Entries by Spencer

The SCCAOR Minute 03.16.2017

Links from this SCCAOR Minute Click here to get your baseball tickets Click here for the Leadership Application Click here for Guy Berry’s Broker Tip

Apply now for 2018 Leadership Positions

Applications are now open for 2018 Leadership Positions! Becoming a SCCAOR Officer or member of the Board of Directors will allow you to: Have a direct impact on the direction of your Association. Network with the best in the industry. Help craft SCCAOR’s Strategic Plan for the future. The application period ends April 14th, so […]

HOA Sales: 6 Important Tips for Buyers

by Guy Berry When a buyer is looking at a single-family home, they usually focus on location, how it shows, property condition and price.  If a house meets these four criteria, they will make an offer. However, my experience is that when a buyer is looking for a condo or other HOA properties, they fail […]

Low Flow Disclosures

Many REALTORS® have asked about the new law requiring that Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures be installed in homes by 2017. First, some background on this issue: In 2009 SB 407 was introduced which would have required that residential and commercial properties be retrofitted at point-of-sale with low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets. At the time, C.A.R. argued […]

Demand Changes to San Jose’s “Just Cause” Ordinance!

For the past several months, the City of San Jose has been developing two ordinances that impact the rental housing industry: An Ellis Act Ordinance and a Tenant Protection Ordinance. Both of these would have a drastic impact on how you manage your property. The public comment period for the Tenant Protection Ordinance and the Ellis […]

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Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and VNARP Embark on Real Estate Trade Mission to Vietnam

Looking to tap into the growing international real estate market, members of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) will join the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP) on a ten-day trade mission to Vietnam starting on March 1st. Delegates representing both groups are aiming to foster mutual investment opportunities between real […]

Floods in San Jose: How SCCAOR Members Can Help

San Jose is experiencing unprecedented flooding along Coyote Creek. Over 14,000 residents have been evacuated and numerous residences and buildings have been damaged. This guide has information about how to safely evacuate, donate to relief efforts, and volunteer your time to helping those affected by the floods. Click here for the latest emergency information. Click […]

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting 02.10.2017

Senator Bob Wieckowski was the keynote speaker at the SCCAOR General Membership meeting on February 10th, 2017. The Senator spoke about several new laws and guidelines that are relevant to the real estate industry, and he answered several questions from the audience. The meeting also featured a NAR update from Dave Walsh, a CAR update […]

Santa Clara Impact Fees

The City of Santa Clara is considering adding additional fees to new construction of residential housing to pay for affordable housing projects. This will impact the ability of new housing to be built at prices affordable to the average family. The dream of homeownership is already difficult for many families to achieve and these new […]