Featured Classes and Events
Aug. 27 | Ethics Day Replay – All Locations
Sept. 3 | Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Sept. 6 | Citrus Valley Caravan – CVAR HQ
Sept. 6 | Summit Viewing Party
Sept. 13 | Committees & Cocktails
Sept. 14 | Safety Online & Off
Sept. 20 | End of Summer Bash!
Committees & Cocktails Sept. 13
Learn the benefits of getting involved in your association from colleagues at the Committees & Cocktails event on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at CVAR headquarters.
Compass Points to Blockbuster Deal
Compass is closing in on a blockbuster deal to buy Pacific Union International Realty, one of the largest brokerages on the West Coast, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin confirmed last week in an email to employees. READ MORE
CA Market & Troubling ‘B’ Word
The “b” word (bubble) is on the minds of many. With reports of sharp declines in home sales, shrinking inventory and rising home prices, California’s situation may have implications for the entire country. READ MORE
Tax Break for Inherited Rentals
California provides a tax break designed to protect families from sharp tax increases on the death of a loved one. Now unintended consequences have come to light. READ MORE
Client Tip: 6 Smart Home Upgrades
Know your audience. That’s true anytime you’re selling something, but it’s especially true when it could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars more for a home! READ MORE
Price Gouging – Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra has issued Consumer Alerts following the Governor’s declarations of emergency for four major California wildfires, which include San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties. (ca.gov)
Wildfire & Mortgages – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent out reminders to servicers, saying homeowners impacted by the fires are eligible to stop making mortgage payments for up to 12 months.
Foreclosure Increase – 21 states posted a year-over-year increase in foreclosure starts in July, including Florida (up 35%); California (up 3%), and Texas (up 7%). (Attom Data)
Product of the Month – August