Featured Classes and Events
Oct. 22 | Tax Strategies – All Locations
Oct. 23 | Mortgage 101 – CVAR East
Oct. 25 | Ethics Training – All Locations – Free
Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference & Expo Nov. 14 at CVAR
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Committees Deadline Friday!
You have until this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, to apply for committee membership.
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Nominate Your Peers by Nov. 1
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, for CVAR’s REALTOR® of the Year, Honorary Member for Life, Affiliate of the Year, and the Community Service Award.
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10 Scary Decorative Trends
October may be the month for ghosts and goblins, but no one should confuse your listing for the gates of home design hell. REALTOR® Magazine’s staging surveys and feedback from professional designers lead to the choices for this year’s scariest home decor trends. READ MORE
Bieber’s Bad: Selling on Instagram
Justin Bieber surprised fans and real estate agents this month by announcing on Instagram his desire to sell the $8.5 million mansion. Here’s the Top 3 mistakes he’s making that a REALTOR® would have avoided.
Remote Jobs Attracting Workers
Working remotely in a low-cost area is becoming easier at a time when it’s also becoming more appealing.
Latinxs Wealth in Housing
People of Hispanic, Latinx or Spanish origin are becoming homeowners at a higher rate than the overall U.S. population.
Builder Optimism – Home builders are gung-ho again thanks to dramatically lower mortgage rates. (MarketWatch)
Least Tax-Friendly – In all of the U.S., Illinois is No. 1, in large part to its high property taxes, followed by Connecticut and New York, both of which have pretty high-income taxes. California didn’t make the list–but it didn’t make the Top 10 most tax-friendly either! (MarketWatch)
October Product of the Month
In Case You Missed It….
It’s Official: New Housing Laws
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law last week meant to address the housing/homeless crisis. One caps rent increases in multi-family structures, the other limits public hearings on developments. READ MORE
What Affordable Looks Like
Communities often oppose “affordable housing” because they think it’s for the destitute. But these days, middle-income earners usually qualify for “affordable housing” that’s more upscale than eyesore.
A Gold Mine for Agents
Every real estate agent should have at least one neighborhood guide on their website. This will be an incredibly powerful tool to help convert prospective home buyers and sellers that are visiting your site. READ MORE