Featured Classes and Events
- Dec. 12 | Broker/Sales Cram Course
- Dec. 13 | New Member Orientation – CVAR East ONLY!
Dec. 15 | Gov Hutchinson Legal Update / Annual Membership Meeting at:
Offices closed Dec. 23-26
Look for the e-mail notice that your local, state, and national dues for 2018, plus quarterly MLS fee, are due.
CVAR on ABC7 for Toy Drive
Members of the CVAR Board of Directors, including President Linda Clinton, Danielle Fontes, Bruce Engles
and Barbara McClelland, joined CVAR CEO Mark Epstein and several CVAR staff members this morning
to present more than $5,000 worth of toys to the 25th annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Postponed because
of fires last week, dozens of firefighters unloaded seven CVAR cars to “Stuff a Bus”
with toys for underprivileged children.
Relocating puts a lot of pressure on clients forced to learn a new city and buy a home under a compressed timeline. Here are few things to expect.
Brokers Branching Out
Brokers are no longer sticking to one revenue stream, but instead are starting ancillary businesses to help clients in multiple ways.
HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines are a high-profile example of how branching out can be rewarding.
A Gift for Clients or Friends!
Fed Reversal – FHA will stop insuring mortgages on homes that also carry PACE liens. (Housingwire)
Finance Overhaul – Consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill around principles for overhauling Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the U.S. mortgage-finance system. (Bloomberg)
Loan Applications – Mortgage applications rose 4.7 last week over the previous week. (C.A.R.)
New Member Benefit – Realsatisfied!
Realsatisfied is a new member benefit now available that helps agents and brokers measure personal performance and customer satisfaction, with real-time reports and national bench marking. It’s a web-based application through CRMLS for collecting and measuring customer feedback. All active members look for the link you should have received via email.
REALTOR® Items Discount All Month!
In Case You Missed It….
Sellers Sign by Jan. 1!
Some home sellers would need a sale contract inked before the end of 2017 in order to avoid a big tax bill that would be imposed if the tax reform being proposed become law. READ MORE
What Senate Vote Means to Real Estate
The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 51-49, passed legislation that would change the face of homeownership in this country for decades to come. What does this mean and what happens next? READ MORE
Cities Report – November
Some of the issues in this month’s Cities Report include: Neighbors concerned about Fairplex, groundbreaking for veterans housing project, and Upland loses its police chief. From CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh. READ MORE
Petition: Ballot Initiative Removes ‘Moving Penalty’
C.A.R. is embarking on an historic effort to increase homeownership opportunities, one that REALTORS® can feel good about supporting. READ MORE