Featured Classes and Events
April 2 | CRMLS Training – Free
April 3 | Reverse Mortgage – Free
April 4 | YPN Open Forum – Free
April 5 | CVAR Caravan – Atty. Rod Fehlman
April 5 | Contract College: Session 8
There are seven seats open for the 2019 Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors. The application deadline is April 18, 2018. Please submit all applications to Mark Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
MLS Fees for 2nd Quarter
Reminder: Notices have gone out that second quarter MLS fees ($104) are due as of Saturday, March 31 2017. Avoid a penalty, pay now!
Product of the Month – April
Are you Using C.A.R.’s Alexa Skill Yet?
Last week at Real Estate REvive we saw tech expert Doug Devitre demonstrate Alexa’s capabilities, and how this technology can be useful in our industry. Did you know that C.A.R. has an Alexa Skill for Amazon Echo products as well? READ MORE
CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh reports on the latest issues coming from local city governments, including Azusa Light & Water Upgrades, KB homes being built in Chino, package theft in Chino Hills, and more. READ MORE
The latest Census Bureau data shows “more people moved out of California to other states than moved in from other states,” with a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people; Arizona gained more than 63,000, and Nevada gained more than 38,000. READ MORE
Following two consecutive months of decline, existing-home sales rebounded 3% in February month over month and reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. READ MORE
C.A.R.’s Homeownership for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors Committee submitted nearly 1 million signatures to county elections officials throughout California. This will qualify the Property Tax Fairness Initiative (Portability) for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election ballot. This significant milestone illustrates the strength of our REALTOR® Party, demonstrating vision, leadership, and our grass roots campaign to improve housing opportunities for all Californians.
Mortgage Rates – The U.S. weekly average 30-year fixed rate rose 1 basis point to 4.45 % in this week’s survey. (FreddieMac)
Fair Housing Act – One of the most significant laws guiding the real estate industry today was signed 50 years ago on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, and national origin. (NAR)
In Case You Missed It….
Construction technologies startup ICON and housing nonprofit New Story unveiled their version of a 3D printed house at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. What could this mean for the housing crisis? READ MORE