Featured Classes and Events
- Nov. 20 | CRMLS Training – Free – West
- Nov. 22 | Mortgage Loan Officer Renewal
- Nov. 23-26 | All CVAR Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
- Dec. 6 | 22nd Annual Holiday Installation Breakfast
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Client Tip: Avoid 5 Holiday Host Disasters
What are the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and how can you prevent them? We collected five of the most prevalent issues and give you preventative tips to keep your holiday party on track. READ MORE
Facebook Gets Into Rental Listings
Facebook plans to significantly expand its rental real estate listings, going head-to-head with Craigslist, eBay, and other e-commerce platforms.
Opioids Threaten Agents
REALTORS® who deal with mostly high-end properties may feel a greater sense of security on the job, but with the growth of opioid abuse, they may have a higher risk of running into drug addicts, according to a report by CNBC and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Fight Over Tax Plan Has Just Begun
Last week the House passed a tax reform package that the National Association of REALTORS® calls a tax hike on many middle-class homeowners and says would lower property values for all homeowners. “The real work to shape this debate is just getting started,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall.
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
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
Flood Insurance – The House passed the 21st Century Flood Reform Act; the Senate votes next. NAR backs the insurance program’s reauthorization.
CFPB Resignation – Richard Cordray, director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will leave at the end of the month.
Income to Rent – Nearly half of renters devote more than 30% of their income to rent. (Census Bureau data)
Save the Date
22nd Annual Installation & Holiday Breakfast
In Case You Missed It….
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.