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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).
Home Office Tax Tip
Why do some remote workers raise red flags with their home office deduction? Attorney Tony Watson explains, in this tidbit from Keeping It REal with Kim & Kris. For the entire show on investment tax deductions this year, go to CVAR.live!
March 15 | CRMLS: Timesaving Tips
March 16 | Solar 101 – Do’s & Don’ts
March 16 | NCREA Commercial – CRE Sellers
March 18 | Maximize Downpayment Assistance
Tuesdays | Contract College – Weekly Series
Fridays | License Renewal – Crash Course for Brokers/Agents ($85)
See What You Missed at CVAR.Live!
Attorney Georgina Lepe explains a COVID-era rule in the video above. At right, hear Broker-Navy Veteran-Women’s Council member Taunee English in this sneak peek at the latest REal Talk, REal People w/ Stephanie Velez!
See the entire episodes on CVAR.Live, along with many more @Home With CVAR classes & events, including: RPA, BRE and RLA classes on our CVAR YouTube channel and on CVAR.Live!
News & Featured Articles
2nd Q MLS Fee DueClick to access your account
5 Lies Listing Agents Tell
Some agents will say just about anything to get a seller to ink a listing agreement, whether it’s true or not. Here are the top five lies listing agents tell and a few strategies for effectively responding to their falsehoods.
CA Among Largest Wealth Gains
Some CVAR markets are among the areas that saw the greatest wealth gains from homeownership between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2020.
What’s in Stimulus for REALTORS®
President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress last week, which includes $45 billion in rental, utility and mortgage assistance, with billions more for small businesses and live venues.
Real Estate Relief – The latest COVID-19 relief legislation passed by Congress includes $350 billion in aid for state and local governments, helping to protect real estate interests in small and struggling communities. Other NAR priorities contained within the bill include $21.55 billion for rental assistance, on top of the $25 billion allocated in December. (NAR)
Housing Sentiment – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased in February by 1.2 points to 76.5. Four of the HPSI’s six components fell month over month, including most notably the homebuying conditions and household income components. Offsetting much of that decline, however, was increased optimism regarding job security, with consumers reporting a significantly more positive view of the labor market compared to January. (Fannie Mae)
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In Case You Missed It…
CVAR Housing Snapshot
C.A.R. Analyst Guillermo Flores shares the numbers from the CVAR-area housing market, which he says “kicked off the year with a great start.” The Snapshot is exclusive to CVAR members.
10 Ways to Generate Listings
Recently CVAR shared the three strategies for finding listings in a low-inventory market. Here are 10 additional ways to proactively persuade potential sellers to put their properties on the market now.
Remote Workers’ Trickier Tax Rules
Because a significant number of Americans worked at home during the pandemic, states may make competing claims to their paychecks. The rules are complex and vary across the country.
Proposal to Delay Prop 19
Officials are hoping to delay a provision in Prop 19 that makes it more costly for children to inherit some homes from their parents.