Author: Sarah Kolvas

Eligibility for a CalBRE salesperson license

Before applying for a California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) salesperson license, be sure you’re eligible under CalBRE’s guidelines. If you’re already licensed, send this to friends or family who want to become licensed. To obtain a California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) salesperson license, an applicant needs to meet requirements regarding: age; criminal activity disclosure; pre-licensing education; and the state examination. Minimum requirements The minimum age for CalBRE license applicants is 18. Out-of-state applicants may qualify for a CalBRE salesperson license. Out-of-state applicants are to follow the same licensing requirements as California residents. However, in addition to standard...

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Is a city required to prove its affordable housing fees are reasonably related to public costs caused by a proposed development?

616 Croft Ave. v. City of West Hollywood Facts: A residential developer applies to the city for permits to demolish existing single family residences (SFRs) and construct a condominium project. The project is subject to the local inclusionary housing ordinance requiring developers to either sell or rent a portion of their units at specified below-market rates or pay “in-lieu” fees to fund construction of a proportionate number of affordable units. The developer elects to pay the in-lieu fees “under protest” and the city approves their permit application. Claim: The developer seeks a refund for the in-lieu fees, claiming the...

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