Thursday, April 9th

Good Evening - I hope that you are doing well given our circumstances.

County and City Protoco l - I have provided you an update on the County and City protocol in place to assist with your business.
Nevada County - Brokers contacted me this morning regarding showings and whether Nevada County is maintaining their current position. As of 11:15 a.m., Nevada County officials confirmed that there are no changes in our local County ordinance with the exception of the new order regarding Self Isolation and Self Quarantine - Refer to h ttps://
City of Grass Valley - I sought an update with the local cities and they are following the County's and State's order. The City of Grass Valley also stated that they are not applying late fees on their water and sewer billings within the city limits to assist residents during this unique time.
Sutter Yuba Counties - They have altered their position as of yesterday to only allow showings in vacant homes. If you have clients who are wanting to write up offers on homes in our neighboring region, refer to the information below provided by SYAOR including the link and the summary of the ordinance section that pertains to our industry:  
"The Sutter Yuba ordinance clarifies that service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies are considered essential, provided that appointments and other residential viewings must only occur virtually or, if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (In-person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence). "
Remember, protocols within counties and cities in CA are changing daily. For your own protection as well as others, please make sure you are working under the most current orders. If you hear of changes, please let us know.
Highlights Shared from Today's AE Mtg. with C.A.R. Staff and Counsel
New Forms
·          Form NTAP (Notice to Tenant of Ability to Pay Rent During Coronavirus Pandemic) is an informational notice that a landlord can send to a tenant for the purpose of starting a dialogue with the tenant regarding the payment of rent during the coronavirus pandemic [ Download form here ]
·          Form RPD (Coronavirus Rent Payment Delay and Repayment) is an addendum to a residential lease or rental agreement that, when agreed to and signed by the landlord and tenant, documents the tenant’s claim that the tenant is unable to pay rent and the reason for the inability; proof of the inability to pay; the amount of the rent not being paid; and a plan to pay it in the future [ Download form here ]
  Judicial Council Emergency Order Halts Evictions : The Judicial Council of California, acting under broad authority granted by Governor Newsom, halted all eviction lawsuits — otherwise known as “unlawful detainer” lawsuits — statewide [ Read more ].
  Upcoming C.A.R. Webinars : find a list of upcoming webinars/meetings open to all members by visiting h ttps:// s
·          Friday, April 10
·          §   1:30pm-2:30pm – Update on REALTOR® Relief Programs – For Agents: New information is being released daily surrounding the financial relief available for independent contractors. Join C.A.R.’s legal team for the most up-to-date information available about the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration loans offered through the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act. [ Register to Attend ].

HOT OFF THE PRESS - C.A.R. is postponing their implementation of the new RPA until 2021 due to the coronavirus efforts and inability to address refinements prior to originally planned execution. Training sessions previously scheduled with associations will be re-scheduled for the 2021 year.

Tip of the Day : Remember to visit Transaction Rescue Service on for questions regarding a current transactions and financing. Mark Farfel & his team will assist you at h ttps://

Kathy Hinman

Kathleen Hinman, RCE
Cell: (530) 559-0262
Nevada County Association of REALTORS | 530-272-2627 |