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CAR News
2 weeks 1 day ago

For release:
November 7, 2017

C.A.R. installs 2018 Leadership team

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 7) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2018 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Steve White, a 31-year real estate veteran and broker in Southern California. Serving with White are President-elect Jared Martin, Treasurer Dave Walsh, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2018 officers begin their...

3 weeks 17 hours ago
Recent Northern California wildfires were the most destructive in the state’s history, destroying approximately 6,530 residential structures throughout various counties. As a result, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and its Federal partners are asking REALTORS® to help identify all possible housing solutions for wildfire survivors. You can help in two ways:
  1. The Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLR) allows FEMA to repair or improve existing multi-family housing, such...
CAR News
4 weeks 20 hours ago

For release:
October 24, 2017

California pending home sales stall for third straight month in September

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 24) – California pending home sales dwindled for the third consecutive month, suggesting that the housing market will slow as the end of the year winds down, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

Entering the fall home-buying season, the housing market momentum waned as REALTORS...

CAR News
4 weeks 1 day ago

Call for Action: Reform our tax code and protect middle-class homeowners

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners such as the mortgage interest and state and local property tax deductions. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Don't let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.

Homeownership is the bedrock of our industry and we need to make sure any tax...

CAR News
4 weeks 6 days ago

For release:
Oct. 18, 2017

California housing market eases into fall homebuying season

- Existing, single-family home sales totaled 436,920 in September on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 2.2 percent from August and 1.7 percent from September 2016.
- September's statewide median home price was $555,410, down 1.8 percent from August and up 7.5 percent from September 2016.
- Statewide active listings continued to decline in...

5 weeks 13 hours ago
Blackhawk Homeowners Association has requested that we notify members effective October 15, 2017, that all Realtors® (who are not homeowners in the community) will be required to lease a transponder tag for gate access. This change was initiated to manage the activity through the gates, at the behest of residents.

The transponders will be leased at a cost of $108.50 (including tax) per year for each tag.

You can find a copy of the letter to REATLORS® from Blackhawk...
5 weeks 14 hours ago
Members beware of new wireless device vulnerability: "KRAK" has potential to access/steal any information on your phones, computers and/or send you viruses/malware. Yes, it can be that bad.

This exploit affects devices and how they communicate to WiFi routers/hotspots/modems. Each device will need to be uniquely patched (if available).

Here’s what do you need to know:
Android Users:
  • Check for updates daily and be sure to complete them. A universal...
5 weeks 15 hours ago

font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#393939">Black Knight has received
intermittent reports of agents and clients not receiving Collaboration Center
Email Notifications.

They have since identified the root cause and resolution and are in the process
of testing. Provided the fix passes Quality Assurance testing, we expect to
deploy to their Pre-Release Customers late this afternoon, with the full
Production release tentatively...

CAR News
5 weeks 5 days ago

FOR RELEASE at 8 a.m., Pacific
October 12, 2017

C.A.R. releases its 2018 California Housing Market Forecast

Home sales and median price to increase in 2018 but at a slower pace

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 12) – With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California's housing market in 2018, though a shortage of available homes for sale and affordability constraints will be a...

CAR News
6 weeks 6 days ago

Two California REALTORS® who give back are earning kudos for their charitable efforts within their communities and beyond.

"It's amazing how the passion of this year's Good Neighbor Award winners spurs a ripple effect of generosity among others," says William E. Brown, National Association of REALTORS® president. "In addition to devoting thousands of personal volunteer hours and recruiting thousands of volunteer hours from others, this year's five winners...