C.A.R. Unveils Package of Fair Housing Bills

C.A.R. unveiled a Fair Housing and Equity legislative package designed to help address ongoing fair housing and equity issues that persist, especially for communities of color. The package is part of C.A.R.’s Californians Need Housing Now initiative, which urges the...

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Shine A Light During Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to shine a light on the women who have made a difference in your life. Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, teachers, aunts, mentors, bosses and beloved friends — we all know incredible women who encourage us to step UP...

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California Coronavirus Weekly Update

Welcome to the 52nd issue of the California Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter. Before we get started with this week’s news, we want to remind you that we have updated our FAQs on SBA Loans for Agents and SBA Loans for Brokers. In This Issue: The Economy &...

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C.A.R. Legislative Update

The following is an update on housing-related bills and the position C.A.R. has taken on them. SB 539: Clarifies Effective Dates in Prop 19 C.A.R. is supporting SB 539 (Hertzberg, McGuire, Allen) to clearly confirm that under Prop 19, either the sale of the original...

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How Vaccinations Impact Your Real Estate Business

Now that vaccinations have begun, has the Industry Guidance for real estate transactions changed? No. REALTORS® must continue to adhere to the Industry Guidance, which details how properties must be shown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means: You cannot hold...

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California Coronavirus Weekly Update

In This Issue: The Economy & Your Finances: $1.9 trillion stimulus package passes House, heads to Senate The Market & Industry: Interest rates rise, market slows somewhat Around the State: Deal reached to reopen schools Health Check-Up: FDA...

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FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it would allow borrowers with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed loans to request an additional three months of forbearance. Originally, borrowers with federally backed mortgages could request up to 12 months of forbearance...

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A Special Message from C.A.R. President Dave Walsh

Dear CAR Member, I hope you’re staying well and that clients are keeping you busy. Housing demand appears to be stronger than normal so far this year, while a tight supply continues to put pressure on home prices. This is creating "multiple offer" situations in many...

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REALTORS Must Still Comply with COVID Rules

REALTORS® must continue to comply with state and local health ordinances in order to reduce the risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19, while providing the essential services of residential and commercial real estate. The Enforcement Division of the Department...

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