- January 26 | FREE! Lunch & Learn – Setting 2016 Goals
- February 4 | Contract College Series
- February 4 | CVAR Commercial Forum
- February 5 | Understanding Living Trusts & Title Issues
- February 8 | CRMLS Training
- February 9 | Find, List & Sell Commercial Investment Property
- February 9 | Strengthen Your Listing Presentation With Technology
What’s Topping Home Buyers’ Shopping Lists
Home buyers are looking for storage, energy efficiency and outdoor space, according to the latest preference survey released by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week.
Two Ways Crowdfunding Can
Boost Your Real Estate Business
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is coming out with a rule that will make crowdfunding a more mainstream way to raise money. There are two reasons this development applies to you as a real estate professional.
Housing Headed for Higher Ground in 2016
A firming economy, solid job growth, rising consumer confidence, higher household formations and pent-up demand are helping to bring buyers back into the marketplace, and these factors will bode well for housing in 2016, according to economists speaking at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
Expect Construction to Take Strides This Year
The pace of new construction, which has been stagnant over the past few years, is ready to rev up. An estimated 1.26 million housing starts are expected this year, up 13.4 percent from last year, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Celebrate CVAR West With Us!
Our week-long Grand Opening begins February 8! Be among the first 50 visitors to the new CVAR West office, 1170 Durfee Ave., Ste A, South El Monte, and receive a free gift. All flags and riders 30% off at this location only. Ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., includes free food, drinks and gifts!
U.S. Real Estate to Draw More Foreign Investors in 2016
Most foreign investors expect to put more money into U.S. property this year than they did in 2015, with New York remaining the top target market worldwide, according to a survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. Sixty-four percent of respondents said they intend to make modest or major increases to investments in U.S. real estate this year.
U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate
Concerned about illicit money flowing into luxury real estate, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that it would begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end properties. The initiative will start in two of the nation’s major destinations for global wealth: Manhattan and Miami-Dade County.
Tech Trends That Will Change the Way Properties are Shown
Imagine a new way to transport your out-of-town buyers to the living room of a home for sale without them ever having to leave their desk. Or how about ways to show the expanse of a property from above rooftops? Maybe you dare to dream of a easier way to move smoothly from property to property as you work with your clients. Technology has the potential to shake up the real estate business and overhaul how you conduct showings in the future.
3 Things Your Sellers Should Know for 2016
There are three dominant trends in real estate that your sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important when it comes to selling a home in 2016. Do you agree?
4 Reasons 2016 Is the Year to Buy a Home
If your buyers have been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they’re likely to start going up, buyers haven’t missed the chance to get a deal on a house.
8 Ways ‘Star Wars’ Relates to Your Business
The force can awaken inside you in 2016 if you take these principles from the latest “Star Wars” box office mega-hit and apply them to your real estate business.
REALTORS®’ Top Concerns Heading into 2016
An improving job market, still-low interest rates, and recent measures to make credit more accessible are all offering help to the housing market’s recovery, but several challenges prompting closing delays remain. The latest REALTORS® Confidence Index conducted in November reveals some of the most common concerns that REALTORS® raised in the survey.
What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing
Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept a zero-interest rate policy in place. But on Wednesday, in a largely anticipated move, they voted to bring an end to that era and increased its benchmark short-term interest rate by 25 basis points from near zero.
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Tips for Battling Against Low Inventory
A shortage of homes for-sale is creating a roadblock for some would-be home buyers. In some markets, home buyers are left scrambling for a scant number of homes for-sale and that is sending home prices escalating.
Q3 2015 Market Statistics!
Learn more about the Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County housing market by selecting from the following list.