The Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® takes pride in effectively communicating important news, education and events to our members in a timely manner! Please take a look at the latest edition of CVAR AT A GLANCE…
July Education and Events
July 29 – Lunch and Learn: Capturing First Time Buyers
July 30 – How to List and Sell Commercial Investment Property
July 31 – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
July 31 – 4 Week Lunch and Learn Series: Listing Presentation
August Education and Events
August 1 – Short Sales
August 5 – CRMLS Training
August 7 – New Member Orientation
August 7 – Sale of a Tax Default Property
August 7 – Citrus Valley Caravan
August 11 – CRMLS Training
August 12 – Understanding the Real Estate Contract
August 13 – Mastering the Most Powerful Tool – zipForms®
August 14 – Listing Presentation and Overcoming Objections
August 14 – Technology Expo
The CVAR Tech Expo is a three session technology demonstration that begins at 10:00am and is FREE for all CVAR members. Registration is recommended as soon as possible due to limited space. REGISTER HERE
Join us August 14th! With all of the readily accessible tools it can be difficult to distinguish which are most valuable. In three sessions, we will simplify some of the most powerful technological tools available and show the most effective ways to use them.
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Home buyers and sellers planning a kitchen redo have a lot of questions they need answered: What style of cabinets are in? What’s the newest color for countertops? What appliances should I install when there are so many? How do I ensure that my kitchen will be a gathering hub?
The cost of redoing a kitchen is on the rise, averaging $109,000 for an upscale renovation and $55,000 for a mid-range transformation, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report. You can serve as a much-needed resource for clients, advising them on the dos and don’ts when considering a kitchen remodel and helping them identify improvements within their budget.
With another year of deficits underway, Congress is again eyeing the reduction of tax benefits such as the mortgage interest deduction for a quick influx of cash. There’s no official timeline for when Congress will bring the matter to a vote—or whether it will at all—but it’s important that we as REALTORS® keep the pressure on to save the MID from the ax.
While our defense of the MID is staunch, the vision of exactly whom we’re defending can get a bit blurred. We often focus on the prospects for future home buyers because we want to ensure a healthy real estate market for them. When looking at the potential effects of an MID change, though, we should be keenly aware of how it would impact our clients who already own homes.
What’s the difference between a blockbuster movie and a flop we can barely recall after we’ve left the theater? The answer is powerful storytelling. The same applies to listing videos.
Here are the top do’s and don’ts to consider in the beginning stages of mapping out your video strategy, which will help you tell a captivating video story about every listing you market.
If the housing market was in overdrive for much of 2013, during the first half of 2014 it hit the metaphorical brakes. Winter storms across the nation contributed to sluggish sales during the first quarter, while rising mortgage rates and tight inventory didn’t help. By spring housing began to thaw, with April Existing-Home (previously-owned) sales numbers ticking up for the first time as the pace of price gains slowed. By June, sales had reaching their highest levels since last October.
Now that the economy is improving, some home owners feel hemmed in to the houses because they don’t want to give up the rock-bottom interest rate they procured in recent years. Essentially, they’re being locked in by the low interest rates – as low as 3.3 percent in late 2012 – that they secured by buying or refinancing over the past few years. Economists worry this group will be reluctant to move now that interest rates are heading back up, exacerbating an already tight housing inventory.
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®504 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740
8229 Rochester Ave, Suite 120
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730