Featured Classes and Events
Watch this 90-second introduction to the Tax Portability initiative.
Or, click HERE for entire 40-minute briefing.
March 1 | Commercial Forum – Free
March 1 | Citrus Valley Caravan
March 29, 2018 | Real Estate REvive Conference & Expo
Watch for more details on the March 29 Real Estate REvive Conference & Expo, including the announcement of our fabulous TV celebrity speaker!
A Freehand Map Drawing tool, Continue Editing button and INRIX DriveTime Searching are a few of the new features added to Matrix. To see the full list of new features: READ MORE
Can Your Clients Afford to Buy?
The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced existing single-family home in California edged up in the 4th Quarter of 2017. What does it take to buy a home in California?
10 Standards for MLS in Crisis
The MLS industry is in crisis. There is no agreement as to performance standards or even a universal definition of what it means to be an MLS. Here are ideas for setting the minimum standards of the modern MLS. READ MORE
4 Tips: Stop Spread of
Germs at Open Houses
With the number of people coming and going during open houses, there’s potential for the flu epidemic to spread in your clients’ homes. Here are a few suggestions to keep the bug at bay in your listings.
MLS-Touch Series: Quick Tip #4
See how easy it is to email multiple listings to your client from your MLS-Touch phone app, a free CVAR member benefit, by clicking the video below!
For 8 Quick Tips from MLS-Touch Click Here!
The Entire Month of February!
Year in Sales – 60.4% of homes listed for sale received multiple offers in 2017; 32.9% of all sales sold above asking price. (C.A.R.)
Annual Income Needed – $111,260 yearly income was needed to qualify for the purchase of a $550,990 statewide median-priced, existing single-family home in the fourth quarter of 2017. (Traditional Housing Affordability Index)
In Case You Missed It….
Trump Proposal: Cut HUD, Fannie, Freddie
President Donald Trump released his budget plan last week with a proposal to cut the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) funding by about $8.8 billion, or 18% of its 2017 levels, and take revenue from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to lower the deficit. READ MORE
Is Smart Home Value a Myth?
Demand for smart-home technology is surging, with reports predicting the industry will reach $130 billion between 2020 and 2025. But many clients don’t understand what constitutes a smart home, how the technology works, or how it can affect a home sale. READ MORE
‘Advertiser’ Gets Prison for Agent Scam
A Louisiana-based advertiser was sentenced to 38 months in prison for scamming real estate agents out of nearly $2 million in lead generation and referral services he never delivered on. See how he did it. READ MORE
Airbnb Income Counts for Refinance
With the backing of Fannie Mae, home-sharing giant Airbnb has announced a new partnership with select lenders, including Quicken Loans, Citizens Bank, and Better Mortgage, that will allow homeowners to report rental earnings as part of their income when applying to refinance a mortgage. READ MORE