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NPHS Bridge Closing Cost Assistance



  • $2,000 closing cost assistance grant helping borrowers "Bridge" the gap to home ownership
  • Fully forgiven grant with no repayment due
  • Must work with a Realtor® member of the High Desert Association of Realtors®
  • Can be used to purchase anywhere in the Inland Empire and East Los Angeles County


  • Borrower must be a first-time homebuyer
  • Maximum sales price of $417,000
  • Borrower must occupy the property as primary residence
  • Single-family detached homes, condominiums, and town homes are eligible
  • Borrower must complete 8 hours of HUD approved first-time homebuyer education
  • Family must not exceed 120% of the HCD Income Limits for San Bernardino and Riverside County

Funds are available on a first come, first served basis with fully executed purchase contract


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REALTOR® Action Fund

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One of the most important services organized real estate provides is representation in the halls of government. REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) raises money to advance the goals of our REALTOR® political action committees (PACs) at the local, state, and federal levels of government. RAF supports and/or opposes candidates for elected office who understand, or don't understand, REALTOR® Issues.

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Help Protect Your Livelihood

What is RAF Doing for You??

  • Costly and Time Consuming Point of Sale Bills!
  • Independent Contractor Withholding!
  • Costly Transfer Taxes on Real Estate Transactions!
  • Statewide Service Taxes!
  • Mortgage Interest Deduction!

 Your contribution is very important! You may donate any amount you wish, go to and under 'Personal Services' click on Contributions. You can choose to pay the recommended amount of $49. or you may 'modify' the amount to an amount you desire. 




On November 21, 2016 the California Supreme Court announced the long awaited decision in Horiike v. Coldwell Banker. Though there was grave concern the Court might use the opportunity to seriously impair California's dual agency law allowing brokers to represent both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, the decision was decided on the narrow issue of whether an associate agent working for the seller owes the same fiduciary duty to the buyer that a broker owes to both parties. The court held the associate agent owes the same fiduciary duty to the buyer as the broker owes to the buyer even though the associate agent is representing only the seller in the transaction.

This case arises from the sale of a property in Malibu, California. The property was originally listed by Chris Cortazzo, a salesperson in the Malibu West office of Coldwell Banker. As Cortazzo prepared to list the property, he obtained public record information from the tax assessor's office, which stated that the property's living area was 9,434 square feet, and a copy of the residence's building permit, which described a single-family residence of 9,224 square feet, a guest house of 746 square feet, a garage of 1,080 square feet, and a basement of unspecified area. When Cortazzo listed the property on the MLS in September 2006, however, the listing stated that the property "offers approximately 15,000 square feet of living areas." Cortazzo also prepared and distributed a flyer making the same representation about the property's square footage.

In early 2007, a couple working with another Coldwell Banker salesperson made an offer to purchase the property. By a handwritten note in the disclosures he prepared, Cortazzo informed the couple that Coldwell Banker did not "guarantee or warrant" the square footage of the residence, and he advised them "to hire a qualified specialist to verify the square footage." When the couple requested documentation of the square footage, Cortazzo gave them, through the salesperson, a letter from the architect of the residence stating that "[t]he size of the house, as defined by the current Malibu building department ordinance is approximately 15,000 square feet." In a cover note, however, Cortazzo again cautioned them that they should "hire a qualified specialist to verify the square footage." The couple requested an extension of time to inspect the property, which the trust refused to grant. In March, the couple canceled the transaction.

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New Interactive Map Search

The Interactive Map Search has been updated with additional Radius options, allowing MLS users to create a circle around a selected listing pin or location using the following increments:

1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile, 4 mile, 5 mile, 10 mile, and 20 mile


C.A.R. Member Benefits

2016 CAR Membership Benefits
 REALTORS - Have you been using your C.A.R. Member Benefits?


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