The U.S. Senate Passes H.R. 3700! Thank You For Your Support!
The National Association of REALTORS just announced that the United States Senate has passed H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," by unanimous consent! H.R. 3700 was designed to include reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condo financing. The bill originally passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 427-0, and after being passed by the Senate is now awaiting signature from the President. Thank you to our members that answered this Call For Action! With your support, it was a rousing success! Keep up to date with CDAR for more information about Calls for Action just like this one, and thank you for your continued support!
The Ethics Countdown
REALTORS® are required to take a refresher course on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics every four years. Meeting this membership requirement is easier than ever and, in many states, the training can be counted as three credit hours of continuing education. NAR's new online Code of Ethics training course ($29.95) offers a highly engaging, interactive experience. Through your membership with CDAR, as a C.A.R. member you can use the free 12 CE hours offered by the California Association of REALTORS®. To access the free 12 CE Hours, click here now.
An enhanced and free non-CE course will be available later this year. This version includes customized electives to create training based on your interests. It also offers specialized content available for commercial, appraisal, and residential practitioners.
If you haven't taken Code of Ethics training since 2012, you'll need to do so this year. The deadline for the current training cycle is December 31, 2016. Training must include at least 2.5 hours of instruction.
Additional enhancements to NAR's online ethics training offerings are on the way. Stay up to date here.