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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of May 11, 2015

 
 
     
 
Feature

California’s zoning pioneers

An overview of organizations seeking zoning improvements in California.

 
 
 
Poll  office closure

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Practice

Brokerage Reminder: Sole proprietorship vs. corporation – it’s the broker’s call

A breakdown of the two brokerage business structures in California.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

California’s declining homeownership rate

CA’s homeownership rate rose slightly in Q1 2015, but continues a general downward trend.

 
 
     
 
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Economics

California rents lead the nation – a future at risk

California rental rates are soaring to meet a higher demand.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

How to time the market

The modest yield spread, low sales volume and high prices indicate a hold phase for California.

 
 
     
 
Practice

Winter 2015 CalBRE Bulletin: the Commissioner is listening

The latest CalBRE bulletin focuses on enhancing real estate training.

 
 
     
 

Poll  Vote on it

What do you use to create your marketing material?

 
 
 
Tax

The mortgage interest deduction, explained

Everything you need to know about the mortgage interest deduction (MID).

 
     
     
 
Legal Aspects

Case in Point: Is your attorney fee provision limited to a breach of contract?

A recent court case highlights the risks of the attorney fee provision.

 
     
 
Market Trends

Regional forecasts

Updated housing indicators for Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

 
 
     
 
Energy

Solar included? The truth about new home solar

A closer look at what pre-installed solar panels mean for new home buyers.

 
 
 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

May an HOA impose specific regulations to short-term rentals only?

A California court of appeals weighs in.

 
 
     
     
 
Legal Aspects

May a trustee calculate their compensation based on the value of a credit bid?

Get the ruling here.

 
 
 
 
 
Marketing

FARM: Protect yourself and avoid fraud!

Help protect your clients from fraud with these smart tips.