Featured Classes and Events
See more about Summer Kickoff and all the events, special discounts and free classes coming up during CVAR’s Member Appreciation Month in June!
May Product of the Month
Mt. View School District Showcase
REALTORS® are invited to find out more about the Mountain View School District in El Monte at the REALTORS® and Media School Showcase on May 30. Languages include Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. READ MORE
14 Tips to Manage Stress
The ability to manage stress and roll with the punches will determine if you have what it takes to be successful. See tips from 14 successful people, who let go of daily stressors they cannot control. READ MORE
April 2019 Cities Report
Two schools are closing in Azusa; two city managers have been fired; White Avenue could get wider in LaVerne; El Monte is close to a townhouse deal, and speculators plan to build in Ontario. These are just a few topics in the latest Cities Report from CVAR Gov. Affairs Director Bill Ruh. READ MORE
Redfin Plan Could Eliminate Buyer’s Agent
Redfin announced that it has been testing a pilot program that allows consumers to make direct offers on Redfin-listed homes through the company’s website—an innovation that could result in cutting out buyers’ agents entirely. READ MORE
Job Losses Are ‘Inevitable’
California must take action to prepare for an inevitable wave of job losses, Gov. Gavin Newsom said recently, due to the rapid rise of automation and advances in technology, an economic transformation that will affect millions of workers over the next decade. READ MORE
“Finally wages and home prices are aligning.”
–Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, at the National Assn. of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo in Washington DC.
SB50 on Hold – Sen. Scott Wiener’s bill to revamp local development rules by promoting denser housing around public transit gets put on hold by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Affordability Up – More Californians could afford to purchase a home in the first quarter of 2019 as lower mortgage interest rates and cooler seasonal home prices combined with higher income levels to improve California housing affordability. (C.A.R.)
Flood Extension – The House voted last week to extend the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30. The Senate must also approve the measure before May 31—when the NFIP is set to expire—to avoid lapses in government-backed flood insurance policies. (NAR)