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Agent Accused of Price Gouging
A real estate agent faces three misdemeanor charges for allegedly raising the monthly rent by more than 10% on a California property she owns following the devastating fires in Northern Bay Area counties last year. What does the law say? READ MORE
House Rentals Are ‘Plan B’
The multifamily sector has seen a frenzy of apartment construction over the last decade, but single-family homes were the fastest growing type of rental. Single-family rentals rose by 31%, while the multifamily sector grew by 14%. READ MORE
4 Demographic Shifts to Watch
The aging of America, more immigrants, and a population that’s heading south are a few big trends to watch that will likely have a great impact on the housing market over the next decade. Here are some of the demographic trends to watch. READ MORE
Positioning Homebuyers For Success
It’s no secret that home prices in California have seen steady (and in some areas rapid) appreciation in value over the past six years. The question is, is it too late to jump in? READ MORE
Affordability Slips – It’s falling even further from last year as home prices continue to rise and mortgage rates increase across the U.S., according to a joint report from NAR and realtor.com. (HousingWire)
AI in Real Estate – C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate panels discussed how the real estate industry can adopt and embrace artificial intelligence, and how to deal with the Bay Area housing crisis. See both recordings on C.A.R.’s Facebook page.
Opposing AB 2618 – The bill requires real estate licensees to complete a mandatory property management certification program to perform property management services that they are already licensed to provide. C.A.R. opposes the bill.
Price Gouging Penalty – Make sure you and your clients know that the rules aren’t just restricted to cities/counties where the emergency or disaster is located. (CA DOJ)
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….
Dos & Don’ts of Photoshopping Listings
Article 12 of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics says, “REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and 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? READ MORE
Will Technology Replace Commercial Brokers?
Much has been written about disruption in the commercial real estate industry. Millions of dollars have been invested to eliminate our role in a transaction. Why that won’t happen–yet. READ MORE