Useful Links and Resources

Industry Associations:

AIR Commercial Real Estate Association (AIREA)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)
California Bankers Association (CBA)
California Building Industry Association (CBIA)
California Mortgage Bankers Association (CBMA)
Escrow Agents’ Fidelity Corporation (EAFC)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
National Association of Counties (NACO)
National Association of Real Estate Commissioners
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
National Notary Association (NNA)

Regulatory Agencies:

California Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
California Department of Insurance (DOI)
California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)

National Associations:

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Freddie Mac (FHLMC)
Fannie Mae (FNMA)
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Newspapers – USA and Worldwide
Orange County Business Journal
Orange County Register
USA TODAY – Real Estate
Wall Street Journal – Real Estate (Online)

Taxing Agencies/Tax Collectors:

California Franchise Tax Board
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Los Angeles County Tax Collector
Orange County (California) Property Taxes
Riverside County Tax Collector
San Bernardino County Tax Collector
San Diego County Treasurer – Tax Collector
San Luis Obispo Tax Collector
Ventura County Tax Collector

Online Real Estate Auction Web Site -

Future of Real Estate

Real Estate Web Sites:


California-Specific Green Building Web Sites:

Northern California Resource Directory
Southern California Resource Directory

Counties in and around Orange County:

County of Los Angeles
County of Orange
County of Riverside
County of San Bernardino
County of San Diego
County of Santa Barbara
County of Ventura
County of San Luis Obispo

Overnight Courier Services (Tracking):

United State Post Office

Other Useful Links:

California Corporation Search
California Department of Business Oversight Licensee Check
California Escrow Law
California Real Estate License Look-Up
California Unclaimed Property
Federal Reserve Banking Holiday Schedules
Find a Zip Code
IRS Tax Forms
Public Records Online
California Real Estate Laws in 2017
Consumer Alert to Real Property Owners, Potential Buyers, and those Contemplating a Home Loan Refinance in California
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