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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of February 15, 2016

 
     
 
Feature

The Davis-Stirling Act and California homeownership

Examining the laws controlling common interest developments.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Smart home investment may expedite home sales

How smart home technology impacts the sale of a home.

 
 
     
 

Poll  Vote on it

Do you have an active real estate website?

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Legislative Gossip Update: February 2016

A new bill provides tax deductions for down payment accounts, and more.

 
 
     
 
Finance

15- versus 30-year FRM for building equity

Comparing 15- and 30-year fixed rate mortgages.

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Does the Unruh Civil Rights Act apply to laws passed by the government?

A California court of appeals weighs in.

 
 
     
 
Ad Broker Search

Looking for a broker? Use first tuesday’s FREE online recruiting database to find a broker seeking real estate agents in your area. Brokers, you can also register your company to advertise job openings and locate qualified agents. Access the online broker search tool here.

 
 
     
 
Practice

Brokerage Reminder: Disclosing a conflict of interest – the counterpoint mitigating a bias

Find out how to handle a conflict of interest in your transactions.

 
 
     
 
Finance

Explaining California MLO licensing and endorsement

We answer your questions about MLO licensing.

 
     
 
Market Trends

Bad news for tomorrow’s homeownership rate

Tracking the decline of the homeownership rate by age.

 
 
     
 
Poll  online forum

Discuss your opinions and ask questions about all things related to California real estate. Join the conversation with other agents on our online forum here!

 
 
     
 
Marketing

Client Q&A: What will my homebuyer costs be and how much cash will I need?

Fill your clients in on expected homebuyer costs.

 
 
 
 
Market Trends

Current market rates

FRM rates decreased during the past week.

 
 
 
 
Poll  Video

Bigger homes don’t mean better deals

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Golden state population trends

California's population continued to grow in 2015.

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Share your favorite recipes for celebrating Saint Patrick's Day.

 
 
 
 
Marketing

FARM: Market’s hot – but interest rates may be going up – sell now!

A flier to help you solicit listings in a seller's market.

 
 
 
 
Poll  Featured Comment

"The prices are at the top again and no one can afford to buy or rent. We are clearly at the top and the bubble is going to have to burst AGAIN. It’s a cycle – we were here with houses 5-6 years ago; everyone was in foreclosure and now those houses are selling for 40-60% of their value 5 years ago. It’s insane and can’t be sustained. People making 6 figure+ incomes can’t afford to buy or rent. Something has to give. Oh, and the stock market bubble has burst so it’s going down. Don’t buy now – wait – the rental market will have to give as well because no one can afford the outrageous rents."

- Michelle, on Homes sold in California held back by pricing, future rate increases