CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index continued its steady rise in September with a one point increase to a level of 62, thereby reflecting an increase in optimism among the nation's homebuilders. This new reading...

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6 Tips for Managing Seller Price Expectations

What’s one of the most difficult parts of a REALTOR®’s job? Managing a seller’s expectations about the value of his/her home, says international trainer, speaker and coach Jackie Leavenworth – better known as “Coach Jackie.” Here are six tips from Jackie that may help...

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Upcoming Changes to CAR’s “FIND A REALTOR®”

In late September, C.A.R.’s Find a REALTOR® search at http://realtors.car.org will replace the current member profiles with profiles from Realtor.com. All C.A.R. members are highly encouraged to claim and update their new profile on the Realtor.com website prior to...

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C.A.R. ISSUES CALL FOR ACTION TO OPPOSE MORTGAGE TAX

C.A.R. has issued a statewide Call for Action asking California REALTORS® to contact their Member of Congress to oppose a proposal to tax mortgages to pay for highways. This provision was included in the Senate version of the long-term Transportation bill. While the...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … Appraiser opinions of home values were 2.65 percent lower than homeowner estimates in August, according to Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Homeowner estimates of their home’s value exceeded appraiser opinions by a wider...

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EXPO 2015 Tackles the Important Issues

Join the dialogue and arm yourself with knowledge for next year and beyond. Our phenomenal panel sessions cover the relevant industry issues impacting you and your business. All these sessions are free - all you have to do is register. Tuesday, Oct. 6: Top Producer...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … The average loan size declined by nearly $2,000 to $350,600 while the average new home price declined by nearly $4,000 to $458,000, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Even after the declines, these are...

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