Monthly Membership Breakfast, Dates To Remember, Education Links, and Latest News!!

  All Realtors with clients who have purchased investment properties here and those operating short term rental agencies will be interested in knowing how the County proposes to “police” the short term rentals.  There is a Planning commission hearing for Short Term Rental Ordinance approval on

Thursday, March 23rd at 9:00 A.M.
Land Use Services
County Government Center
385 N. Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Below is the address to view the Planning Commission Agenda regarding Short Term rentals:

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/Planning/PlanningCommission/Agenda.aspx

Monthly Membership Breakfast

Welcome Members and Affiliates to our Monthly Membership Breakfast!! We are excited to announce The Lake Arrowhead Resort will be our location for this year’s breakfast. Please join us at 9:00 AM, the second Wednesday of every month, for some good food, updates on our communities, speakers, etc. We will have something new every month, including a raffle and very cool prizes!! We look forward to seeing you all there!!

*UPDATE

We have a guest speaker from the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board coming to educate at next month’s breakfast! She will be speaking about fair housing and landlord/ tenant presentation. It should be very interesting, so don’t forget to join us!!

 

 Dates To Remember For
For March 2017

Board Of Directors Meeting  

Wednesday March 29 @ 9:00 AM

                                                                                              

For any REALTORS needing to renew their licenses, C.A.R  is offering 45 hours of free continuing education courses. To get started, click on the link provided today! http://www.car.org/education/licenserenewal/  C.A.R. is also offering many webinar courses to fit your busy schedule. To see what is available, click on the link provided to get started! http://www.car.org/education/calendar/

Just A Reminder, in 6 to 8 weeks we will changing our MLS system. 

     

C.A.R. 2017 WINTER MEETING REPORT

February 9, 2017

C.A.R. Director Tonja Graff

C.A.R. 2017 WINTER MEETING REPORT

The California Association of Realtors Board of Directors has approved the Central California Realtors Commercial Overlay Board that will affect the following associations: Central Valley, Humboldt, Lake County, Mariposa County, North Bay, Sacramento, Sierra, North Valley, Siskiyou, Sutter-Yuba

Regarding Taxation and Government Finance

C.A.R. will sponser legislation to update the current PTF notice to also inform home buyers of FHA and FHFA regulations relating to PFT’s and how those regulations may impair the ability to obtain financing.

Transaction and Regulatory

C.A.R. will sponsor legislation to require a three month waiting period for those exam applicants who have failed the real estate exam two times.

C.A.R. will in conjunction with N.A.R. support excluding Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) reverse mortgage loans when determining the statutory-minimum capitol reserves of the Mutual Mortgage Ins. Fund.

Home Ownership Housing

C.A.R. will support AB 30 which authorizes local governments to create overlay districts authorizing by-right infill development.

Housing Affordability Fund

The C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund will allocate an additional $500,000 towards a statewide Home Owners Association first time home buyer program, which would grant either $2,500 or 6 months of HOA dues. Whichever is less to consumers that would qualify under the program requirements and restrictions. Applicants would apply after the close of escrow.

Realtor Action Fund 

The Realtor Action Fund Committee passed a motion to revise their mission statement. Also the RAF objectives for 2017 are that each association reach 19% RAF Voluntary Participation and that RAF raise $2.8 million dollars.

MLS Policy

That, upon final approval by N.A.R., the C.A.R. Model MLS Rules Section 12.7 will be revised to better clarify the categories of sold information which are allowed t be displayed in promotional mailers, including maintain the existing standars thaty MLS photos of sold listings are not allowed, and that staff make any necessary related additional corrective or correlating changes to the model MLS rules and Model Citation policy.

 

Respectfully,

Tonja Graff

Association President

Call to Action!

NAR CFA: Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers

Key Talking Points

H.R. 3700 was passed by the U.S. House 427-0. Despite passing with NO OBJECTIONS, the U.S. Senate has not acted on H.R. 3700.

This legislation provides significant benefits to taxpayers, homebuyers and the real estate market by:

Removing a burdensome and expensive FHA Condo approval process
Reducing FHA restrictions on the number of condos available to homebuyers
Permanently streamlining Rural Housing Service loan processing

More Information on NAR’s efforts to pass H.R. 3700:

– Letter Urging the Senate to Pass H.R. 3700
– NAR testified last year in support of H.R. 3700 before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

– House Passage Press Release

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