CVAR’s COVID-19 Resource Guide
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What REALTORS® Can & Can’t Do
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Latest COVID-19 Updates from C.A.R.
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® is conducting all business remotely. Meetings and classes presented by CVAR will be online and free of charge (see available classes below).
Free Online Classes
Mondays | CRMLS Training Webinars – Free
April 14 | Home Inspections During COVID
April 14 | John Reyes – Virtual Real Estate, 11 a.m.
April 15 | IRS Rep Answers Your Tax Questions
April 15 | The Lockdown w/ Dan Smith Interview with BoxBrownie’s Peter Schravemade on Virtual Staging
April 16 | Maximizing Downpayment Assistance
April 16 | Happy Hour w/ Kim & Kris – How They Work During COVID
April 16 | Working With Commercial Sellers
April 17 | License Renewal – Fee $85
Check out the newest additions to the CVAR Podcast & video replays of classes in the@Home With CVAR series at CVAR.Live:
• New Coronavirus Form and other legal updates
• What you can & should be doing on social media right now
• Using the 1031 Exchange and why it’s valuable to investors
• zipForm® Basics
• Reverse Mortgage, what it is and how it works
• Intro to GLIDE, LionDesk and other free CVAR member benefits
News & Featured Articles
1st Quarter 2020 Now Available!
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Free Medical – REALTORS® without a telemedicine plan can enroll in Members TeleHealth for non-emergency medical issues. It’s free to members as part of NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now program. Sign up before April 15 to receive this two-month benefit with an ongoing significantly-reduced rate available thereafter. (N.A.R.)
Mortgage Deferred – Forbearance requests grew by 1,270% between March 2-16. They jumped another 1,896% between the week of March 16 and the week of March 30, according to numbers just released by the Mortgage Bankers Association. (CNBC)
REALTOR® Hotline – NAR’s toll-free phone number for COVID-19 and real estate related questions is (800) 874-6500. Members also can call the hotline for the latest information on programs and services being developed to help in you business during this time. (N.A.R.)
REALTOR® Unemployment – The CARES Act signed into law last week provides relief to families, small businesses, and individuals who are self-employed and independent contractors. See more about unemployment compensation eligibility. (CARES ACT)
8 Ways to Boost Internet Speed
As more people work from home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they’re using their home internet networks for activities usually reserved for the workplace. Try these to suggestions boost your internet speed. READ MORE
March-April Cities Report
During the many years I have written this report for the CVAR members, I cannot re-call a time when our local governments were more challenged than they are now. Almost every local government has adopted Governor Newsom’s Rent Moratorium and Eviction during COVID in some form or another. But the cities continue to function virtually. READ MORE
Extension for 1031, Op Zone
The IRS will grant deadline relief for both 1031 exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway. Designed to promote economic growth in communities, NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to the effects of COVID-19. READ MORE
IRS Tips for eFiling Taxes
Ready to file your tax return and claim a refund? You don’t have to wait until the new July 15 IRS deadline to file. And don’t forget an IRS representative will be answering CVAR member questions via a free live stream session on Wednesday, April 15. READ MORE
Apply for CVAR Board
CVAR is accepting applications from full board members for a seat on the 2021 Citrus Valley REALTORS® Board of Directors. Applications are due by April 23, 2020. CLICK HERE for an application.
Follow CVAR on Facebook!
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Glide – Free Member Benefit
In Case You Missed It…
Beware of Stimulus Scams
The ink is barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and scammers are already coming up with schemes to defraud taxpayers. Specifically, identity thieves are using confusion over the stimulus checks to convince potential victims to turn over personally-identifying information. READ MORE
REALTOR® Unemployment Eligibility
The CARES Act signed into law last week provides relief to families, small businesses, and individuals who are self-employed and independent contractors. See more about unemployment compensation eligibility.
FHFA Offers Flexibility
The FHFA will allow flexibility in loan processing, including allowing desktop appraisals on new construction loans and flexibility for borrowers to provide documentation (rather than requiring an inspection) to allow renovation disbursements. READ MORE
7 Tips If You’re at Home With Kids
Does the novel coronavirus have you confined at home with your children for the next few weeks—or months? Balancing activities, learning, and potentially your own workload as a parent can feel impossible. These 7 tips could help.