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Nov. 21 | Mortgage Loan Origination – CVAR East
Nov. 22 | Loan Document Certification
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RE FORWARD: A Step Closer to Success in 2020
Our speakers included, from left, Frank Del Rio, Shannon Parks and Dan Smith, along with C.A.R. Deputy Chief Economist Jordan Levine. Click to see the Real Estate FORWARD recap!
CVAR had a full house for the informative Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference. Watch this space for details on how you can view the 2-hour session that includes the 2020 Economic Forecast and an overview of new C.A.R. forms for 2020.
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City Wants Shot at Rent-Controlled Homes
The Los Angeles City Council’s housing committee wants the committee or tenants to have the opportunity to buy a rent-controlled building if the owner plans to demolish it. READ MORE
Unconventional Loans on Rise
Unconventional mortgages are on the rise, does that mean we’re headed back to the bad old days that led to the housing meltdown? Probably not, although if there’s a rise in delinquencies, it could signal trouble ahead.
Condos or Cocktails to Replace Sears?
Now that the Sears store at Montclair Place is closing, what will take its place? Councilman Bill Ruh, CVAR’s Director of Government Affairs, cited the North Montclair Specific Plan, which calls for housing, retail and transit. READ MORE
5 Tips for Going ‘Live’ on Social Media
Using Facebook live, Instagram and other social media video tools to promote yourself–your “brand”–can boost your business. Here are 5 Tips on creating a successful video.
Unemployment Low – California’s unemployment rate fell to a new record low of 3.9% in October. The California Employment Development Department says the state added 23,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month. The previous record low was 4% set in September. (USNews&WorldReport)
Cities at Risk – The State Auditor released a new analysis of cities at risk of a fiscal crisis. Some of those problems are at least partly due to local officials’ having to set aside more money than ever to cover pension promises made to government employees.
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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