OFFSITE UPDATE-   The Association office building is closed, but we are still here for you by phone or email. We still receive our office emails and office calls to support your needs. At this time, our building will remain closed until further notice. We will update as things progress. Be safe and follow https://publichealthsbc.org/blog/ for more information and our Covid19 page below for daily and weekly updates.

SBAOR Daily Update



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Please note, to avoid information oversaturation, Daily Update has been condensed to 3x a week.


September 23, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

September 18, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

September 16, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

September 10, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

September 2, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

August 28, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

August 26, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

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August 19, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

August 12, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

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August 5, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

July 31, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

July 29, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

July 24, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

July 22, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

July 17, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

July 15, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 July 10, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

July 8, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

July 1, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

June 03, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

May 28, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Fannie, Freddie Launch Resources on COVID-19 Relief Options
  • Tuesday's Tips: COVIDS Impact on Tenants and Landlords Video Replay
  • SBAOR Membership Survey
  • C.A.R. Releases New Issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap Newsletter
  • Disposable Masks and Gloves Store List
  • Showing Properties During Stage 2 Reopening Video
  • How to Replace SentriLock Batteries
  • How to Navigate the Virtual Space
  • Paycheck Protection Program Help
  • Latest Information from C.A.R 
  • How Your Response to COVID-19 Can Attract Clients

 

May 22, 2020 COVID-19 News & Information

 

May 20, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • Open Houses and Tours Remain Disabled in Flexmls
  • AB1905 Removed from Agenda
  • C.A.R. releases step-by-step guides for the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
  • ‘That’s Who We R,’ Other NAR Initiatives Earn Top Awards
  • All DRE Real Estate Exams Canceled through May 31
  • C.A.R. releases new issue of Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

  • Zip Tips
  • CAR Covid19 Hotline
  • FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums
  • Residential Real Estate Now Essential Service 
  • CARES Act: SBA Loan Resources
  • Upcoming C.A.R. COVID-19 Webinars

 

March 27, 2020 Friday Update

  • Congress Passes 2 Trillion Stimulus Plan
  • Tools for COVID-19
  • What the $2T Stimulus Package Means for You

 

Updated Moratorium Information

MLS Response to COVID-19

 

March 26, 2020 Thursday Update

  • Senate Passes $2 Trillion Aid Package
  • Property Tax & Income Tax Payments
  • Coronavirus Links

 

March 25, 2020 Wednesday Update

  • Virtual Open Houses & Tour of Homes Now Available
  • How C.A.R. is actively focused on helping members:
  • Coronavirus Links

 

March 24, 2020 Tuesday Update

  • NAR Coronavirus Advocacy FAQ
  • C.A.R. California Coronavirus Newsletter
  • FHFA, Fannie & Freddie Allow for Appraisal Alternatives
  • FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties
  • Coronavirus Links 

 

March 20, 2020 SBAOR Friday Update

  • Open Houses Disabled in Flexmls
    • Letter from SBAOR President Staci Caplan
  • Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order
  • SBA Offering Small Business Loans
  • NAR Working on Relief
  • Coronavirus links

 

March 19, 2020

CAR  website for Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

  • Coronavirus Updates
  • Overview
  • Coronavirus Weekly Recap
  • Your Transactions
  • Meetings & Events
  • FAQs
  • Talking Points
  • Best Practices
  • For the Media
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Webinars

 

March 18, 2020 

  • COVID-19 Guide for Open Houses and Showings- Joel Singer California Association of Realtors®
    • "At C.A.R., we are trying to keep REALTORS informed about how COVID-19 impacts you and your clients. Our biggest priority is making sure you are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Know that the decision to host an open house remains at the discretion of you and your seller. In addition, local government and health authorities may alter what is permissible in a given area at a given time."
  • THE CITY OF GOLETA MORATORIUM, CALIFORNIA CONFIRMING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY WITH ATTENDANT ORDERS
  • Message from NAR President Vince Malta

 

March 17, 2020

  • C.A.R. just released NEW Coronavirus Addendum
    • We know many of you are in the middle of, or about to enter into transactions that may be affected by the coronavirus situation. In response to this unprecedented crisis, we are pleased to inform you that C.A.R. has just released a new form called the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment (Form CVA). It will be in zipForm® tomorrow but in the meantime you can download it here and use it in your transactions. The form provides that when circumstances related to the coronavirus are affecting the closing date, the Buyer and Seller agree to extend escrow for a default of 30 days. There is also an optional clause where the buyer and seller can mutually agree to cancel the Agreement and an additional optional clause where the buyer or seller can cancel even after removing the loan contingency if inability to fund is caused by Covid-19 related loss of income.
      This form can be used either as an amendment to a contract that is already in place or as an addendum to a contract that has not yet been formed.

    • (View additional webinars, video libraries, publications and podcasts by following this link: https://www.car.org/knowledge/multimedialibrary)

 

March 16, 2020

  • A  Message from SBAOR President Staci Caplan
  • Economic and Market Update; Market Minute - Jordan Levine California Association of Realtors® (Allow a moment for file to load;)
    • Good Afternoon,

       The markets continue to face significant turbulence and forecasts have been downgraded across the board as shelter in place rules have sprung up across the state. The updated outlook is for ongoing difficulties in the economy to continue through the second quarter and into the third quarter—particularly in light of the weak retail sales figures released today since consumption has accounted for virtually all of our economic growth of late. That being said, the backward-looking indicators released recently shows that the economy was still in relatively decent shape as the outbreak began to ramp up in earnest. Hang in there and let us know how C.A.R. can help!

  • NAR -A Guide for Realtors®-In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTOR® associations respond to the coronavirus's impact on the real estate industry. (Sent out in SBAOR newsletter)

 

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