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SBAOR Weekly Newsletter



 2020

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May 19, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • All DRE Real Estate Exams Canceled through May 31
  • C.A.R. releases new issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter
  • SBA, Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
  • YPN gets REAL
  • Red Alert! C.A.R. OPPOSING Bill to Attack Mortgage Interest Deduction and Raise Taxes
  • C.A.R. Opposing Bill that Would Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction on Primary Residences and Eliminate Mortgage Interest Deduction on Second Homes

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  05/18/20-05/22/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • YPN Gets Real
  • Fire Safe Home
  • C.A.R. Webinars
  • PPP Loan Apps
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • RPR Webinar
  • Tip of the Week

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • RPR Webinar
  • May Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

May 15, 2020 Friday Update

  • YPN gets REAL
  • C.A.R. Releases New Form to Help Members Comply with New Industry Guidance on Showing Properties
  • As states reopen, homebuyers rush back out, but sellers are staying on the sidelines​​​​
  • Mortgage bailout swells to 4.1 million borrowers
  • Fannie, Freddie announce mortgage deferral program for homeowners impacted by COVID-19
  • Red Alert! C.A.R. OPPOSING Bill to Attack Mortgage Interest Deduction and Raise Taxes

 

May 14, 2020 Thursday Update

  • New Guidance on PPP Loan Safe Harbor
  • GSEs Offer Another Way for Homeowners in Forbearance to Repay
  • C.A.R. Releases PUA Certification Guide
  • C.A.R. Advises Members to Contact EDD for PUA Delays
  • Update on Coronavirus Market Impacts
  • New Step-by-Step PUA Application Videos Now Available
  • Red Alert! C.A.R. OPPOSING Bill to Attack Mortgage Interest Deduction and Raise Taxes
  • Tuesday's Tips Updates from the City Seminar Presentation

 

May 13, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • Red Alert! C.A.R. OPPOSING Bill to Attack Mortgage Interest Deduction and Raise Taxes
  • Tuesday's Tips Updates from the City Seminar Presentation
  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS
  • Good Neighbor Awards - REALTORS® Continue to Serve
  • Governor Newsom Releases Updated Industry Guidance

 

May 12, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS
  • Good Neighbor Awards - REALTORS® Continue to Serve
  • The Economy & Your Finances: Job losses continue to soar
  • C.A.R. releases new issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter
  • Governor Newsom Releases Updated Industry Guidance

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  05/11/20-05/15/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Breakfast at Home
  • Land Development Survey
  • C.A.R. Webinars
  • Economic Update
  • April Statistics 
  • April Top Producer Report
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • RPR Webinar
  • Tip of the Week

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • May Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2020 Friday Update

  • CA Dept. of Health issues industry guidance for real estate
  • Attend the NAR Legislative Meetings from your home! 
  • How Offices Are Preparing for Workers' Return
  • Step-by-step guidance for certification and other post-application information
  • Update: SBA PPP Loan Program Safe Harbor Extended

 

May 7, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Step-by-step guidance for certification and other post-application information
  • What Property Managers Can Do If Tenants Can’t Pay
  • As Forbearance Confusion Persists, Help Set Owners Straight
  • Update: SBA PPP Loan Program Safe Harbor Extended

 

May 6, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • Update: SBA PPP Loan Program Safe Harbor Extended
  • Our Resiliency Will Pull Us Through
  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®
  • Hi California Consumer AD Campaign Video
  • 2020 REALTORS Legislative Meetings 
  • C.A.R. releases new issue of California Coronavirus Weekly Recap Newsletter

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  05/04/20-05/08/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Update from NAR CEO
  • Joint Statement PPP
  • Support our Friends
  • Virtual Open House/Tours
  • Financial Relief Options
  • SBA Press Release Round 2
  • PUA & You Video
  • Step-by-Step PUA App
  • How to Secure Your Business
  • NAR & CAR News
  • May Calendar
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • Tip of the Week

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • Golf Tournament Postponed
  • RPR Webinar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2020 Friday Update

  • PUA & YOU: The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Guide for REALTORS®
  • Statewide and Regional Market Updates
  • REALTOR Resiliency Report
  • Housing Matters Podcast
  • Instructions for Completing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applications
  • How to Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 30, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Step-by-step instructions for Completing PUA applications
  • PUA Application Webinars 
  • FHFA: No Lump Sum Required at End of Forbearance
  • C.A.R. Update on Coronavirus Market Impacts
  • SBA Loans & Financial Relief Programs Video 
  • The CARES Act: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits Flowchart
  • Brochure for At-Risk Homeowners
  • Instructions for Completing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applications
  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®
  • The seventh issue of the California Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter
  • How to Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act
  • NAR Reveals Professional Development Directory for Members
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 29, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • SBA Loans & Financial Relief Programs Video 
  • NAR - The MLS Hour: COVID-19 Guidance
  • Is Now the Time to Boost your Social Media Ads?
  • The CARES Act: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits Flowchart
  • Brochure for At-Risk Homeowners
  • Instructions for Completing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applications
  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®
  • The seventh issue of the California Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter
  • How to Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act
  • NAR Reveals Professional Development Directory for Members
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  04/27/20-05/01/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Clear Cooperation Policy
  • PPP vs. EIDL
  • Making Photos Private
  • Let Congress Know
  • How to Secure Your Business
  • Tuesdays Tips
  • Vote NO on AB828
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • Tip of the Week

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • Golf Tournament Postponed
  • RPR Webinar
  • April Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2020 Friday Update

  • Congress Clears Coronavirus Relief Bill
  • Fraud Alert: Unsolicited Calls Not From NAR
  • Tuesday's Tips; SBA Loans April 28th
  • How to Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act
  • NAR Reveals Professional Development Directory for Members
  • C.A.R. Releases Three New & Four Updated Forms
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 23, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Congress Clears Coronavirus Relief Bill
  • Quick Guidance for REALTORS® on the PPP and EIDL
  • Fraud Alert: Unsolicited Calls Not From NAR
  • Tuesday's Tips: SBA Loans; Tuesday, April 28th
  • How to Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act
  • NAR Reveals Professional Development Directory for Members
  • C.A.R. Releases Three New & Four Updated Forms
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 22, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • NAR Breaking News: Senate Passes Deal to Replenish Coronavirus Relief Funding
  • COVID-19 Prompts Rethinking of Coworking Spaces
  • NAR Treasurer John Flor shares three tips you can apply to your business strategy right away.
  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® 
  • C.A.R. Releases Three New & Four Updated Forms
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 21, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • A Note from Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® 
  • C.A.R. releases new issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter
  • NAR Funds Telemedicine for Members in Need
  • C.A.R. Releases Three New & Four Updated Forms
  • Right Tools Right Now- Free or Discounted Education Opportunities
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  04/20/20-04/24/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Tuesday's Tips Webinar
  • Updated Forms
  • IRS Stimulus Portal
  • SBA Loan Updates
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • RPR Webinar
  • Tip of the Week

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • Golf Tournament Postponed
  • April Calendar

 

 

 

April 17, 2020 Friday Update

  • C.A.R. Releases Three New & Four Updated Forms
  • Right Tools Right Now
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Virtual Conference Sessions Schedule is Live!
  • Preview the Virtual Governance Meetings Schedule
  • View the Affiliate Meetings
  • Important SBA Loan Updates
  • EIDL Changes
  • PPP Changes
  • RS Launches Stimulus Check Tracking Portal: “Get My Payment”
  • NAR Calls for Servicing Relief as Banks Tighten Mortgages
  • NAR Quick Reference Guide on Health Insurance Coverage Now Available
  • Members TeleHealth Deadline Extended: End of May
  • Help Share Right Tools, Right Now Benefits for NAR Members 
  • Podcast: REALTORS® Make A Stand On Capitol Hill – an Interview with Shannon McGahn
  • Two More Weeks Until Pandemic Unemployment Insurance 
  • Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
  • Zipforms Free Webinar Calendar
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

April 16, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Important SBA Loan Updates
  • EIDL Changes
  • PPP Changes
  • IRS Launches Stimulus Check Tracking Portal: “Get My Payment”
  • NAR Calls for Servicing Relief as Banks Tighten Mortgages
  • NAR Quick Reference Guide on Health Insurance Coverage Now Available
  • Members TeleHealth Deadline Extended: End of May
  • Help Share Right Tools, Right Now Benefits for NAR Members 
  • Podcast: REALTORS® Make A Stand On Capitol Hill – an Interview with Shannon McGahn
  • Two More Weeks Until Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
  • Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
  • Zipform Free Webinar Calendar & C.A.R. Education
  • Upcoming Webinars & Meetings
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

April 15, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • Reminder: SBAOR staff are still here for you
  • COVID-19 Impacts on Local Tourism, Hospitality and Business Lending
  • Two More Weeks Until Pandemic Unemployment Insurance 
  • Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
  • Zipform Free Webinar Calendar & C.A.R. Education
  • Upcoming Webinars & Meetings
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

April 14, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • SRES 2-Day Training
  • Upcoming Webinars/Meetings
  • CAR delaying release of the new Purchase Contract
  • UC Santa Barbara Forecast Project-COVID19 Impacts on Local Tourism, Hospitality, and Business Lending
  • WATCH: C.A.R.'s CEO Joel Singer sat down with ABC7 to discuss how REALTORS® are safely taking business online and what COVID-19 means for the housing market.
  • Traditional lenders haven’t updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications to include independent contractors yet; still no application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  04/13/20-04/17/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Golf Tournament Postponed
  • No Freeze on DOM
  • MLS Clear Cooperation
  • Virtual Open Houses
  • March Statistics
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • RPR Webinar
  • April Calendar
  • Tip of the Week

 

 

MLS Clear Cooperation Policy Requirement

SBMLS Days on Market Update

 

April 10, 2020 Friday Update

  • Happy Easter from the SBAOR!
  • NAR COVID-19 Text Updates
  • Mabel Guzman: A Strategy for Virtual Showings During COVID-19
  • IRS Delivers Relief on 1031 Like Exchanges
  • SentriLock COVID-19 Response
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 9, 2020 Thursday Update 

  • As Forbearance Requests Rise, NAR Dispels Myths
  • Loan Modification and Foreclosure Scams
  • NAR Leadership Videos
  • California Bans All Evictions, regardless of relation to pandemic
  • Goleta Passes Measures to Increase Eviction Penalties
  • Schedule a Virtual Open House & Tour of Homes in Flexmls
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 8, 2020 Wednesday Update 

  • California Bans All Evictions, regardless of relation to pandemic
  • Goleta Passes Measures to Increase Eviction Penalties
  • Schedule a Virtual Open House & Tour of Homes in Flexmls
  • Housing/Real Estate Market
  • Macro Economy
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Protect Yourself from SBA Loan Scams
  • SBAOR Breakfast at Home Meeting
  • C.A.R. releases two new forms for owners of rental properties
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 7, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • SBAOR Breakfast at Home Meeting
  • C.A.R. releases fourth issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap Newsletter
  • C.A.R. releases two new forms for owners of rental properties
  • NAR Offers Members TeleHealth to REALTOR at No Cost
  • RPR Offerings during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  04/06/20-04/10/20

         LATEST NEWS

  • Upcoming NAR Webinars
  • COVID-19 Finance FAQ
  • 2021 Committee App Process
  • NAR 501c6 Relief Letter
  • 2020 Census
  • Podcast: Leading in a Crisis
  • NAR & CAR News
  • Affiliate Spotlight
  • RPR Webinar
  • April Calendar
  • Tip of the Week
  • Top Producer Report

     NEWS WORTH REVISITING

  • Tuesday's Tips: ZIPFORMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3, 2020 Friday Update

  • California Real Estate Commissioner Appointed
  • NAR Releases Unemployment Assistance CARES Act FAQ
  • NAR Announces Two Free Months of Member Access to TeleHealth
  • NAR Launches Fair Housing Month at Home
  • COVID-19 Quick Links

 

April 2, 2020 Thursday Update

  • NAR's FAQ on SBA Loan Programs
  • Penalty Cancellations Considered Due to COVID-19
  • Commercial Strategies to Combat COVID-19 Spread

 

April 1, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • New Forms and Guidelines for Real Estate Best Practices under COVID-19
  • Moratorium on Evictions
  • Virtual Open Houses & Tours of Homes
  • What is Essential? Letter from SBAOR President Staci Caplan
  • RateMyAgent Free Virtual Trainings
  • COVID-19 Quick Links 

 

March 31, 2020 Tuesday Update

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