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July 30, 2015
NAR's consumer-facing site HouseLogic has a list of “10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know” to help keep homes safe when owners aren't there.
July 28, 2015
Panelists in a recent discussion convened by the California Association of REALTORS®’ Center for California Real Estate: (left to right) David Charron, Joel Singer, Robert Bailey, Ann Bailey, and Dale Ross.
Glean insights on the need for further MLS consolidation from “Data-Sharing Dilemmas: Ownership of Real Estate’s Future" report.
July 24, 2015
On Thursday, July 23, NAR participated in the House Unmanned Systems Caucus panel discussion, "Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems."
July 24, 2015
On July 21, 2015, NAR along with 8 banking and housing trade groups urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (g-fees) from being used as a source of funding for the extension of transportation programs.
July 24, 2015
On July 23, NAR filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office in its Notice of Inquiry regarding visual works.
July 23, 2015
A. Cases

This section examines an opinion analyzing a broker’s refusal to transfer the
salesperson’s listings to his new sponsoring broker (Gang) and a case addressing a
broker’s direct liability for its own negligence and its possible indirect liability for
negligent acts of independent-contractor salespersons (Polio).
July 23, 2015
A. Cases
This section examines two new cases involving the merger doctrine and a merger clause.
One case deals with structural issues in a home’s foundation (Schoembs), while the other
concerns a bat-infested apartment (Katethis). A third case discusses whether a real estate
licensee has a duty to investigate the seller’s representations (PH West Dover Props).
July 23, 2015
A. Cases
This section looks at two cases where damages were awarded for breaches of fiduciary
duty based on misrepresentation. The key misrepresentations involved a development that
was failing by the time the plaintiffs invested in it (Haena) and an undeveloped lot that
did not have a legal access road (Helmke). In another case, a court determined that a
broker cannot be liable for cancelling a listing if its client was not authorized to sell or lease the property (Open Container).
July 22, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that the October 3 start date for the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is now official.