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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It seems the California legislature has an overwhelming need to govern.  Too bad they don't always comprehend the ability to govern themselves.  

Aug 07, 2019 11:29 AM
Rainer
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Scott Westfall
CGP Real Estate Consulting | Broadsight Realty - Virginia Beach, VA
INVEST IN REAL ESTATE CONFIDENTLY

Jeff,

Just recently, I had a client who was awarded possession of property by the judge on July 1st. On the 2nd the tenant went to the courthouse and appealed for $70 - since they had just caught up on rent prior to the court date & July rent grace period was still in place (monthly rent=$3K+). Long-story short, this new rule change caught both myself and the owner off guard. We ended up having to get an emergency hearing at the circuit court to resolve. Kinda crazy that a tenant can appeal, technically not pay any further rent & stay in owner's property for very little money paid to courthouse. 

Aug 07, 2019 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I know that ND did enact several new laws in the last month Jeff Pearl . Most noticeable here is ND struck down the last "blue law" in the nation. Now retailers can be open on Sunday mornings.... very sad for families that want to worship together..

Aug 07, 2019 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,933
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not sure of that answer, but I expect MA has more than its fair share of rental laws.... that's why I only rent to family members!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 07, 2019 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,960,836
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't know... I don't pay attention. But I wouldn't be surprised.

Aug 07, 2019 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,917,718
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our state legislature only meets every 2 years, so we don't experience that yearly change.

Aug 08, 2019 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,387
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not every July, but we had some passed in December that went into effect recently.

Sad when governments enact laws that only hurt the landlords.  We're the ones with OUR money invested.  Why do we get penalized because someone refuses to pay their rent? 

Aug 07, 2019 08:29 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Seems January & July are our months for new laws and revisions here in NC too, Jeff.

Aug 07, 2019 07:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I generally have a heads up on new real estate laws since I am part of the group from our state that heads down to the capital to lobby for these laws.

Aug 07, 2019 02:27 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Some in July, some in January, I always find the list of both real estate rules and regs and laws in general to know what has passed and been signed.

Aug 07, 2019 12:18 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I just attended the Aug 2019 Oregon Real Estate Agency meeting in Hood River. The first item on the agenda was going over the recently approved legislation affecting Oregon real estate . 

Aug 07, 2019 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I agree with Barbara Todaro on this one. We do have our fair share of rental laws in MA

Aug 08, 2019 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The old saying was you pay you stay. You dont - you wont. 

Aug 08, 2019 05:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The amatuers, I mean legislators, seem to want to earn their keep. Sometimes I wish they would think before they vote!

Aug 08, 2019 05:03 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

1st Q here in Cali, if they're in July too, they're doing a bad job of notifying us.

Aug 07, 2019 09:04 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Our laws ususally go into effect on Jan 1. Don't think that need anymore eviction laws do we?

Aug 07, 2019 03:35 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think the number is well more than several here in California every year, covering a wide range of issues!

Aug 07, 2019 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
5,424,763
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I second what Michael Jacobs said. A

Aug 07, 2019 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pretty consistent on Eviction law that favors the tenant but for only so long

Aug 07, 2019 02:18 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Something I will have to check out in TN.  Not sure.

Aug 07, 2019 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

They must have copied what the idiots in Albany, N.Y. did.

Aug 07, 2019 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the alert.

Aug 07, 2019 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't do property management, but we had a few changes on our contracts eff. 7/1.

Aug 24, 2019 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,364
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Interesting information. 

In Florida it is much easier to evict tenants.

Aug 17, 2019 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
876,644
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our onerous real estate related laws are more likely to be about rent control.

Aug 08, 2019 07:08 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

California does have new laws that we do need to and most surely should keep current with.  

Aug 08, 2019 08:56 AM