CVAR’s Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Guide
• What’s Happening at CVAR under the COVID-19 restrictions.
• What REALTORS® Can & Can’t Do – Open House/Showing Guide
• Latest COVID-19 Updates, from C.A.R. CLICK HERE
Free Online Classes
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March 30 | Legal Update & Coronavirus Form – Ed Estes
March 31 | 1031 Exchange for Beginners – Phil Atwan
April 1 | Reverse Mortgage Educators
April 1 | The Lockdown w/ Dan Smith
April 2 | Virtual Happy Hour w/ Kim & Kris
April 3 | License Renewal – REVEI – FEE $85
Ongoing | CRMLS Training Webinars – Free
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2Q MLS Due March 31 – Pay Now
CRMLS has notified all associations in the state that they will not waive fees.
News & Featured Articles
Real Estate Designated ‘Essential’
Residential Real Estate has been listed as an essential service in the March 28, 2020 Federal list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. However, open houses are still restricted!
REALTOR® Role: Census Day Is April 1
April 1 is Census Day. This year’s Census will determine how $675 billion in federal funds are distributed. If an area is undercounted, it could miss out on significant federal funding and appropriate representation in government, potentially limiting its future growth. What’s the REALTORS®’ role?
10 Things to Help Brokers Weather the Storm
Leaders need to step up their game and steer their brokerages in the right direction during this global coronavirus pandemic. Here are 10 things brokers should consider when leading through a crisis.
IRS Updates; Deadlines; Tax Credits
#TaxDay is now set for July 15: Treasury and #IRS are extending both the filing deadline AND federal tax payments, regardless of amount owed, without penalties and interest.
Stimulus Passed – The $2 trillion package includes provisions that may assist our members through this crisis. C.A.R. worked with NAR to ensure that REALTOR®-supporting provisions remained in the final bill–your RAF dollars at work! (C.A.R.)
REALTOR® Assistance – Financial assistance is available to REALTORS® in the form of small business loans and other federal and state relief programs. (C.A.R.)
Grace Period – Banks agreed to a 90-day grace period for mortgage payments in an agreement with the state of California. “Families should not lose their homes because of COVID-19. Very pleased that Wells Fargo, Citi, JPMorgan, and US Bank have agreed to a 90 day grace period for mortgage payments for those impacted by #COVID19,” Gov. Newsom tweeted. (The Hill)
Market At A Glance – 4th Quarter
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In Case You Missed It…
How to Do Business From Home
Author-Broker Bernice Ross explains that the real estate industry has already embraced conducting business virtually, whether it’s writing digital offers, using transaction tracking platforms or negotiating on Skype and Zoom, so now is the time to completely embrace going virtual. She explains how. READ MORE
Refinance Requests Soar With Rate Drop
The Wall St. Journal reports that homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages thanks to big falls in interest rates prompted by fears of the spreading coronavirus. Some lenders are having trouble keeping up with the red-hot demand.