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Week of April 1, 2019

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How 2018 tax changes impact California homeowners
As tax season comes to a peak, homeowners are starting to feel the 2018 changes.

Legislative Gossip
Stay on top of the latest bills, including a principal residence profit exclusion increase for first-time homeowners.

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Cooling interest rates to help refinancing recover in 2019; Monthly Statistical Update (April 2019)
FRM rates fall from their 2018 upturn, making ARMs less attractive.

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Poll  Vote on it
 

Do you discuss arbitration with your clients before they enter into a formal agreement calling for them to consider initialing an arbitration provision?

What percentage of your real estate clients do NOT initial the arbitration provision found in CAR-type purchase agreements?

 

Recent Case Decision: Ditzian v. Unger
May a property owner obtain a private easement for a pathway on a neighbor’s property that the owner has used for more than five years?

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California home sales volume lays low
24,200 new and resale home transactions closed escrow in California during January 2019.

Santa Clara County regional housing indicators
Annual home sales volume remains level-to-down since 2012.

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Bankruptcy’s tie to homeownership
California bankruptcies are down 74% from their 2010 peak.

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Today’s homebuyers are wealthier than their new neighbors by necessity
New homebuyers subsidize their neighbors' property tax bills under Prop 13.

Poll  real estate made reel — your weekly educational videos
 
 

 Right to a Fee (1:38)

This video covers an agent’s right to a fee under the written employment agreement with their broker, not under the separate listing agreement with the client.

 
 
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