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New Mexico Update on Eviction Moratorium

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new order that would stay evictions for most renters impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic until Oct. 3, 2021. The CDC eviction moratorium would cover areas heavily impacted by the virus, which amounts to about 90 percent of the U.S. population.  However, renters inRead More

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Eviction Moratorium Ends in Mississippi

On August 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding a District Court’s Judgment vacating CDC’s Second Eviction Moratorium.  The Second Moratorium had prevented the eviction of any tenants who live in counties that are experiencing substantial or high levels of COVID-19 transmission and who make certain declarations of financial need. Read More

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Supreme Court Ends CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium

On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) eviction moratorium is unlawful. After a previous federal eviction moratorium expired on July 31, 2021 and Congress failed to extend the moratorium, the CDC reimposed a ban on evictions effective August 3, 2021 through October 3, 2021,Read More

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Florida Property Management — Eviction Moratorium Update

On September 4, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a moratorium on evictions nationwide. Since that time, several extensions of the moratorium have occurred; however, in its recent majority opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States in the case, Alabama Association of Realtors, et al. v. Department of Health andRead More

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California’s COVID-19 Residential Eviction Moratorium

California residential renters that are struggling to pay rent during the Covid-19 pandemic are shielded from eviction through September 30, 2021: Tenants have a defense in court should their landlord try to evict them over non-payment of rent through September 30, 2021. Residential tenants are required to submit to their landlord that they are unableRead More

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End of Eviction Moratorium – Impact on Arizona Landlords

On September 4, 2020, the CDC issued an order declaring a national eviction moratorium, which was extended several times. In May 2021, the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a summary judgment, holding that the CDC lacked statutory authority to impose its COVID eviction moratorium.  The court stayed its order pendingRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Home Hardening, Wire Fraud in New Ways, Eviction Moratorium, and Contingencies Update

The California real estate market has experienced extremely low inventory, but things have started to normalize in recent weeks. In this webinar, attorney Mark Carlson from the Carlson Law Group, and Dave Miller, Regional Vice President of Fidelity National Home Warranty, provide an update on some of the current issues in our real estate market.Read More

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What Is a Subpoena in California?

A subpoena is an order issued by either an attorney, court clerk or a judge. Subpoenas are used to obtain records and information from people or entities who are not parties to a lawsuit.  A subpoena usually requires you to appear at a certain place, date, and time to testify as a witness about aRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Risks to Real Estate Agents/Brokers if Representing Sellers When Low Inventory

There are extremely low inventory levels for housing across multiple states right now. A significant portion of the real estate market are individuals who are simultaneously selling a home they live in and buying another they intend to live in. It’s very common to include buyer contingencies in the purchase agreement, which makes the purchaseRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Possible Pitfalls of Real Estate Whisper Listings

Given the current Seller’s market and scarcity of homes for sale, office- exclusive listings (also called whisper listings) have become a more common occurrence.  In this situation, a broker/agent takes a listing with a buyer in mind, so the property is never advertised to the general public via the MLS and/or other public sources.   ThisRead More

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