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Weekly MLS Marketing Meeting Drawing!: Every week, 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift card at the weekly Wednesday morning MLS Marketing Meeting and Caravan! Drop your card in the drum BEFORE 8:45am. Meetings are held at the Arcadia Masonic Center, 50 W Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CA 91007, next to the Arcadia Library.

City of Arcadia - Highlands Home Owners’ Association: If you have purchased a home in a Home Owner Association Area (HOA), there are five HOA’s in the City of Arcadia created by City Council Resolution. Please view this WELCOME LETTER that the Highlands Home Owners’ Association is distributing to new neighbors and owners in the Highlands. This letter is helping agents, brokers, and others who may be showing homes in the Highlands or directing buyers to the Highlands. These HOAs are non-profit organizations whose membership consists of homeowners within the boundaries of each association. The associations provide the homeowner the opportunity to be an active participant in the development of the neighborhood.

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Unoccupied Residence Registration Ordinance Adopted: In another effort to keep our valued members informed on important items that may affect your business, please be aware of the following.

The Arcadia City Council adopted an Unoccupied Residence Registration Ordinance which is now in effect as of Friday, May 5, 2017. The Ordinance establishes regulations and registration requirements for unoccupied residences in the City of Arcadia.

The purpose of the registry is to protect neighborhoods from the adverse effects of unoccupied residences that are not adequately maintained and to be able to directly communicate with property owners or their designated agents when issues at their properties occur. The registry will provide the City with a reliable contact when issues such as property maintenance or health and safety matters arise at the residence.

An unoccupied residence is a property that has not been occupied for at least 30 days. Houses that are actively under construction, are in escrow to be sold or transferred, or are being actively marketed by an identified listing agent, will not be considered unoccupied.

As part of the registration requirement, the property owner will be required to register his/her contact information and at least two (2) other authorized agents, with one contact designated as being available on a 24-hour basis. The 24-hour contact must be local and able to respond to problems at the property within one (1) hour of receiving a telephone notice. In lieu of the two (2) authorized agents, the property owner may enlist a property management company that is located within 20 miles of the City and that can respond within one (1) hour and on a 24-hour basis.

There is no fee to register an unoccupied residence. Property owners will be able to register at Arcadia City Hall, or online at

For more information, please contact the Development Services Department at (626) 574-5432 or

CAR’s Finance Helpline: The CAR® Finance Helpline is a FREE C.A.R. member benefit, providing both answers and assistance with moving your stalled real estate transactions forward. The Finance Helpline provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, deeds in lieu, and other financing questions or issues. The C.A.R. Finance Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at (213) 739-8383 or email to (You must be a C.A.R. member to use this service.

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