Classes & Events
COVID Vaccine Clinic at CVAR This Tuesday!
CVAR is hosting a free community COVID vaccine clinic Aug. 17 (2nd shot Sept. 7) at our Glendora location. If you haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, now is your chance! Click here for more details. Click here for downloadable flyer.
Deadline Nears: Weekly Ethics Classes
CVAR will hold free weekly Ethics classes to help members meet the Ethics training that NAR requires by Dec. 31 (does not count for CE credit). Watch the CVAR Calendar for dates & times of upcoming classes. Also watch for free classes on the new RPA form, beginning Oct. 4.
Aug. 16 | CRMLS Training – Realist Tax
Aug. 17 | Mobile Vaccination Clinic at CVAR – Ages 12+ (Glendora location)
Aug. 19 | Home Inspections: A Closer Look
Aug. 20 | License Renewal– REVEI ($85)
Aug. 26 | Maximize Downpayment Assistance
News & Featured Articles
Home Inspector Killed, Agent Shot
As our association prepares for September’s REALTOR® Safety Month, we are learning more about the real estate professional who was killed and another injured during a home sale dispute in Huntington Beach. Also injured was the gunman, who was fighting the sale of the home previously owned by his deceased father.
On Sept. 10, CVAR will present experts in the fields of personal safety, cyber attacks, ransomware, and more, during our annual REALTOR® Safety Day. Please join us for this free live stream, we care about your safety!
Is Your Client Watching You?
Nearly a third of home sellers in a recent survey said they have used hidden cameras during showings. In some cases, it’s to spy on their own agents.
Are iBuyers Becoming a Bigger Threat?
Many reassuring reports say that iBuyers have only a teeny slice of the market. But more property owners are heeding the call from iBuyers that offer a quick, as-is sale, according to a recent survey.
iBuyers Also Paying Above Market
The iBuyers — led by Opendoor, Zillow and Offerpad — are paying record-high, above-market values for the homes they’re purchasing from homeowners. But they’re also reselling them for more money than ever before.
2nd Quarter Market Reports Available!
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the latest information for 3 counties:
Los Angeles – Riverside – San Bernardino
Home Prices: The median sales price of single-family existing homes rose in 99% of measured metro areas in the second quarter of 2021 compared to one year ago, with double-digit price gains in 94% of markets. The largest price gains were in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. ($315,000); San Jose-Sunnyvale-Sta. Clara, Calif. ($294,000); Anaheim-Sta. Ana Irvine, Calif. ($279,500); Barnstable, Mass. ($220,600); and Boise-City-Nampa, Idaho ($206,300).
In 17 metro areas, a family needed more than $100,000 to affordably pay a 10% down payment mortgage, including: California (San Jose-Sunnyvale-Sta. Clara, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Anaheim-Sta. Ana-Irvine, San Diego-Carlsbad, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale); Hawaii (Urban Honolulu), Colorado (Boulder, Denver-Aurora), Washington (Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue), Florida (Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island), Connecticut (Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk), New York (Nassau, New York-Newark-Jersey City), Massachusetts (Boston, Barnstable), District of Columbia-Virginia-Maryland-West Virginia (Washington-Arlington-Alexandria), and Oregon-Washington (Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro). (N.A.R.)
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REALTORS®: Invest in Your Business!
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In Case You Missed It…
REALTORS® Under COVID: PPP & Student Loans; Eviction News
SBA PPP: The Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a new online portal for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers to directly apply for forgiveness on Aug. 4; student loans payments are paused to January 2022.
Federal Eviction: REALTORS® are stepping in to stop another extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium, which exposes housing providers to further income loss. The moratorium has been extended to Oct. 3, adding a few days to California’s moratorium that ends Sept. 30.
COVID News: The Buck Stops Over There
Riverside and San Bernardino counties required masks or face coverings in public two months before Gov. Gavin Newsom did last spring. A year later, cases and hospitalizations are surging again. But neither the governor nor leaders of Inland counties appear inclined to reimpose mask orders, contrary to the advice of some medical and public health experts. What’s changed?
Tapping Into Foreign Buyer Market