and Solar Leases||12/01/2017 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||SB 800: California's Construction Defect Law||10/03/2014 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Serving Alcohol at an Open House
|Miscellaneous||Servicemembers Civil Relief Act||03/02/2017 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Standard Forms and Legal Q&A Correlation Chart||03/13/2018 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Swimming Pool Safety Act and Home Inspections||07/09/2018|
|Miscellaneous||Ten Frequently-Asked Hotline Questions||01/27/2017 (revised)|
|Miscellaneous||Usury Law and the Real Estate Broker Exemption||09/19/2016 (revised)|
|MLS||California Model MLS Rules||05/01/2018 (revised)|
|MLS||Days on Market and Relisting or "Churning" a Listing||03/26/2018 (revised)|
|MLS||Pocket Listings||10/21/2016 (revised)|
|MLS||Submitting Listings to the MLS||04/28/2015 (revised)|
|New Laws||2018 New Laws||10/16/2017|
|New Laws||2017 New Laws||10/05/2016|
|New Laws||2016 New Laws||10/19/2015|
|Probate||Probate Commission Chart||03/23/2016 (revised)|
|Probate||Probate Sales of Real Property||03/14/2016 (revised)|
|Probate||The Revocable Transfer on Death Deed and Statutory FAQs||01/22/2016|
|Property Tax||Proposition 90 Watch||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Property Tax||Property Tax Assistance for Seniors||09/02/2016 (revised)|
|Property Tax||Property Tax Exemptions from Reassessment||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Property Tax||The Affordable Housing Funding Document Recording Fee||09/14/2017|
|Real Property & Title||Lis Pendens||03/13/2018 (revised)|
|Real Property & Title||Mechanics' Liens||01/02/2018 (revised)|
|Real Property & Title||Transferring Title To Real Property||08/07/2014 (revised)|
|Real Property & Title||Trees||02/15/2017|
|Referral Fees & RESPA Issues||Referral Fees||09/19/2016 (revised)|
|Referral Fees & RESPA Issues||Referral Fee Chart||01/26/2017 (revised)|
|Referral Fees & RESPA Issues||Administrative Fees under RESPA and the Unfair Competition Law||03/06/2018 (revised)|
|Subdivisions||Homeowners' Associations: A Guide for REALTORS ®||04/14/2014 (revised)|
|Subdivisions||Subdivision Applicability Chart||03/22/2017 (revised)|
|Tax||2018 Tax Reform Law Chart||12/28/2017|
|Tax||American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 - The "Fiscal Cliff" Law||02/10/2017 (revised)|
|Tax||California Withholding Tax on the Sale of Real Property||06/13/2017 (revised)|
|Tax||Capital Gains Tax||02/08/2018 (revised)|
|Tax||Federal Withholding: The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)||04/27/2018 (revised)|
|Tax||Fire Prevention Fee||12/16/2015 (revised)|
|Tax||Homebuyer Tax Credit Chart 2010||06/30/2016 (revised)|
|Tax||Internal Revenue Code Section 1031: Tax Deferred Exchanges||02/13/2018 (revised)|
|Tax||Nonresident Property Owner Withholding||09/06/2016 (revised)|
|Tax||Proposition 90 Watch||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Tax||Property Tax Assistance for Seniors||09/02/2016|
|Tax||Property Tax Exemptions from Reassessment||02/28/2018 (revised)|
|Tax||Record Retention: How Long You Should Keep Documents||09/01/2016 (revised)|
|Tax||The Affordable Housing Funding Document Recording Fee||09/14/2017|
|Tax||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - In Brief||12/28/2017|
|Tax||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Highlights and In Depth||12/29/2017|
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