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2 Steps to Success in 2020
Two events this week will help prepare real estate professionals for 2020: One is hosted by C.A.R. at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga on Nov. 13, the other at CVAR in Glendora on Nov. 14, featuring C.A.R. experts with economic and legal updates, along with leading agents on their plans for success in 2020.
Murders Lead to Airbnb Crackdown
The town of Orinda, CA, is poised to ban certain short-term rentals after a shooting at an Airbnb listing left five dead. The incident shed light on just one of the problems that short-term rental companies face.
Wait, That’s My Listing Photo!
Real estate pros may spend considerable time on obtaining great listing photos, but sometimes they may overlook critical legal aspects. How do you know who owns the images and videos, and who can give others permission to use legally use them? READ MORE
Alexa, Did You Get Hacked?
Researchers reveal that Amazon Alexa, Google Voice, Apple Siri, and other voice-activated devices can be hacked by a laser. Should this be cause for concern for “smart home” owners? Probably. But there are solutions. READ MORE
Zillow Tests Closing Platform
Zillow is testing a “homegrown closing services” platform – including title and escrow services – in a handful of markets, in what the company says is an attempt to bring the company closer to offering a one-stop platform. READ MORE
Apple Housing – Apple joins other big tech companies that are pledging funds for affordable housing, a problem they helped create (as noted in last week’s CVAR At A Glance). (Curbed)
First-Timer Rise – At least 8.3 million first-time homebuyers will enter the mortgage market between 2020 and 2022. That number could climb to as high as 9.2 million if economic growth exceeds expectations, according to an analysis by TransUnion.
November Product of the Month
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Fed Cuts, Mortgage Rates Up
Mortgage rates rose yet again, despite last week’s Fed rate cut, illustrating how the Federal Reserve’s policy can have a somewhat limited effect on the mortgage market. READ MORE
Evacuation: What to Take
Many residents were forced to flee their homes with little notice during recent wildfires. Do you know how to be prepared in case a fire breaks out in your area? READ MORE
Young Adults Pick Small Towns
It’s not just something that happens in Hallmark Christmas movies. Young adults are leaving the big cities behind and opting for smaller towns to call home.