CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Mortgage applications continued to rise (though only slightly) in the last week, with refinance applications driving the increase again, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA's Market Composite Index, a measure of...

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June 2017 New and Revised Forms Release Info

The Standard Forms Advisory Committee (SFAC) will be releasing four new and fourteen revised forms this week. The new forms are all related to rental properties. Of the fourteen revised forms, eight are listing agreements. The drafts of the New and Revised Forms and...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell for the fourth consecutive week and hit its lowest level in nearly seven months, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending June 8. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)...

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HAF Library Available in zipFORM® Plus

Some users may have noticed that the HAF Library was not available last month for a brief time. Thanks to the HAF Committee, the HAF Library once again became available inside zipForm® as a C.A.R. member benefit. In November, 2002, CALIFORNIA REALTORS® unveiled the...

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2016 Annual Historical Data Summary

C.A.R.’s Annual Historical Data Summary Report tracks trends in California's housing market from 1968 to present.  This report provides historical data of California’s housing market including single-family and condominium home sales, pending home sales, housing...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Mortgage applications increased 7.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 2, 2017. This week's results included an adjustment for the...

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Homeowners cash in on equity in droves

In the first quarter of 2017, nearly half of refinance borrowers took cash out, up from 44 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Freddie Mac. This is the highest share since the fourth quarter of 2008, but still below the peak of 89 percent in the third...

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