New Thought Leadership Report Features

C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate – a new institute launched by the trade association dedicated to intellectual engagement in the field of real estate – has released a new executive report titled “Disrupting Real Estate: The Impact of Technology and the Industry’s Future.” Top executives from online portals Zillow, Inc., Trulia, Inc., and Move, Inc.’s Realtor.com joined C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer for a discussion on what lies ahead for real estate business, the current state of the industry in relation to technology, and what needs to occur for innovation to fully take root on... Read more »

New 2015 Laws Affecting REALTORS®, Part Two

Team Names and Fictious Business Names This C.A.R. sponsored law provides that team names are now authorized for use under the California Business and Professions Code. The use of a team name does not require application to CalBRE for a separate license to be issued for that name. Additionally, sales agents may contract with their broker to file for and to maintain ownership of a fictitious business name, although registered with CalBRE under the name of the broker. Team Names The name is used by two or more real estate licensees The name includes a licensee’s surname in conjunction with the... Read more »

2014 California Housing Market Update

The California housing market has been underperforming in the first half of 2014.  So, what’s going on?  Is it tight supply or lack of affordable housing?  Get the latest update on the California’s housing market. C.A.R.’s senior economist, Selma Hepp, also shared her insights on demographic and economic changes that may be impacting California’s housing market. C.A.R.’s preliminary results of the 2014 Annual Housing Market Survey were also introduced. Download presentation View video  Read more »

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CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month. Existing-home sales are expected to be stronger in the second half of the year behind improved inventory conditions, continuously low interest rates and slower price growth. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, forecasts existing-homes sales to be down 3.0 percent this year to 4.94 million, compared... Read more »

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