scales-gavelNew Laws Affecting Real Estate

Each year, new laws pass that may directly or indirectly affect the Commercial Real Estate industry. REALTOR® and Affiliate Members should try to familiarize themselves with these laws as they develop their 2017 MLS search for Cape Coral homes. Below are two links that list some of these laws, one focusing on real estate and the other on changes for the entire state. From landlord bed bug disclosure to increasing the maximum fee charged by a notary public for proof of deed, there are many new changes you will want to familiarize yourself with. Luckily, C.A.R. compiled all these laws into one helpful document. Document Download

New Laws Affecting Californians

You better put away or dock that smartphone before you start driving. Beginning 1/1/17, you cannot hold your smartphone while behind the wheel. On the other hand, you can now legally take a selfie with your filled–out ballot and post it wherever you like … but certainly not while driving. These and more 2017 laws affecting California were summarized by the Sacramento Bee. Read More »