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C.A.R. Issues Red Alert on AB 71

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UPDATE: ASSEMBLY DOES NOT APPROVE AB 71 DUE TO REALTOR OPPOSITION!   

This is a brief update on AB 71 (Chiu), a bill C.A.R. has been OPPOSING that eliminates the mortgage interest deduction on second homes. C.A.R. opposes any attempt to limit or alter the mortgage interest deduction.

In advance of a possible floor vote in the Assembly, C.A.R. issued a series of Red Alerts, asking REALTORS® in targeted legislative districts to call their Assembly Member to urge them to vote “NO” on the bill. Others were asked to help spread the word on social media. And Key Contacts – our first-line volunteers who work day-in, day-out with legislators with whom them have a personal relationship – worked to educate the legislators and their staff about the MID and the need to preserve it.

It worked! In just two days, over 1,600 calls were placed, over 400 Tweets were posted using our hashtag #NoAB71, and countless others posted on Facebook. And, in many cases, Key Contacts were able to confirm their legislator’s opposition to the bill.

AB 71 has been eligible to be voted on by the entire Assembly since Wednesday and last night the Assembly adjourned until next week without taking action on the bill, presumably because the bill did not have the support necessary to pass it. This is thanks almost entirely to all of the REALTORS®-- the only large political organization opposing AB 71 -- who called their legislators and still more, including local association staff, who helped spread the word.

Because AB 71 has an “urgency” clause, it can still be voted on any time before the end of session in early September. And we will be asking some of you to reinforce your legislator’s opposition to the bill by sending emails or posting to social media. C.A.R. may issue another Red Alert if it becomes necessary.

Thank you to everyone who took action on this bill so quickly. It really does take an army – a REALTOR® army!

CDAR Indian Leased Land Recap

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For those that were unable to attend our March GMM with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Staff on residential transactions on Indian leased land, or were looking for information on what they discussed, both organizations were kind enough to provide their PowerPoint presentations from the meeting.

You can find the Bureau of Indian Affairs' PowerPoint here and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians PowerPoint here. If you have more detailed questions or are looking for more information, please visit the BIA’s website at bia.gov and the ACBCI’s website at aguacaliente.org.

We thank everyone that attended the meeting.

CDAR MLS Rules and Regulations

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The CDAR MLS Rules and Regulations have just been approved by the National Association of REALTORS®, and can be found here. The updated rules now include a breakdown of the MLS violations and the fine structure for these violations. We ask that you take a moment to review these updated rules for any and all changes and updates.

Days in MLS is currently live. The MLS will display Days In MLS (DIM) in place of Days On Market (DOM). This will allow listings to be properly tracked as to how many days a listing has been active within your MLS system.

  • DIM will accumulate daily for Active and Contingent Listings only.
  • DIM will not accumulate during these listing statuses: Hold, Pending, Withdrawn, Cancelled, Leased, Expired and Sold.
  • With each new listing number DIM will restart to show zero days.
  • Each listing will continue to display its original history which will allow you to manually calculate how many days total a listing has been on the market.

If you have any questions regarding the MLS rules and regulations, please feel free to contact the CDAR office at 760-346-5637 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at CDAR.