PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT ALL IN PERSON NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY REALTORS® CLASSES AND COURSES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
If you're a real estate professional in San Diego's highly competitive market, the difference between closing your next deal or not is often your base of knowledge. As a member of North San Diego County REALTORS®, you can improve your skill set and learn about what's next in real estate by taking any of our classes taught by working professionals. Our courses are highly rated and focused on the practical aspects of your real estate practice. From risk mitigation and fair housing to staying up to speed on NAR's Code of Ethics, these are classes you can't afford to miss.
In addition to our offerings, your North San Diego County REALTORS® membership gives you access to:
To register for upcoming education, events and more please view our calendar below.
North San Diego County REALTORS® August Advocacy Bulletin
North San Diego County REALTORS® Advocacy Bulletin is a monthly update that aims to help our members stay up to date on government and legislative issues that impact your bottom line. This month’s Advocacy Bulletin looks at local, state and federal issues that affect REALTORS®:
Carlsbad Meet Your Mayor
Oceanside Homeownership Pilot Program
Carlsbad Meet Your Mayor
After a year and a half full of Zooms, emails and virtual work, we are excited to share that North San Diego County REALTORS® finally got to see our friends and colleagues face to face.
Our first in-person event was a sold out occasion with Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall. At the event, Mayor Hall spoke to North County REALTORS® on the latest information on housing in Carlsbad.
We hope to see you in person at future Meet Your Mayor events, coming soon to a city near you!
City of Oceanside enacts Homeownership Pilot Program
On Monday, August 9, the city of Oceanside started accepting applications for its new down payment assistance pilot program. The program is targeted to moderate income buyers who can borrow up to 20% of the purchase price up to $120,000. Three households will be initially chosen to participate in the pilot program.
We commend the Oceanside City Council in taking these first steps to help more potential buyers become homeowners. We also specifically congratulate North San Diego County REALTORS® member and Oceanside Councilmembers Kori Jensen and Christopher Rodriguez for their leadership on this program.
Mask Mandates in effect, but no other changes to public gatherings like open houses
As of this email, the California Department of Public Health, Cal/OSHA and the California Department of Real Estate have not enacted new property showing rules. The updated mask mandate says unvaccinated persons must wear masks in all indoor public settings, including businesses. Also keep in mind that localities can enact their own stricter rules. However, there are currently no enhanced rules regarding masks in San Diego.
We will closely monitor this issue at a county level and advocate for you and your clients.
The CDC has issued a new eviction moratorium, through October 3 for all counties with substantial and high levels of COVID-19 transmission rates. Currently the majority of San Diego County falls under this category. Read the full order here.
State associations, with NAR’s support, brought a lawsuit in the fall of 2020 challenging the CDC’s authority to impose a blanket ban on evictions. The judge ruled with housing providers but put her ruling on hold pending an ongoing appeal, which kept the moratorium in place.
NAR then asked the D.C. Circuit Court to lift the stay, and after being denied that request, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and end the ban immediately. On June 29, a majority of the Supreme Court indicated the CDC lacked authority to implement a national eviction moratorium. The high court allowed the ban to expire at the end of July but stated that any further extension would need Congressional authorization.
As this is a new order, the Supreme Court will not consider action until relief at the lower courts has been sought and exhausted.
Rental assistance is now available across the country. This will cover up to a year-and-a-half of back and future bills.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a new online tool where renters and housing providers who continue to face pandemic-related financial hardships can locate and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities, and other expenses. The new Rental Assistance Finder can guide housing providers and renters to aid programs in their area.