From the Archive
REALTORS® Fight to Protect L.A. Property Owners From Sidewalk Repairs
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
In Los Angeles, over 40 percent of the city’s 10,750 miles of sidewalks are in disrepair. It’s a big problem that the city has tried to push off onto property owners.
California REALTORS® Promote Tax Relief for Modified Mortgages
By HOM Editorial Team | May 19, 2015
Many California homeowners who have had difficulties making mortgage payments in recent years have used loan modifications to try to keep their homes. The modifications, however, often did not end their difficulties due to California tax law. In respon …
San Diego REALTORS® Help Shape City’s Climate-Change Policy
By HOM Editorial Team | April 27, 2015
REALTORS® take a leading role in shaping the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan, and in the process help to keep costly point-of-sale mandates out of the plan.
Orange County REALTORS® Help Homeowners Save Money, Resources
By HOM Editorial Team | April 10, 2015
Energy and water conservation have become imperative in California. California has suffered from years of drought and periods of rolling power blackouts. Energy and water conservation have become imperative in this environmentally conscious state. Ther …
Huntington Beach Realtors® Oppose Rent Control
By HOM Editorial Team | February 19, 2015
When most people think of Orange County in Southern California, mobile home parks do not immediately come to mind. But in Huntington Beach, a seaside city with nearly 200,000 residents, mobile homes and their renter occupants are the norm. The city wan …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Oppose Exorbitant Relocation Fees in Santa Barbara
August 10, 2020
This call for action asked property owners in Santa Barbara to speak out against revisions to the city’s Just Cause and Relocation Assistance Ordinance.
Help Renters and Rental Property Owners
May 29, 2020
Alameda County, CA residents are being asked to call on Supervisors to help renters and rental property owners during these extraordinary times.
Rental Policy in Pasadena
May 4, 2020
Residents were asked to tell the city council to help renters and rental property owners equally during these extraordinary times.
Oppose Rent Control in the City of Sacramento
August 28, 2018
Sacramento residents were asked to call and email their Councilmember and Mayor to state their opposition to rent control leading up to a hearing that was held on September 4th.
Stop Castro Valley Point of Sale Sewer Program
July 2, 2018
Catro Valley residents were asked to contact the CVSan Board of Directors to oppose an Inspection Upon Sale Program that would require property owners to test, repair or replace their sewer lateral before selling their home.
Rising home prices fallout: Greater rent burden destroying the dream of homeownership
Much like home prices, rents are also spiking, taking upwards of 53% of family income, causing stress on wallets and crushing homeownership dreams.
A secret bias against Blacks exists in mortgage approval algorithms
Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
Weather causing unexpected, unforeseen headaches for homeowners
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
Historic infrastructure bill passes, but it will merely be a good first step
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
It looks fine and tastes good, but tap water is unsafe for many Americans
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …
Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?
It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!