No Duty to Disclose Off-site Conditions

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016

A federal appellate court has considered whether a developer could be liable for failing to disclose to a buyer the presence of an unruly neighbor.


$150,000 Fine for Posting Copyrighted Photos

Published Thursday, March 17, 2016

$150,000 Fine for Posting Copyrighted Photos
In case you missed it: Digital copyright protections have been in place for years, but they're becoming more important in real estate because of increases in photo infringement. Violations can result in fines of up to $150,000. A summary of the process members can follow to protect themselves is a top story in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video. Other stories look at the direction of contract signings, a permanent prohibition on Internet access taxes, and the investment REALTOR® associations are making to participate in an international real estate conference. 


Real Estate Independent Contractor Lawsuit Settled in California

Published Monday, January 18, 2016


Real estate independent contractor lawsuit settled in California

Coldwell Banker will pay out $4.5 million in settlement; question of real estate agent status deferred for another case


Community Events

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS March 12-13: 2016 CANtastic Event

FHA Makes it Easier to get Condo Loans

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015
FHA is making it easier for buyers to get financing for condo purchases. First, it no longer considers second homes as investment properties that count against the 50-percent owner-occupancy limit. Second, homeowner associations can use a wider variety of insurance types to meet coverage requirements. And third, recertification of condo boards is made more»

September is REALTORŪ Safety Month

Published Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Call for Action

Published Friday, July 17, 2015
Members, Call for Action!!! Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act of 2015 which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls. It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress more»

GFAR has a new website!

Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Thank you for your support and patience as we launch our Brand New Website!

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