What is the REALTOR® Party?

The REALTOR® Party protects and promotes homeownership and private property rights with resources contributed through the REALTOR® Action Fund. We advocate REALTOR® Party values in the halls of government which makes critical decisions that impact your business. Your leadership team on REALTOR® Party Issues includes the Association Board of Directors, Local Government Relations Committee, Local Candidate Recommendation Committee, and Government Affairs Director.

What is the REALTOR® Action Fund?

RAF collects funds to protect private property rights, homeownership, and YOUR business. We helped save tax deductions that help homeowners save money. In the tax reform bill recently passed by Congress deductions for property taxes and mortgage interest were preserved. We have also successfully fought back against taxes on your commission and unnecessary fees on home buyers because of the efforts of our members. We need your continued support and contributions. Please contribute online now or on your annual dues.

Disclosures and Government Information Center

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LOCAL DISCLOSURES

View local disclosures required during the sale of real property within Santa Clara County.

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LOW FLOW DISCLOSURES

Many REALTORS® have asked about the state law requiring that Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures be installed in homes by 2017.

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Want to make your voice heard on a local issues? This list has direct contact information to your elected officials

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS AND HOUSING AGENCIES

View contact information for specific cities in Santa Clara County

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FIREPLACE REPLACEMENT AND WOOD SMOKE REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program was developed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to improve local air quality and reduce wintertime particulate matter pollution by helping Bay Area homeowners and landlords replace their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner options.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE REFERENCE GUIDE

This is a reference guide on local sign ordinances and how they impact your ability to market real property.

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LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARCEL TAX EXEMPTIONS

23 school districts have parcel tax exemption policies in Santa Clara County. Find out if you or your clients are eligible.

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LOCAL BUSINESS LICENSE TAXES AND FEES IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY

In Santa Clara County, all 15 cities require that a business register and pay a tax or a fee for engaging in business activity within that city. Learn what your regulatory and tax obligations are by reading this article.

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SAN JOSE 2017 BUSINESS LICENSE TAX CHANGES

Important changes have been made to the San José business tax , which was approved by San José voters on November 8, 2016 (Measure G). The approved changes took effect on July 1, 2017 and impact REALTORS, brokers, and rental property owners of single family homes and duplexes.