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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).
April 5 | CRMLS: Marketing Solutions
April 6 | DST in 1031 Exchange – Rick Martinez
April 6 & 8 | NCREA Commercial Property
April 12 | CRMLS Training – Matrix Searching 101
April 15 | Estate Planning & Trusts – Paul Velasco
Tuesdays | Contract College – Weekly Series
Fridays | License Renewal – Crash Course for Brokers/Agents ($85)
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Lessons From Leaders: Marty Rodriguez, Eileen Oldroyd
Click the video above for a short clip featuring Marty Rodriguez and Eileen Oldroyd, sharing their knowledge of what leads to success! Watch the entire episode of “REal Talk, REal People with Stephanie Velez at CVAR.Live! Also check out our CVAR YouTube channel.
Accepting Applications for 2022
CVAR Board – Deadline April 15!
REALTOR® members are eligible to apply for a 2-year term on the Citrus Valley AOR Board of Directors. Help steer the association into the future!
Q2 MLS Past Due
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News & Featured Articles
CVAR President’s Message
CVAR’s 2021 President Janine Shedlock says that, as we move tier to tier, every day REALTORS® and independent contractors, “need to wake up and self motivate.”
Trulia Founder on REALTORS’® New Normal
Trulia co-founder Pete Flint warned the audience at the recent Inman Connect Zoom to get ready for a new way of doing business—even after the pandemic and its restrictions elapse. Included in the “new normal” is a transaction process that is going to be fully digitized.
6 Tips to Reduce Your Taxes
If a taxpayer can manage their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2021 to stay below $75,000 (or $150,000, if married), the tax savings related to even small reductions in AGI can be incredible.
For six tips for reducing your AGI–and your taxes….
3D Printed Homes in CA
The desert landscape of California’s Coachella Valley will soon be home to the first US neighborhood comprised entirely of 3D-printed houses. The printers have the capacity to make a 350-sq-ft home in less than 24 hours.
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Join: April 27 Legislative Day
CVAR’s REALTOR® members are invited to participate in the eye-opening experience of meeting with state legislators to explain the REALTOR® position on measures vital to our industry.
Hosted by the California Association of REALTORS®, click to see more information / sign up here.
Over-Assessed – Across the country, in city after city, homes in low-income neighborhoods are systematically over-assessed relative to their actual market prices, while those in rich areas are under-assessed. The net result is a transfer of billions of dollars of tax burdens from rich households to poor ones. (Washington Post)
Housing Numbers – The single-family housing market was particularly strong in 2020. As of Q4 2020, home prices appreciated 10.8% year over year, according to the FHFA Home Price Index, and N.A.R. reported that monthly sales of existing homes were more than 20% higher, year over year, in Q4 2020. We attribute much of housing’s strength to the response of policymakers and consumers to the truly unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. (FHFA)
Chino Construction – A major construction project to widen Central Avenue at the 60 Freeway exchange in Chino begins today, and is scheduled to continue through the fall 2022, the San Bernardino County Construction Authority. Lane closures on the 60 Freeway between the on- and off-ramps at Central Avenue will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
Curbside at CVAR – Order your store items by calling: (909) 305-2827. Designate the store (Glendora, South El Monte, or Rancho Cucamonga) where you’ll pick up. Call upon arrival to pick up curbside, contact-free. Please wear a mask!
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In Case You Missed It…
Prop 19: Effective April 1
Your clients may be able to buy or sell and obtain the tax savings under Prop 19 as long as the corresponding sale takes place on or after April 1. Any such homeowner must be advised to speak with their own legal or tax counselor on their eligibility for property tax savings.
April – Fair Housing Month
Norman Lear: ‘House Divided’
Norman Lear, creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons,” speaks with tenants, REALTORS®, homeless, housing activists, landlords and city officials for the investigative series “America Divided,” as we spotlight Fair Housing Month in April.
Click the video at right to see Lear’s examination of the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of racist discrimination that persists across the country today. See more programming on Fair Housing at NAR.realtor.
Avoid ‘Sight Unseen’ Liability
With the shift to virtual tours and showings in the past year, more buyers are making offers without setting foot inside a home. It’s important for real estate pros to know the risks in “sight unseen” sales that can lead to liability—and take steps to mitigate those risks.