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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).
May 10 | CRMLS MLS-Touch App
May 12 | New Member Orientation
May 17 | CRMLS – Homesnap Pro
Fridays | License Renewal – Crash Course for Brokers/Agents ($85)
National Ethics Day
Live Streaming From CVAR June 17!
Deadline – N.A.R. Code of Ethics: All REALTORS® are required to take the Code of Ethics training by the end of 2021. But CVAR members are in luck. The irrepressible Leigh Brown will live stream her 3-hour training out to thousands of REALTORS® around the country, live from CVAR headquarters on June 17. This virtual training is free to CVAR members! REGISTER HERE #NationalEthicsDay #REeventsLive #CVARmembers
News & Featured Articles
C.A.R., CRMLS Respond to Glide Purchase
In response to the Compass purchase of Glide, the free member benefit available through the CMRLS dashboard, C.A.R and CRMLS have released the following responses.
Appeal Delays Lifting Eviction Ban
A federal judge has lifted the nationwide eviction ban after a seven-month legal battle between the Alabama Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But the Department of Justice is challenging the ruling, keeping the eviction ban in place–for now.
Consumer Sentiment at Historic Low
Consumer sentiment toward buying homes reached the lowest level in the history of the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) it was reported Friday. Few should be surprised that the lack of supply and high home prices are driving this pessimism. Click the button for highlights of expectations, job, mortgage rates and more.
Broker Strategies for Tight Inventory
The pandemic has turned that single-family home into a highly desirable object. When you’re a real estate agent, what do you do when sellers are scarce, and builders are having trouble meeting demand?
Stop Losing Sales Leads
Successfully converting prospects to leads and closed business has become a fine art. No matter how refined a process becomes, losing a lead is inevitable. Here we’ll discuss some common problems that may lead to sales loss and how you can correct them.
1st Quarter 2021 Market Stats!
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Low-Income Refi – FHFA announced that it will implement a new refinance option for low-income borrowers with Fannie/Freddie-backed single-family mortgages. Eligible borrowers will benefit from a reduced interest rate and lower monthly payment. FHFA estimates that borrowers who take advantage of the new refinance option could save an average of between $100 and $250 a month. (FHFA)
Zillow Growth – Online real estate behemoth Zillow continued a multi-quarter growth streak last week, revealing that in the first three months of 2021 it raked in $52 million in net income — the highest number ever for the company. (Yahoo)
C.A.R. Director Application – If you meet the requirements and are interested in becoming a director on the board of the California Association of REALTORS®, click here for the application. Deadline May 20. Requirements for eligibility are listed on the application.
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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Fannie, Freddie 1st Q Reports
The housing market remained robust in the first quarter, with a strong 3.4% increase in home prices amid continued low interest rates. First quarter mortgage acquisitions of $422 billion, the second-highest level in Fannie Mae history, was down 7% from the record fourth quarter. Freddie Mac supplied $377 billion of liquidity to the single-family and multifamily segments in the quarter.
Manage Boss With ‘Rule of 3’
Is holding or even getting a boss’ attention a challenge? Major Gen. James A. Marks shared a “Rule of Three” to ensure productive meetings with, as he described them, his “routinely distracted multi-tasking bosses.” Here is Marks’ Rule of Three…