Featured Classes and Events
Dec. 18 | New zipForm® Plus Webinar
Dec. 23-26 | The Santa Pause – All CVAR offices closed.
Dec. 30-Jan. 2 | All offices closed for the New Year holiday!
Jan. 4 | Citrus Valley Caravan
Jan. 8 | CRMLS Training CVAR HQ
2018 Dues Sent
Look for the e-mail notice that your local, state, and national dues for 2018, plus quarterly MLS fee, are due on Jan. 8, 2018. Go to the Benefits page to PAY NOW!
No Holiday Foreclosure Evictions
A nationwide suspension of evictions during the holiday season on foreclosed single-family homes has goes into effect starting today, Dec. 18, to Jan. 2. The moratorium applies to all foreclosed, occupied homes owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. READ MORE
Gift Ideas for Clients
REALTOR® magazine has a few ideas about holiday gifts for clients.
Federal Reserve Rate Hike
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates last week but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration’s proposed tax cuts. READ MORE
FHA to Increase Loan Limits Jan. 1
The Federal Housing Administration announced that it will increase its loan limits in most areas of the country in 2018. READ MORE
C.A.R. on Tax Proposal
The mortgage interest deduction limit will be reduced from $1 million to $750,000 on mortgages for a first or second home and the deduction of state and local tax deductions, including property, sales, and income tax, are capped at $10,000. See what C.A.R. President Steve White has to say. READ MORE
Client Tip: 7 Places Sellers
Forget to Clean
We notice gunk on the floor, cobwebs in the corners, and dust on the overhead fan–but the seller might not. The author of “The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home,” reveals the seven spots homeowners are likely to miss. READ MORE
All CRMLS Users Have Free Access to Homesnap.com
and the Homesnap Pro app!
Wildfire Prediction – KTLA revealed the massive numbers so far from the Thomas fire.
Rain Expected – Torched soil could create a huge risk for mudslides. (CNBC)
Free CE Courses – Claim your free 45-hour online CE course package in 2017, select classes, and take up to one year to complete them. (C.A.R.)
In Case You Missed It….
New Member Benefit – Realsatisfied!
Realsatisfied is a new member benefit now available that helps agents and brokers measure personal performance and customer satisfaction, with real-time reports and national bench marking. It’s a web-based application through CRMLS for collecting and measuring customer feedback. All active members look for the link you should have received via email.
REALTOR® Items Discount All Month!