Homes with Spruced-up Outsides Sell at Premium

Source: The Real Deal Keeping lawns freshly cut and outdoor spaces in tip-top shape could result in greater rewards for sellers. A new analysis of Google Street View and data from nearly 90,000 home sales found that, on average, a property with strong curb appeal...

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California Real Estate Magazine Turns 100!

In 1920, the California Real Estate Association (as C.A.R. was known then) launched its first issue of the News Bulletin to its few hundred members. Now a full-color, gloss-page format and called California Real Estate magazine, it’s barely recognizable from its...

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Maximize Your Open House Traffic Easily

Looking to host a lot of open houses this year? C.A.R. Member Discount Program partner OHGuests offers an all-in-one open house management tool. Start your free trial to checkout OHGuests' many robust features, including easy follow-ups, fully customizable branding,...

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Beware: Insurance Call Is Not From NAR

REALTORS® are urged to be vigilant against a fraudulent phone call surfacing that is purporting to be representing “NAR health insurance.” The phone calls and text messages do not originate at the National Association of REALTORS®, the association warned in a message...

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Northstar Defensible Space Compliance

Northstar has a Defensible Space compliance process that must be met prior to the sale, transfer or exchange of ownership of any real property within the jurisdiction. (Condos and Townhomes are exempt) After receiving feedback over the last year from REALTORS, the...

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Scammers Pose as Agents to Bilk Real Estate Colleagues

A new scam is circulating in which tricksters pose as real estate agents and other trusted professionals, asking for financial “favors” from unsuspecting victims. In one example of the scheme, a scammer may pretend to be a real estate practitioner asking his or her...

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