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The California Association of REALTORS® has been experiencing some technical difficulties with their site, which has also been impeding access to zipForm for members. C.A.R. has put up a temporary fix website that you can access to gain access directly to zipForm.

Please go to the following website to gain access to zipForm. There is currently no timetable for the car.org website to be up and running, so in the meantime please visit that link so that you can gain access to zipForm directly. Members who use the zipForm Plus Broker and Team Editions should not be affected by the issue. If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding any questions or concerns. We thank you for your understanding.

Update Regarding SB 231

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C.A.R.-Opposed Bill Allowing Local Governments to Impose Homeowner Fees without a Vote Passes Assembly!

The Assembly passed SB 231 on August 31st with the bare minimum of votes necessary. C.A.R. OPPOSES SB 231 because it allows local governments to impose new taxes on homeowners for stormwater treatment infrastructure without the legally required public vote. C.A.R. had issued a Red Alert on this bill and thousands of REALTORS® from across the state called their legislators to help oppose the bill.

Thank you to all the REALTORS® who contacted their legislators in opposition to the bill. While disappointing, it was gratifying that so many members took action in support of homeownership.

Please contact Rian Barrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

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.