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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).
Tuesdays | Contract College – Weekly Series
Feb. 17 | Understanding the 1031 Exchange
Feb. 18 | Not Your Average Financing
Feb. 22 | CRMLS Matrix: Engaging Clients
Today: Last Chance to Shred Old Documents
Today, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-noon is the final Shred Day, at CVAR West, 1170 Durfee Ave., South El Monte. Mask required. (Lines have been longest at 9 a.m. and close to noon.)
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Let Contracts Work for You!
Click the video to hear Attorney-Broker-Professor Ed Estes explain how he can help you get the most out of C.A.R. forms. Watch entire RPA, BRE and RLA classes at CVAR.Live!
News & Featured Articles
Zillow/ShowingTime: What Now?
Many agents are lamenting that Zillow’s purchase of ShowingTime is about Zillow getting its hands on data. Brad Inman, of Inman News, argues that this is a misplaced fear. Inman insists it’s about digital transactions.
840 Area Code Debuts Feb. 23
With the 909 area code region running short on available phone numbers, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the introduction of a new one.
Tech in Real Estate Getting Better
The coronavirus pandemic only accelerated changes that were already occurring in how REALTORS® conducted business, suggests Jeb Griffin, NAR director of strategy and innovation. Now more than ever REALTORS® are using technology to get business done.
Equity Soars – Nearly $70,000 in equity was gained by the average homeowner, and seller profits increased in more than 90% of U.S. housing markets tracked last year, marking the highest equity gains for owners of single-family homes and condos since 2006. (NAR)
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Best Since Recession – Single-family starts ended 2020 with the best year in home building since the Great Recession, and 11 percent higher than 2019. Ultra-low mortgage rates and a shift in housing preferences—including a growing demand for larger spaces, home offices, and outdoor amenities are driving the increase. (NAHB).
Mortgage Rates – Mortgage interest rates have increased in four of the first six weeks of 2021, cooling mortgage demand. Overall mortgage application volume fell 4.1% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. (MBA)
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In Case You Missed It…
C.A.R. Chief Economist Jordan Levine tells members of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® how their knowledge of Proposition 19 can benefit their clients in this one-minute overview. (See his 2021 Economic Update on CVAR’s REal Talk, REal People, at CVAR.Live!)
Part 1: Prop 19 Effective Feb. 16
There are two primary provisions of Proposition 19. One, taking effect Feb. 16, requires people who inherit property to use it as their primary residence or have its tax value reassessed. The other major provision allows for the transfer of property tax base from one California residence to another, effective April 1. What do REALTORS® need their clients to know?
3 Strategies to Finding Listings
A session at the recent Inman conference presented three concrete strategies for agents to generate more listings in inventory-starved markets.