Broker Meeting Materials

Two New Laws

Sales Disclosure Chart

Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures

Ten Hot Issues and Legal Trends


 2016 Legal Q & As (login required)


Center for Real Estate Reports

Data-Sharing Dilemmas Ownership of Real Estate’s Future
Big Data Executive Report
Perspectives on the Health of the U.S. Economy


Standard Forms Revisions and New Forms:

 


New Laws:

http://www.car.org/legal/recent-news-laws/2016laws/


Use of Drones

Get the latest information on the use of drone photography!

Drone FAQs

The FAA has approved waivers for several companies using UAVs for different purposes. This list is a non-exhaustive roster of companies who have waivers and who have identified real estate purposes in their applications. Appearance on this list does not constitute an endorsement of the company by NAR. More information can be found on www.faa.gov/uas.

Click here for the list from the FAA of Authorizations Granted Via Section 333 Exemptions


Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

Anyone who purchases a property owing TOT and has not received a TOT tax clearance assumes liability for any uncollected tax.

Buyers can request information on a property with a request form.

7283.5. (a) (1) A purchaser, transferee, or other person or entity attempting to obtain ownership of a property, the owner of which is required to collect the tax imposed pursuant to this chapter, may request the city, county, or city and county in which that property is located to issue a tax clearance certificate under this section.

TOT Clearance Request (Word)

TOT Clearance Request (.pdf)

 


RESPA-TILA Resources

N.A.R. Resources

Consumer Federation Bureau Resources


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