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Congress Addresses PACE Loans

The United States Congress is currently addressing issues arising out of PACE loans. These loans, created by the Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) program, allow homeowners to obtain financing to make improvements to their home to increase their homes’ energy efficiency. PACE
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New Forms Issued by California Association of Realtors

New Forms Issued by California Association of RealtorsOn June 1, 2017, the following forms new forms will be released by the California Association of Realtors:1. Bedbug Disclosure;2. Cancellation of Lease or Rent;3. Pre-Possession Notice to Tenant to Pay; and4. Water Submeter Addendum.These forms
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California Bureau of Real Estate v. The Department of Real Estate

California Bureau of Real Estate v. The Department of Real EstateWe have received numerous inquiries as to whether the Bureau of Real Estate is becoming The Department of Real Estate. There is a Senate bill currently pending before the California legislature, which would remove the Bureau of Real
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Reminder to Retain Emails and Texts of Substance in Transaction Files

Reminder to Retain Emails and Texts of Substance in Transaction FilesThe California Bureau of Real Estate document retention policies include retaining emails and texts of substance in transaction files. Recently, it has come to our attention that several brokers were not aware of this policy.
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Question and Answer Regarding Discriminatory Marketing Practices

Question and Answer Regarding Discriminatory Marketing PracticesQuestion: I am a listing agent and my seller wants to market the property as being “gay.” Is that advisable?Answer: No. Setting aside whether this is a good marketing strategy, such marketing is not recommended. Sexual
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