Featured Classes and Events
- Nov. 13 | CRMLS Training – Free – CVAR East
- Nov. 13 | License Renewal – CVAR West
- Nov. 14 | Mortgage Workshop – CVAR East – FULL
- Nov. 15 | Real Estate FORWARD
- Nov. 16 | Strategies for an Online Presence
- Dec. 6 | 22nd Annual Holiday Installation Breakfast
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Deadline for Free Reverse Mortgage Assistance Nov. 30
Applications for the free mortgage-assistance program must be received by 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Homeowners who have a reverse mortgage and are at-risk of foreclosure should contact their reverse mortgage servicer to apply or receive more information about the program. READ MORE
Top 7 Ways to Annoy Clients
If you’ve ever sensed annoyance, anger or frustration in your client’s demeanor, you might be guilty of one of the following seven things that aggravate clients.
Client Tip: Time to Winterize
Maybe your clients moved to California to get away from chin-deep snow. But that doesn’t mean they can skip the wintertime maintenance. Here are some basic tips that can help avoid repairs or excessive heating bills:
Value of Open Houses in Digital Age
Nay-sayers slam the door on open houses, calling them “outdated,” a tool that is no longer necessary in today’s tech environment. The truth is that there are tangible benefits to both the seller and the real estate agent in offering a well-planned and executed open house. READ MORE
Why Did C.A.R. Membership Go Up $100?
To fund a ballot initiative that will allow homeowners age 55 and older to transfer their property tax basis to any home in the state, purchase any price home, and to transfer their basis as many times as they wish, C.A.R. directors voted to assess members $100 in the next dues billing, which you will see in the December dues billing for 2018. READ MORE
2018 Planners Discounted
in All 3 CVAR Stores!
Glendora – South El Monte – Rancho Cucamonga
Housing Markets – 48% of the nation’s top 50 are now considered “overvalued,” according to CoreLogic.
Fannie Mae Index – Net share of Americans who say it’s a good time to buy fell 6 points to 22%, erasing much of last month’s 10 percentage point rise.
Mortgage Credit Index – Availability of mortgage credit decreased slightly in October according a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Amount Needed – It takes a six-figure income to afford a typical house sold in the Los Angeles metro area, according to the C.A.R. housing affordability index.
Save the Date
22nd Annual Installation & Holiday Breakfast
In Case You Missed It….
Should REALTORS® Fear the Tax Plan?
C.A.R. and NAR officially oppose legislation that hinders homeownership. When the Republican Tax Plan rolled out last week, these are the things with which the associations are taking issue. READ MORE
CalBRE Goes From Bureau to Department
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 173 (Dodd), a C.A.R.-sponsored bill that will return CalBRE to its standing as the Department of Real Estate within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH) under the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Chino Hills, Diamond Bar File Lawsuits; Amazon in Pomona?
Chino Hills and Diamond Bar have filed lawsuits against the City of Industry, in efforts to halt that city’s bid to build a massive solar farm inside their boundaries. Is Amazon coming to Pomona? Read more about what’s happening in our local city governments that effect our business from CVAR’s Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh. READ MORE
Do’s & Don’ts of Advertising Listings on Facebook
The most common type of advertising we see real estate agents doing on Facebook is posting a link to their latest listing and boosting it for $5. But if you’re serious about using Facebook advertising to generate leads, there are a couple of issues with boosting a post that you should know about. READ MORE
Real Estate FORWARD
Micro-Conference & EXPO
CRMLS Attorney Ed Zorn; Carol Quan, Special Assistant to the Assessor, and C.A.R. Senior Economist Jordan Levine are among the prominent speakers slated for the inaugural Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference & Expo, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the California Country Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Also, hear from a Top Producers panel. Admission is FREE! Watch for more details.