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REALTOR® Safety Day
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As wildfires rage out of control in California (see update on local fires), we are reminded how real estate professionals can make a difference for communities in times of crisis or disaster. To learn more, join us for the annual REALTOR® Safety Day on Sept. 10.
Free to CVAR members, the fantastic lineup includes experts in cyber security, personal safety, crisis management, and natural disasters, including a FEMA representative from the Department of Homeland Security. (Click video for details!)
Classes & Events
Aug. 31 | Atty. Paul Horn – Real Talk, Real People w/ Stephanie Velez
Sept. 1 | Ethics Training – Free Class Is Full
Sept. 3 | License Renewal – REVEI ($85)
Sept. 7 | COVID Vaccine Clinic – Free at CVAR (Glendora). Pfizer vaccine now FDA approved! Get the Downloadable Flyer here
Sept. 10 | REALTOR® SAFETY DAY – FREE You Can’t Afford Not To!
Ethics Training Is Mandatory
CVAR Offers Weekly Classes – Free!
CVAR is holding free weekly Ethics classes — including monthly Saturday classes — to help members meet the NAR requirement for Ethics training by the Dec. 31 deadline (does not count for CE credit). See the CVAR Calendar for dates & times of upcoming classes. Sign up before they fill up!
New Residential Purchase Agreement – Classes Being Oct. 4!
Free weekly classes on the new Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) form begin Oct. 4. Attorney-Broker-Prof. Ed Estes will help you navigate the new form (official debut in December), impacting dozens of other forms. Check the CVAR Calendar to register for a free RPA class, held each Monday starting in October.
News & Features
Are Condos Structurally Sound?
Following the collapse of a Florida condo, real estate professionals across the country are grappling with concerns about the structural soundness of aging multifamily buildings.
Here are tips from Florida agents on what you can say to clients who make such inquiries.
8 Questions Before You Switch Brokers
Brokerages are not one-size-fits-all, so before jumping ship, think it through thoroughly. Ensure the company has a culture and philosophy that aligns with your vision by asking these eight essential questions.
RentSpree Integrates With MLSs
Rental software startup RentSpree has teamed up with CRMLS and TheMLS, two Southern California-based multiple listing service providers. The full integration went live on Aug. 24 in CRMLS’s Matrix, Paragon, Flexmls, and Rapattoni systems.
Find out how agents can benefit from the platform.
Housing Starts Down, Permits Up
Residential starts dropped 7% last month to a three-month low 1.53 million annualized rate, according to government data released Wednesday. Building permits, however, climbed 2.6% in July due to a pickup in applications for multifamily dwellings.
Latest Cities Report
What’s happening with the Gold Line extension; Baldwin Park has tiny homes plan; Chino school approved; Claremont restricts parking; La Puente gives out cameras; La Verne D St. closed; Ontario’s prefab factory; Brasada Estates open in San Dimas; South El Monte town homes for sale; judge upends development plan in Upland, and more, in this month’s Cities Report from CVAR Director of Government Affairs Bill Ruh.
2nd Quarter Market Report!
Create an instant report for clients with
the latest information for 3 counties:
Los Angeles – Riverside – San Bernardino
Inland Empire Gains – Home prices have advanced by impressive margins in the Inland Empire over the past year. There has been a steady string of doubledigit percentage gains in the region’s median home price since July 2020, with the most recent July 2021 median up 26% year-to-year to a new record high of $529,000. (Inland Empire Economic Partnership/SB Sun)
Rent Payment History – Beginning Sept. 18, 2021, Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) will enable single-family lenders – with permission from mortgage applicants – to automatically identify recurring rent payments in the applicant’s bank statement data to deliver a more inclusive credit assessment. For qualified renters who may have limited credit history but a strong rent payment history, Fannie Mae’s DU enhancement creates new opportunities for homeownership while promoting safe and sound lending. (Fannie Mae)
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REALTORS®: Invest in Your Business!
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In Case You Missed It…
CVAR Snapshot – July 2021
With the homebuying “season” coming to an end, CAR analyst Guillermo Flores says that both sales and prices in our area showed signs of slowing in the latest report.
See what he has compiled exclusively for Citrus Valley REALTORS®, in this month’s CVAR Market Snapshot!
Are Days Numbered for ‘As-Is?’
Right now, sellers can get away with listing homes that need work while still selling at full market value. But that may be changing, and a seller could run the risk of losing time on the market if the prospective buyer terminates the deal over a major repair issue.
5 Hot Home Design Trends
If you want to know what’s popular right now, just look at what people are searching for online. Houzz recently looked at searches on its site from April to June of 2021 and compared them to searches from last year to see how home design interests are changing.
Vaccination Record: Get, Prove, Save
As more businesses and government officials require that residents show proof of vaccination to enter certain spaces, here are ways to get, prove and save your COVID-19 vaccination record. (This is helpful information to share with clients!)