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Compassion? Are You Out There?

Over the last weekend of May 2020, about 3 hours before Southern California was filled with the various pockets of peaceful protests that unfortunately were tarnished by the violent rioters, I saw a small sign in Granada Hills. Compassion is stronger. Only three words that presented a powerful and significant message. Turmoil, fear, and uncertainty […]

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California Evictions in a COVID-19 World

As the COVID-19 crisis began in California, concern grew among lawmakers of potential widespread evictions due to the potential economic ramifications created by the virus. State and local governments were directing individuals to stay at home and encouraged social distancing.  These state and local directives would necessarily impact businesses that relied on people to congregate […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR’S “CORONAVIRUS ADDENDUM OR AMENDMENT” AND “NOTICE OF UNFORESEEN CORONAVIRUS CIRCUMSTANCES”

With the beginning of another week living “Safer at Home”, the California Association of Realtors (“CAR”) released the “Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment” (CVA). This is an update to the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment released last week.  CAR also released a companion document entitled “Notice of Unforeseen Coronavirus Circumstances” (“NUCC”). Recently, we discussed the CVA and addressed its […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR’S “CORONAVIRUS ADDENDUM”

Over the course of the last two weeks, our lives have drastically changed. The emergence of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty in the economy not seen in years.  It was inevitable that this uncertainty would present itself in the real estate industry.  Like most brokerages, we have seen our share of listings canceled, […]