CAR Market Research Data

Market Snapshot: California Homeownership: Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride Homeownership has yet to recover from the Great Recession, and even dipped lower last year. The latest Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey for 2016 pegs...

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Getting Ready for the 2018 Advertising Standards

Although it is only February 2017, it is time to start thinking about the new advertising standards taking effect January 1, 2018. AB 1650 makes significant changes to Business and Professions Code § 10140.6 expanding what must be included in advertising materials,...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points CoreLogic® reported that U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all homeowners) saw their equity increase by a total of $783 billion in 2016, an increase of 11.7 percent. Additionally, just over 1 million borrowers moved out of negative...

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All Sellers Must Sign Listing Agreement

To collect a commission for selling real estate, the statute of frauds requires the agreement to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged.  This means that any seller who has not signed the listing would not be liable to pay a commission. But what if one...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Mortgage rates broke their month-long holding pattern as they decreased this week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage decreased to 4.1% for the week ending March 2, 2017. This is down from last...

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