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Summer Kickoff – Save the Date!
House sponsorships are available for each of the four gorgeous, $1 million+ homes throwing their doors open to the CVAR bash featuring food, fun and networking in a fabulous setting. And each home will feature a different culinary theme: South of the Border, Western BBQ, Taste of Italy, and Asian Fusion.
Booth sponsorships are also available. READ MORE
Candidate for 2017 President (2-year term)
Don Gebhard, KALEO Real Estate Co.
Don has been with CVAR since 2009, serving on Local Government Relations (LGR) and MLS committees, and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. He’s the Chair of Budget and Finance, and also a director on the state level, with C.A.R.
His reason for running: “To continue serving to give back, and to position CVAR to be in the forefront of all association for years to come.”
Candidate for 2017 President-Elect (3-year term)
Linda Clinton, Century 21 Beachside
Linda has been a CVAR member since 1994, serving on the Grievance, LGR, MLS, Scholarship and Professional Standards committees. She’s currently Chair of the Professional Standards committee.
“I want to continue to use my experience working together with like-minded members who have dedicated their time to keep CVAR a first-class organization, enabling members to conduct business with the highest ethical and educational standards.”
Candidates for CVAR Board of Directors (2-year terms)
Heather Brang, KALEO Real Estate Co.
A member since 2008, Heather has served on the Membership Value Committee since 2009, and has been a CAF director since 2015.
“I believe in giving back to this industry and feel my experience can contribute to protecting it.”
Bruce Engles , Realty World All Stars
Bruce has served CVAR as a member of the Board of Directors numerous times since 2006, is a past president and is currently President of the CVAR Community Awareness Foundation. He is currently Chair of the MLS Forum and LGR Committee, and has also served on the Budget and Finance Committee and, on the state level, the C.A.R. Board of Directors.
“With my experience and background, I feel I can help CVAR plan for the short and long-term changes that are needed to keep CVAR as the Board of Choice for our members, as I have over the past 10 years.”
Carol Ann Facciponti, Carousel Realty
A CVAR member since 1986, Carol has served on numerous committees, represents Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® as a C.A.R. and N.A.R. Director, is a current member of the CVAR Board of Directors, and is a past President.
“With over 30 years as a REALTOR® and broker, I have seen many of the real estate cycles. I understand the market from that long-term perspective. I want to utilize this knowledge to continue to serve the real estate community.”
Danielle Fontes, RE/MAX Masters
With CVAR since 2010, Danielle is a member of CVAR’s 2016 Board of Directors, a member of Young Professionals Network (YPN) since 2012, and was the Chair in 2015. She’s been on the Membership Value Committee since 2014, and is the Chair for 2016.
“I have a strong passion to serve, educate and protect my fellow REALTORS® in this industry … our industry is constantly in battles with new legislation that could affect our livelihood as well as our clients’ dream of homeownership.”
Susan Hennebry, Realty One Group
A CVAR member since 2001, Susan has been on the Grievance Committee for 2 years, and the MLS and Professional Standards committees for a year.
“I have enjoyed serving on the committees and feel the Board of Directors would be a great next step for me.”
Barbara McClelland, Century 21 Citrus Realty
Barbara has been a CVAR member since 1978, serving as President in 2012 and a member of the Board of Directors numerous times. She’s been a CAF Board Member, served on the Professional Standards committee 11 years; Budget & Finance over 8 years, and as Vice-Chair and Chair for Membership and Bylaws.
“I truly enjoy service to the association. Real estate is my passion, and I believe that one of the best ways to show it is to volunteer my time and experience to help enhance the image of REALTORS® and our professionalism.”
Helen Moreno, Realty Masters & Associates
Helen has been an active CVAR member since 2007. She’s been on the CVAR Grievance Committee 8 years, and Grievance Committee Chair for 3 years. She was also a member of Young Professionals Network (YPN), and 2016 is her first year on Professional Standards, LGR and C.A.R. Forums Committee.
“I would like to give back to the community that has helped me… I would like to be part of the process of raising the bar for REALTORS® in our local community.”
Laura Pinelli, Laura Pinelli Real Estate Services
Laura, a CVAR member since 2007, spent 4 years on the Grievance Committee and is the current Chair, and also is a former MLS Committee member. She’s in her first year on C.A.R. Professional Standards and MLS committees.
“I understand more so now the need as well as the importance of REALTORS®/Brokers being involved … we all have a duty to be involved to strengthen the industry not only for ourselves but for the public we serve.”
Watch for more information on Election 2017 coming soon.
Are Background Checks Illegal?
During “Fair Housing Month” in April, the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a guidance that has landlords and property managers aflutter about whether they’re breaking the law if they reject a potential tenant based on a background check. The reason for the new interpretation of this section of the federal Fair Housing Act? Blame the Internet. Whether a person is ultimately convicted or not, the arrest information is easily obtainable on the Internet, and included in background checks used to choose tenants for housing and apartment rentals.
Property Tax Rates by State
Illinois has the highest property taxes in the country, at 2.67%, while Hawaii has the lowest, at .31%. California is in the middle (I’ll bet you expected us to be higher!).
CVAR in Sacramento!
A group of CVAR members got the rare opportunity to attend Legislative Day in Sacramento, meet legislators at the Capitol–and to see just how much of an impact individual REALTORS® can have on policymakers!
CVAR REALTORS® making their first trip to Legislative Day were Nicole Jones of HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty in Upland; Kevin Lee of Coldwell Banker Millennium in Glendora; Brittany Susca and Terry Susca of Realty World All Stars in Rancho Cucamonga; Frank Martinez of Century 21 Primetime REALTORS® in Montclair; Gabriel Favela of Berkshire Hathaway in Covina, and Olivia Tamba, of Century 21 Beachside in Upland.
For more of our adventures in Sacramento CLICK HERE!
Why Americans Really Buy Homes
A majority of home buyers, especially those purchasing their first home, are looking for a place to call their own, put down roots and make memories. They value the emotional benefits of owning a home as much as financial ones.
Most home sellers are seeing plenty of equity when selling their home. On average in March, sellers sold for $30,500 more than what they had paid for their home–a 17 percent gain, according to RealtyTrac’s First Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report. It’s the highest average price gain for sellers since December 2007.
Wire Fraud Alert to Your Buyers
The National Assn. of REALTORS® has produced this video to alert your buyers to a scam being perpetrated during real estate transactions.
Learn more about the Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County housing market by selecting from the following list.