CVAR’s COVID-19 Resources
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Latest COVID-19 Updates from C.A.R.
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® is conducting all business remotely. Meetings and classes presented by CVAR will be online and free of charge (see classes below).
Online at CVAR
Nov. 9 | CRMLS Closed – Veterans
Nov. 11 | CVAR Closed – Honoring Our Veterans
Nov. 12 | Contract College (Last Session Nov. 19)
Nov. 16 | CRMLS TRaining – MLS-Touch App
Nov. 17 | Prescreen Like a Pro – Amanda Belin
Fridays | REVEI License Renewal, Download the application here. Fee: $85. Register: (626) 385-5725 or Noakley@cvar.net
Conduct Leads to Ethics Changes
An “unprecedented” wave of complaints about its members’ social media conduct during this tumultuous year was the motivating factor for proposing expansion of the Code of Ethics. NAR board to vote this Friday.
What Changes Are Permanent?
The pandemic has re-ordered real estate markets across the board on an unprecedented scale. Which changes are irreversible?
Client Tip: How to Hang Pictures
Home improvement doesn’t have to mean taking a sledgehammer to a wall, though: One of the simplest ways to spruce up your home is to put up some framed pieces, a task that can often seem strangely daunting.
Short-term Movers – New data from the U.S. Postal Service shows that during the pandemic temporary moves were up 27% between February and July 2020 compared to the same period last year. The data, obtained and analyzed by moving tools and resources company MYMOVE, also shows that permanent changes of address increased by just 1.9% year over year. (Bloomberg)
Cost Disparity – Black Americans still pay more than any other group to own a home, a disparity that over 30 years contributes to roughly half the current $130,000 gap between Blacks and whites in savings at retirement, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows. The annual difference of $743 in mortgage interest payments, $550 in mortgage insurance premiums and $390 in property taxes, when invested over 30 years results in lost retirement savings of $67,320 for Black homeowners. (Reuters)
Did You Miss It?
If you missed Jeff Quintin, Real Estate Team Owner of The Quintin Group of Keller Williams Realty, the investor-developer-entrepreneur gave some fascinating insight on how his team is continuing to succeed, on last week’s REbound with Dan Smith.
Watch this and much more, covering everything from new eviction rules, Residential Listing and Purchase agreements to the 1031 Exchange, legal updates to strategies from top producers! Available to replay at CVAR.Live.
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In Case You Missed It…
DRE to Enforce COVID Showing Protocols
The Department of Real Estate (DRE) reiterated that the health and safety of consumers is a priority, and that complaints regarding non-compliance with the showing protocols have been and will continue to be investigated.
7 Bad Buyer Agent Behaviors
As a buyer’s agent, what do you do to get your offer accepted? If you are doing any of these seven behaviors listed, it’s time to stop now.