CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Lower interest rates failed to offset strong seasonal price increases, making it harder for Californians to purchase a home in the second quarter of 2016, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® reported. The percentage of home buyers who could afford...

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Fireproofing Homes in Fire-Prone Areas

Source: KPCC Radio Six million people live in fire prone areas, and that number is likely to grow as the state’s population increases, according to the research group Climate Central. Additionally, many firefighters and scientists think fires in the West will likely...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points The score for the Housing Market Index rose this month along with the rankings for the housing market’s single family sales (current and within the next six months). Despite this, the ranking for traffic of prospective buyers decreased again, according...

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CAR Realegal: Deducting Rental Losses

Real estate professionals must materially participate in their rental activities in order to deduct rental losses according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which interpreted Internal Revenue Code § 469 in Gragg v. United States of America; Internal Revenue...

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Mortgage applications posted a 3.5 percent drop from one week earlier, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 29. The Refinance Index decreased 4 percent from the...

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NAR Weekly Newsletter

View the most recent NAR Weekly Newsletter here. This week's topics include: Obama Signs Condo Law NAR-backed law will ease restrictions on Federal Housing Administration financing for condos. June Contract Signings Up Video: Watch for latest on pending home sales,...

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