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April 24 | Tax Free Retirement
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April 25 | Homesnap Pro 101
April 26 | Break Through Your Business Barriers
April 27 | Notary Masters
April 27 | Remine Webinar (Free member benefit)
Data Share: CRMLS, High Desert MLS
Starting today, April 23, CRMLS will be displaying reciprocal login credentials for High Desert AOR in the Links tab in Matrix. READ MORE
Client Tip: IRS Warns of Tax Refund Scam
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. READ MORE
CVAR Tech Edition
Future Is Now for Voice Technology
Doug Devitre talks about real estate professionals being on the forefront of the explosion of voice technology. READ MORE
Dos & Don’ts of Photoshopping Listings
The REALTORS® Code of Ethics Article 12 says REALTORS® “shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations.” So, how can you be sure your edited images don’t cross the line?
Is AI Your Competition?
The latest technology that may have REALTORS® concerned is artificial intelligence (AI). Consumers are testing the waters, even though some studies show transactions without an agent bring lower prices on average. READ MORE
Will Tech Replace Commercial Brokers?
Millions of dollars have been invested to eliminate the commercial real estate broker’s role in a transaction. One broker explains why it won’t happen in the immediate future. READ MORE
Foreign Buyers – Last year Asian buyers accounted for 71% of California homes sold to foreign buyers. The next closest was Latin Americans at 14%. (Calmatters.org).
Housing Bill DOA – Sen. Scott Wiener’s Senate Bill 827, making it easier to build high-density housing near transit, was rejected by the transportation and housing committee. (Curbed)
Inland Empire – Riverside County’s median hit $398,000, the highest since the Great Recession and up 6.1% (or $23,000) from March 2017. In San Bernardino County, the median was $280,000, up 7.7% or $20,000 year over year. (OC Register)
Transactions Fall – San Bernardino County was SoCal’s only county with an increase: Transactions there rose 0.4%.
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1st Quarter 2018 Market Data
Bring the latest housing market info to your clients!
The 1st Quarter market data for 2018 is now available at CVAR Market At A Glance. See the latest market information for three counties:
In Case You Missed It….
Zillow Gets Into Flipping Houses
Zillow Group continues to veer from its original business model (as a real estate listing company that makes money through advertising), by venturing into the business of buying and flipping homes. READ MORE
Appraisers React to Decision
While NAR and the Appraiser Qualification Board have reported a “fix” in regards to the appraiser shortage, veteran appraisers say that lowering the standard doesn’t address the problem with Appraisal Management Companies. READ MORE