Featured Classes and Events
Sept. 11 | zipForm® Basics – All Locations
Sept. 12 | Contract College – CVAR East
Sept. 13 |REALTOR® Safety – All Locations
Sept. 19 | Social Media the Millennial Way – CVAR East
Sept. 25-26 | REimagine Conference & Expo – LA Convention Center
Only a few seats left for this Friday’s REALTOR® Safety Day!
September: Product of the Month
It’s REALTOR® Safety Month at all 3 CVAR stores!
Packed House for
Homeless Solutions Summit
Watch the video to hear behind-the-scenes interviews with local experts from the Homeless Solutions Summit at CVAR last week. The panel talked about the successes their organizations have had, offered solutions for the homeless crisis in the San Gabriel Valley, and explained how REALTORS® can play a role.
Plan to Privatize Fannie & Freddie
Eleven years after the government bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the wake of the financial crisis, the Trump Administration on Thursday released a proposed a plan to bring the mortgage buyers out of government conservatorship. READ MORE
Client Tip: How Much to Save for Down Payment
Conventional wisdom states that housing expenses should never exceed 28% of a buyer’s total monthly income. Find out how much your client should save for a down payment, and what are the pros and cons of a 3% or a 20% down payment.
Governments Clash on Building
As the state continues to face an affordable housing crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom and local governments in Southern California are heading toward a clash over just how much the region will grow in the next decade. READ MORE
‘Owning Up’ to Segregation in Real Estate Industry
“Owning Up,” a history exhibit that shows how real estate agents, builders, lenders, and others contributed to a system of segregation, was presented by the St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR). The subject matter is also part of the PBS documentary “Jim Crow of the North.” READ MORE
L.A. Record – Home prices in LA County surged to $635,000 in July, shattering an all-time record for the second month in a row. (Curbed)
Commission Reveal – Redfin plans to publicize buyer’s broker commissions on all Seattle listings on its site – not just its own – once new MLS rules take effect Oct. 1. The move came a week after the brokerage announcedit would publish the compensation it offers buyer’s brokers on it own listings. (Inman)