Featured Classes and Events
- June | CVAR Member Appreciation Month!
- June 15 | Social Security Secrets – Caravan West – Free
- June 15 | Webinar – Online Safety Practices – C.A.R.
- June 16 | Free Friday: HUD Sales Contract (Glendora)
- June 16 | Free Friday: HUD Live Stream & Lunch at East (Rancho)
- June 16 | Free Friday: HUD Live Stream & Lunch at West (So. El Monte)
- June 22 | Summer Kickoff Block Party! (See video below)
Voting Open Through June 14
Polls are open through June 14 at 4 p.m. for members of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® to vote on three open seats for the Board of Directors and the position of president-elect (click here for intro video of candidates). If you’ve recently changed your password try your old password: VOTE HERE
Summer Kickoff Block Party June 22!
Don’t miss the 9th annual Summer Kickoff Block Party, and the opportunity to network, eat, drink and check out more than 2 dozen vendors in and around the four custom homes at La Colina Estates in Glendora. Four homes, four cuisines–South of the Border, Italian, Asian Fusion and Western BBQ–with music, terrific raffle prizes and a spectacular sendoff into summer! Bring friends, family and colleagues (21 & older) to La Colina Estates, 7599 N. Yucca Ridge Road, Glendora, all for the $20 admission!
CLICK HERE for tickets.
This Week: Corrugated Signs
Throughout the month of June, we have fabulous giveaways and activities for our CVAR members at all three CVAR offices. Free Fridays continue each week (CLICK HERE for schedule) with free lunches; we also have giveaways, special offers and complimentary refreshments at our offices in Glendora, South El Monte and Rancho Cucamonga, as a big “thank you” to our members!
Items discounted in June at all three CVAR locations!
Week 2 – Corrugated Signs (June 12-18)
Week 3 – Flags (June 19-June 25)
Week 4 – Plastic Riders (June 26-June 30)
New Code of Ethics Requirement
If you haven’t taken ethics training in 2017 you are now required to take it by December 2018. Watch the video for an explanation by CVAR’s Director of Member Services Barbara Goldberg. READ MORE
House Votes to Repeal Parts of Dodd-Frank
The House voted to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions. Some lawmakers argue the legislation has prevented a true recovery from the Great Recession and has made getting a mortgage too tough.
MLS 3rd Quarter Fees Due
Third quarter MLS fees have been sent by the CVAR accounting department. The $98 fee is due June 30, 2017.
Member Appreciation Month: FHA Pros a New Member Benefit
Be among the first agents to have FHA Pros, the free new member benefit available now to CVAR members as part of Member Appreciation Month. The FHA Pros real time FHA condominium data for statewide approved condominiums, provides an automated process that will remove an agent’s need to visit the Hud.gov website to determine if the listings they are loading or searching for is on the approved roster. For an overview, READ MORE
Freddie Mac – The 30-year mortgage rate hit its lowest level in nearly seven months last week, averaging 3.89 percent.
Expert Reports – Provide your clients with the current “forecast” for their specific county and price range HERE.
C.A.R. Expo – Online registration is open for the Oct. 10-12 California REALTOR® Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.
In Case You Missed It….
CalBRE Alerts Licensed Agents
CalBRE has issued a second Licensee Alert about its continuing concerns with salespersons who use names that may mislead consumers into believing that the salesperson is a broker or has an “independent” real estate business. READ MORE
LA, OC Fees Second in Nation
U.S. homeowners spend $15,190 on average in extra or hidden costs associated with selling their home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtack. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, however, the average is $40,808. Riverside County is about half that. READ MORE
Congress Threatening Incentives
If a tax on homeownership passes, America’s households will lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars of net-worth, neighborhoods will be weakened, and we will continue to see the middle class decline, says Jared Martin, 2018 C.A.R. president-elect. READ MORE
Zillow Testing ‘Instant Offer’
Zillow Group is testing a new service called “Zillow Instant Offers,” allowing sellers to receive bids on their properties within 24 hours, with potential to close in as little as a week. Zillow acts as a middleman, creating a marketplace where investors can compete for sellers, providing homeowners up to five offers within 24 hours, along with a CMA from a local real estate agent. “In addition to investors being required to use an agent, should a homeowner select an investor’s offer, Zillow will also offer to connect them with a local agent to represent them throughout the transaction,” according to a Zillow press release announcing the test. READ MORE
May Cities Report – The latest happenings in CVAR-area city governments from CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh.
Grant Program – REALTORS® can complete a Housing Affordability Fund application and certification form on behalf of their client. Available in zipForm® under HAF Library.