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AAR Annual Awards - Recognize a Fellow AAR Member!: It's that time of year again. Time to nominate deserving AAR REALTORS® and Affiliate members for recognition and annual awards. The AAR introduced 2 new annual awards in addition to the REALTOR® and Affiliate of the Year Awards - the Rising Star Award and Volunteer of the Year Award. Please complete and submit these brief nomination forms to the Association Office by Friday, November 17, 2017.

Rising Star Award - Download Nomination Form

Volunteer of the Year Award - Download Nomination Form

REALTOR® of the Year Award - Download Nomination Form

Affiliate of the Year Award - Download Nomination Form

Community Service Award - Download Nomination Form


City of Arcadia - Highlands Home Owners’ Association: If you have purchased a home in a Home Owner Association Area (HOA), there are five HOA’s in the City of Arcadia created by City Council Resolution. Please view this WELCOME LETTER that the Highlands Home Owners’ Association is distributing to new neighbors and owners in the Highlands. This letter is helping agents, brokers, and others who may be showing homes in the Highlands or directing buyers to the Highlands. These HOAs are non-profit organizations whose membership consists of homeowners within the boundaries of each association. The associations provide the homeowner the opportunity to be an active participant in the development of the neighborhood.

For more information, please visit arcadiahighlandshoa.org


Unoccupied Residence Registration Ordinance Adopted: In another effort to keep our valued members informed on important items that may affect your business, please be aware of the following.

The Arcadia City Council adopted an Unoccupied Residence Registration Ordinance which is now in effect as of Friday, May 5, 2017. The Ordinance establishes regulations and registration requirements for unoccupied residences in the City of Arcadia.

The purpose of the registry is to protect neighborhoods from the adverse effects of unoccupied residences that are not adequately maintained and to be able to directly communicate with property owners or their designated agents when issues at their properties occur. The registry will provide the City with a reliable contact when issues such as property maintenance or health and safety matters arise at the residence.

An unoccupied residence is a property that has not been occupied for at least 30 days. Houses that are actively under construction, are in escrow to be sold or transferred, or are being actively marketed by an identified listing agent, will not be considered unoccupied.

As part of the registration requirement, the property owner will be required to register his/her contact information and at least two (2) other authorized agents, with one contact designated as being available on a 24-hour basis. The 24-hour contact must be local and able to respond to problems at the property within one (1) hour of receiving a telephone notice. In lieu of the two (2) authorized agents, the property owner may enlist a property management company that is located within 20 miles of the City and that can respond within one (1) hour and on a 24-hour basis.

There is no fee to register an unoccupied residence. Property owners will be able to register at Arcadia City Hall, or online at www.ArcadiaCA.gov.

For more information, please contact the Development Services Department at (626) 574-5432 or DSDCodeServices@ArcadiaCA.gov


CAR’s Finance Helpline: The CAR® Finance Helpline is a FREE C.A.R. member benefit, providing both answers and assistance with moving your stalled real estate transactions forward. The Finance Helpline provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, deeds in lieu, and other financing questions or issues. The C.A.R. Finance Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at (213) 739-8383 or email to financehelpline@car.org. (You must be a C.A.R. member to use this service.)


45 is Sweeter than 12!: When it comes to FREE CE credits, we believe more is better. Beginning this month, as part of your 2017 member benefits, C.A.R. now provides you with a FREE 45-hour online license renewal package. Gone are the days of worrying whether you’ve met all the obligatory requirements. Each 45-hour package contains online courses, including all of the mandatory subjects approved by the CalBRE and C.A.R. Education.
Choose from 1 of 4 course packages to fit your license renewal needs:
1. First Time Salesperson
2. First Time Broker
3. Subsequent Renewal Salesperson and Broker
4. Spanish Language
Start the year off right with these free CE credits by visiting 45free.ca.org. Want to check out your membership’s other great benefits? Visit the redesigned car.org.





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