Taste 2019

MCAR’s Scholarship Fundraiser is an evening filled with fun and delicious food!

We are pleased to formally announce this year’s Taste of MCAR event taking place on Thursday, April 11 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside from 5-8:00 PM.

With your support, we hope to elevate the bar even higher in raising money for the MCAR Charitable Trust. The MCAR Charitable Trust donates $40,000 annually in scholarships to 14 graduating seniors and 2 community college students throughout Monterey County while also partnering with other local non-profits throughout the area.

Sample sumptuous food from local restaurants & caterers, enjoy great company and have an opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes.



Sponsors are encouraged to contact MCAR at their earliest convenience as booth selection is available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of your paid sponsorship. We encourage you to be creative with your decorations. This year there will be a prize awarded for the best-decorated booth.

The Charitable Trust would like to extend a unique invitation to Realtors this year in an effort to raise additional dollars for the MCAR Charitable Trust. The “Sponsor a Scholar” program provides individual Realtors, Teams or Real Estate offices an opportunity to sponsor one full scholarship of $2500 to one of the public high schools in Monterey County.

The program will be based on a first come, first serve basis regarding the choice of High School. The $2500 scholarship will be in your name (individual, team or office) with the opportunity to present the scholarship personally at the school’s scheduled awards event. We will showcase the Sponsor a Scholar participants at our upcoming “Taste of MCAR event” on April 11th in addition to local media, upcoming newsletters, website, and social platforms.

If you have an interest in participating, please contact Dom (dom@mcar.com) with your school of choice.


If you’re unable to attend this year’s event, please consider making a cash contribution to the Charitable Trust. Contributions of at least $150 will be recognized on the MCAR website. A contribution of $300 (Friends of MCAR Sponsor) will be recognized at the event and the MCAR website. Contributions of $500 or more will be recognized at the event, the MCAR website and at our annual Installation event held in December!



We need your help in making this year’s raffle bigger and better than any year prior. Please consider donating an item valued at $100 or more and you will be recognized as a raffle item sponsor on our website and at the raffle table.


We look forward to seeing you there! To take a look at photos from previous “Taste” events, CLICK HERE



To be determined


MCAR’s Charitable Trust is a Non-Profit Corporation 501©(3) based in Del Rey Oaks, CA. providing over $40,000 annually in scholarships to college-bound seniors throughout Monterey County.





Installation Luncheon | GAD Holiday Luncheon

If you haven’t already done so don’t forget to register for our 2018 MCAR Installation Luncheon and our GAD Holiday Luncheon.

THANK YOU to our 2018 Installation Sponsors!!!

Supporting Sponsor: The Monterey Herald

Champagne Reception Sponsor: KW Coastal Estates

Table Sponsors:

Blue Adobe Mortgage

Chase Home Loans

Sotheby’s International Realty

StormND Simple IT Co.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


THANK YOU to our 2018 GAD Holiday Sponsors!

GAD Holiday Luncheon Sponsors:

Women’s Council of Realtors-Monterey Peninsula

Treehouse Mortgage Group

MCAR 2018 Installation Luncheon

A BIG THANK YOU to Monterey Herald for being our supporting sponsor! KW Coastal Estates for being champagne reception sponsor! Also Blue Adobe Mortgage, Chase Home Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Sotheby’s International Realty for being table sponsors!!! If you are interested in attending or being a sponsor please look at the information below for more details!


NEW! AB 646 Rental Disclosures Act

Heads Up for MCAR Members,


As of July 1, 2018 landlords and sellers must disclose if a rental property is located in a flood zone or flood hazard area. AB 646 requires certain information to be included in any new lease or contract renewal.


The required information that must be provided to potential and current tenants is not complicated. Please review the extract of AB 646 to ensure your disclosure paragraph meets the law’s requirements. Check with CAR legal or your attorney if you have additional questions.







Legislative Update

By Scott Dick, Ed.D.

(Excerpted from car.org): Friday, June 1, 2018 was the Legislature’s “House of Origin” deadline. Any measure that did not pass over to the other house by that date will not move forward this session.

Here are a few highlights from last week, as the Legislature moves closer to summer:

Defeated: AB 2364 (Bloom and Chiu) Ellis Act
 – Enacted by the Legislature in 1985, and sponsored by C.A.R., the Ellis Act prohibits local government agencies from forcing property owners to continue to operate their private properties as rental businesses when they wish to stop doing so. Specifically, the Ellis Act, among other things, requires properties returned to the rental market before a 5 year “seasoning” period expires to include any deed-restricted or rent-controlled units previously located on the property. C.A.R. opposed AB 2364: it would effectively double that “seasoning” time period from 5 to 10 years. This, in turn, would have made it less likely that properties would be returned to the rental market, further aggravating California’s rental housing supply problems.

AB 2364 was defeated on the Assembly Floor thanks to the efforts of REALTORS® who responded to a C.A.R. Red Alert. The bill secured only 25 YES votes with 36 Assembly Members voting NO and the remainder not voting.

Defeated: AB 2925 (Bonta) Just Cause 
– Existing law allows landlords to provide a 30- or 60-day notice to a tenant without stating a reason for the termination of the tenancy. This bill would have prohibited a landlord from providing this notice unless the landlord had “just cause” and enumerated the reasons for termination in the notice.C.A.R. opposed AB 2925: it would have put good tenants in danger by making it extremely difficult to remove bad tenants who engage in behavior that violates the terms of their lease. AB 2925 was defeated on the Assembly Floor.

Tabled: AB 2618 (Bonta) Mandatory Property Management Certification Program – AB 2618 would have created a new property management certification program, and would have mandated all landlords and property managers who own or manage rental units to complete the program every two years. C.A.R. opposed AB 2618: it would have required real estate licensees to complete a mandatory property management certification program to perform property management services that they are already licensed to provide.

Thanks to the efforts of REALTORS® on Legislative Day, AB 2618 was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will not move forward this session.

Moving forward: AB 2368 (Calderon) California Online Notary Act – Current law requires that specified documents related to a transaction be notarized in person. AB 2368 requires the Secretary of State to adopt standards that authorize the online notarization of documents. C.A.R. supports AB 2368: it seeks to improve and update the home purchasing process by making document notarization more convenient while providing necessary safeguards. AB 2368 passed off the Assembly Floor this past week.

Moving forward: AB 2890 (Ting) Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) 
– This measure seeks to prohibit local ordinances from adopting restrictive requirements (i.e. minimum lot size, lot coverage, or floor area ratio) on the construction of ADUs. The bill reduces the timeframe in which local governments must approve or disapprove an ADU to 60 days. Finally, this measure gives the Department of Housing and Community Development review and oversight authority over local ADU ordinances. C.A.R. supports AB 2890: it will help alleviate our housing shortage by streamlining the statewide development of accessory dwelling units. AB 2890 passed off the Assembly Floor last week.

Moving forward: SB 1087 (Roth) PACE: Program Administrators – In 2017, the Legislature passed AB 1284 (Dababneh) which required the licensing and regulation of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program administrators and the solicitors and solicitor agents. Under these requirements, program administrators must be licensed by the Commissioner of Business Oversight. SB 1087 seeks to provide more clarity within the PACE program by implementing various substantive and technical changes including the following provisions: 1) establishing “good faith” determination of the borrower’s ability to pay, 2) improving safeguards on a consumer’s personal information by adding further specifications to the role of program administrators, 3) ensuring that DBO can take immediate action to discipline PACE solicitors and solicitor agents. C.A.R. supports SB 1087: it increases consumer protection with PACE transactions. SB 1087 passed off the Senate Floor this past week.