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Not-So-Scary zipForm® Changes Oct. 31
Currently you can toggle between the old and new and old zipForm® Plus platform, but as of Oct. 31, you will not be able to access the old version–frightening?
Here are a few answers to some of the common questions: READ MORE
$100 C.A.R. Assessment to Fund Initiative
In an effort to give real estate industry professionals power over their own destiny, C.A.R. voted at its fall meetings to fund a ballot initiative that will allow homeowners age 55 and older to transfer their property tax basis to any home in the state, to purchase any price home, and to transfer their basis as many times as they wish.
To fund the initiative, C.A.R. directors voted to assess members $100 in the next dues billing, which goes out in December. READ MORE
Haunted Houses That Entice Buyers
It will take more than a few bumps in the night to scare homebuyers away, if they get more home for their money or the chance to live in a better neighborhood, according to the results of a Haunted Real Estate survey by realtor.com. READ MORE
Client Tip: Trick-or-Treat Safety
To help avoid real-life scares–such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents–around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe by clearing your walkways, so tiny tots (and their parents) don’t stumble, and these simple precautions recommended by the curator of Hammond Castle, a mansion that draws thousands to its renowned 20-room haunted house every Halloween season. READ MORE
5 Ways Your Website Is a Turnoff
Could your website’s housing search functionality be turning off potential buyers? Matt Cohen, chief technology officer at Clareity Consulting, highlights a few common mistakes that real estate websites and apps make. READ MORE
11 Reasons FSBO Is a Bad Idea
NAR, C.A.R. Urge ‘Action’ on Tax Plan
The National and California associations of REALTORS® are encouraging members to pay close attention to tax reform plans from Washington DC, because the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction are at stake. READ MORE
CA Disasters – HUD will offer relief to wildfire victims, including foreclosure suspensions and other assistance to certain homeowners in the affected counties. (Housingwire)
September Surge – New single-family house sales are up 18.9% from 561,000 new home sales in August, and up 17% from a year ago, the fastest pace in 10 years. (US Census/HUD)
New Renters – One of the largest segments is empty nesters ages 55 and up, as multifamily developers reconsider their original focus on millennials.
Riverside Leads – Of the 20 largest metros in the country, Riverside has the largest percentage (63%) of seniors making up renter households. (rentcafe)
Most Affordable – An increasing number of renters are satisfied with their living situation and consider it the most affordable option for the foreseeable future, according to a Freddie Mac research.
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2018 Economic Forecast
With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California’s housing market in 2018, despite a shortage of available homes and affordability constraints, according to the “2018 California Housing Market Forecast” released at the annual CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO. READ MORE
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Wealthier Renters Driving Rents
Some news outlets are saying renting is getting more affordable–not really. What’s happening is that more people with higher incomes are choosing to rent, driving up the price of rental units, according to a report. READ MORE
Refinancing Scams Target Military
The federal government is investigating a number of predatory lending schemes targeting thousands of veterans who have Veterans Administration mortgages. Officials say the scams aim to convince borrowers to repeatedly refinance, ultimately paying more on their loans. READ MORE