Entries by Spencer

Khamis: How Does Prop 19 Affect Local Homeowners?

By Johnny Khamis While we are still battling a housing crisis in the bay area one new tool can help free up family units onto the market soon. Prop 19 passed by the voters in November 2020 allows seniors, disaster victims and the severely disabled to transfer their property tax base statewide. Now that it […]

SCCAOR Promotes Jenny Dodgson to Accounting Systems Manager

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenny Dodgson to Accounting Systems Manager. “I am excited to take on this new role,” said Dodgson. “I look forward to continuing to keep SCCAOR’s accounting department running smoothly while also taking on some new and exciting responsibilities.” In her new […]

SCCAOR Promotes Jordan Nunes to Government Affairs Associate

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan Nunes as Government Affairs Associate. “I am excited to take on this new role,” said Nunes. “I look forward to continuing our advocacy efforts, engaging with local governments, representing our members, and championing REALTOR® Party values.” In his new role, […]

SCCAOR Stands in Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes

  Here at SCCAOR we are profoundly shocked and saddened by the rise in racism and attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. These horrific acts of violence continue to threaten our neighbors, our community, and those around our nation. The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® strives to create an inclusive […]

Khamis: Homeownership is equity

By Johnny Khamis My family immigrated to the United States in 1976 seeking the American Dream. Like many families before and after us, a major component of that dream was to become a homeowner. My parents worked hard and slowly built up their savings—my Mom worked as the Avon Lady and as a hairstylist at […]

Khamis: Overregulation Forcing Mom-and-Pop Housing Providers to Give Up

By Johnny Khamis Covid has not only had devastating effects on our health, but it has also wreaked havoc on our economy. Our favorite restaurants and retailers are going out of business and taking their jobs and tax revenues with them. Unfortunately, we know that lost jobs lead to other issues like the inability of […]

SB 91: What Housing Providers Need to do to Comply

In order to preserve their rights to seek damages and pursue unlawful detainer lawsuits against non-paying tenants after the expiration of the eviction moratorium on June 30, 2021, and their rights to apply for missed rent assistance, landlords must follow these procedures: No later than February 28, 2021: Provide tenants who missed rent payments between April 1, 2020 through […]

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting Recap

The SCCAOR General Membership Meeting was held on Thursday, February 18, 2021. It featured guest speakers Tommy Choi and Kristian Hoysradt from the National Association of ​REALTORS®. We also heard state updates from Sean Bellach,  Government Affairs Field Representative from the California Association of REALTORS®. Mark Messimer from MLSListings, Inc., gave an industry update and […]