New California Department of Real Estate Commissioner

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Chika Sunquist, Department of Real Estate Commissioner. Duane Gomer Education commends this appointment after working with her when she was in charge of Mortgage Loan Originator matters at DRE. Currently, she is Assistant Commissioner of Enforcement. She has been at DRE since 2006 and worked in many different important roles. […]

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DFPI: Department of Financial Protection and Innovation – Scam Alerts

To me they will always be the Department of Corporations but their comments are licensed under their regulations. Check out their headline alert: Crypto Scam Tracker. Search the table below by company name, scam type, or keywords to learn about the specific complaints the DFPI has received. Use this information to protect yourself when engaging […]

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Ten-year rate hikes freeze up sellers in property markets; Monthly Statistical Update (June 2023)

The Monthly Statistical Update (MSU) keeps agents and brokers current on the market trends affecting California real estate transactions. This month, we’re covering: the rising Federal Funds rate, which is directly causing adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) rates to jump in 2023; rates on mortgage insurance from private insurers contrasted with the FHA, making mortgage borrowing even more expensive for homebuyers […]

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What happens when there is an IRS lien on a foreclosure sale? Do they have any super extra rights? No, they have 120 days to buy the property from the winning bidder paying the price bid at the sale.,becomes%20the%20home’s%20legal%20owner.

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The online dictionary definition states, “The joy derived from the misfortunes of others”. Have you ever felt a little pleasure when some athletic team loses? An election loss by someone you do not respect? Etc. Etc. One example from my past involves the Boston Celtics and Red Auerbach, their long time very successful coach. They made […]

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A NEW 2023 LAW

To qualify to take the Brokers Exam, an applicant must show that they have two years licensed experience in the real estate field or a college degree with a major or minor in real estate or equivalent experience in real estate related occupations such as escrow or lending. The experience must be within the five […]

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