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Your first tuesday real estate news
Week of January 21, 2019

 Features
 

What you need to know about the refreshed Agency Law Disclosure
The updated statutory Agency Law Disclosure and confirmation provision went into effect at the beginning of 2019.

How the trade war is impacting CA real estate
Foreign investment plays a significant role in CA’s economy and real estate market.

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Fewer bidding wars offer CA homebuyers relief
Bidding wars are still more common here in CA than elsewhere, but the rate is declining.

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Poll  Vote on it
 

What direction will home prices go throughout 2019?

What do you believe will most influence real estate sales in 2019?

 

CalVet eclipsed by VA-guaranteed mortgages
Does the CalVet program provide a good value for veterans?

Sexual harassment prevention training requirements expanded
Employers with 5 or more employees need to provide training by January 1, 2020.

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Letter to the editor: What are squatters’ rights in CA?
We explain the criteria for taking adverse possession in CA.

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May a landlord who purchases rental property evict an existing tenant who enters into a new rental agreement?
Get the ruling here.

May an easement be extinguished by adverse possession when property taxes are not timely paid?
See the court's decision.

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ARM rates on the rise [chart]
The average adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) rate on a 5/1 ARM averaged 4.01% in December 2018.

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Investing: Stocks or real estate? [chart]
Learn why 2019 is not the best time to invest.

ARMs more attractive as FRM rates rise [chart]
The 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rate rose in December 2018 to an average of 4.55%.

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Poll  real estate made reel — your weekly educational videos
 
 

 The Periodic Tenancy (3:32)

This video covers the use of a rental agreement to structure a periodic tenancy, defective leases and lease termination.

 
 
Form udpates  form updates this month
 

- Sale and Purchase Agreements: Forms 150, 150-1, 150-2, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 156-1, 157, 159, 161, 167, 171, 185 and 186

- Landlord and Tenant Forms: Forms 305, 305-1, 550, 550-2, 552, 552-1, 552-2, 552-3, 552-5 and 552-6

- Transaction Disclosure Sheet: Form 314

 

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

 

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