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Your first tuesday real estate news
Week of July 10, 2017


CA’s independence from the federal government — and housing
The state's economy offers unique challenges and rewards for real estate.

Communication skills in real estate
Pointers to help agents master communication and improve their business.

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CA home to the least favorable markets for first-time buyers
Which CA metros are difficult for first-time buyers to break into?

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Do most of your clients check their credit score before getting pre-approved for a mortgage?

How will deregulation of mortgage lending affect homebuyer demand?


Home value recovery by CA metro
The percentage of homes above their pre-recession peak varies by metro.

High prices hold back CA home sales volume [chart]
The number of homes sold in May 2017 was 5% higher than a year earlier.

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Safety standards for residential landlords
Safety requirements to ensure residential rental property is up to par.

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4 elements of a good investment property
Tips to pick the right investment property.

May an owner collect treble money losses for noneconomic harm for damage to trees?
Get the ruling here.

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Buyer Purchasing Power Index negative in Q2 2017 [chart]
Buyers are able to borrow less today than a year ago.

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Poll  State Exam Prep Book

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The interplay between home sales volume, GDP and employment [chart]
CA’s GDP increased in 2016.

FARM: Solar panels: pros and cons
Help clients weigh the pros and cons of solar panels.

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Cost of home building materials rising rapidly
Rising building costs put pressure on CA's housing market.

Poll Form Updates This Month

- Landlord and Tenant: Forms 552, 552-4, 552-5, 553, 553-1, 554, 555, 556 and 558

- Office Management and Supervision: Form 545

- Sale and Loan Escrow: Forms 401, 403, 420, 421, 425, 426, 430 and 455

- Transaction Disclosure Sheets: Forms 300, 300-1, 302, 303 and 314

- Addendum Provisions: Form 270

- Loan Brokerage: Forms 204-2, 209-3 and 241

- Sale and Purchase Agreements: Forms 170 and 185


To access all updated forms, view our RPI Forms library here.


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