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Dec. 15 | Shred Day – Bring Your Paper & eWaste!
Dec. 15 | Path to Success Lunch & Learn
Dec. 16 | Annual Membership Meeting – Legal Update
Annual Meeting – Legal Update
The Annual Membership Meeting of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® will be held at CVAR headquarters and live-streamed to CVAR East and West on Friday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. Vote on amendments to the bylaws and hear legal updates from CAR Legal Counsel Gov Hutchinson. Click the appropriate location to register:
REGISTER CVAR headquarters (Glendora)
REGISTER CVAR West live stream (South El Monte)
REGISTER CVAR East live stream (Rancho Cucamonga)
Congrats CVAR Board, Award Winners!
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Pay Dues by Jan. 9 for Chance to Win!
CVAR REALTOR® members can earn a chance to win one of 25 $100 Visa gift cards by paying your dues by Jan. 9, 2017, with a minimum $49 donation to the REALTOR® Action Fund! Only full REALTOR® members are eligible! READ MORE
Protecting Trade Secrets
Are you giving up your trade secrets without getting much in return? If you’re tired of “brain pickers” and you’re looking for a tactful way to decline while still offering some helpful tips… READ MORE
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announced that it will increase the 2017 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $424,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $636,150 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $417,000 and $625,500, respectively. C.A.R. issued a statement that raising the limits will provide stability to the housing market.
Patti Stern, of PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating, offers tips on how to create a warm and inviting winter listing. READ MORE
CVAR Behind the Scenes at ABC7 Toy Drive
In Case You Missed It….
Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, says that despite limited listings and price growth, “buyer demand has remained strong because of the consistently reliable job creation in a majority of metro areas.”
Crossing Party Lines for Real Estate
Recent reports reveal a trend among blue state investors capitalizing on lower-priced rental properties in red states, revealing that party lines are being crossed when it comes to real estate buying.
In the third quarter of this year, the average square footage of a new single-family home dropped from 2,620 to 2,602 square feet, reflecting a trend among builders away from focusing on just the higher end of the market and a greater renewed focus on the entry-level market.
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
This shall serve as notice to all Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® Members that Citrus Valley Board of Directors is proposing the Bylaw Amendments outlined in this link, pending approval by our membership at the Annual Membership Meeting Dec. 16, and that these changes have been electronically delivered to all eligible voting members of the association.
CA Supreme Court Rules on Dual Agency
The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that a real estate professional who represented the seller of a home owed a fiduciary duty to not only the seller but also the buyer if the buyer’s agent happens to work for the same brokerage.
Pace Lawsuit Filed in San Bernardino
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a PACE/HERO lender and the San Bernardino Associated Governments, alleging “pr