zipForm® 6 Standard to Require Membership Verification

It’s here! As previously announced membership verification will become and enable feature for zipForm® 6 Standard (desktop) to ensure only active REALTORS® are using it. As of Tuesday, June 19th, users will be required to connect to the internet every 90 days to check...

CAR Market Snapshot

C.A.R.’s monthly Market Snapshot offers REALTORS® information about the current market and provides consumer-friendly charts and graphs.  Market Snapshot is formatted as a PDF, which members can customize with their photo, contact information, and other useful...

Foreclosed Americans Find Way Back to Homeownership

Data is not available, but interviews with lenders, builders, REALTORS®, and consumers suggest that a growing number of Americans are getting back into the housing market, even though they went through a foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sale in recent years. Read the...

Home Prices Lowest Since 2002

Home prices hit new post-bubble lows in March, according to a report out Tuesday.  Average home prices were down 2.6% from 12 months earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major markets. Home prices have not been this low since...

Speeding Up Short Sales

Beginning June 15, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will require both agencies to give short-sale buyers a final decision within 60 days. Making sense of the story Under this same guideline, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

CAR 2012 Consumer Advertising Campaign Now Airing

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ 2012 consumer advertising campaign, “California REALTORS®. Champions of Home,” may now be seen or heard across California on TV, radio, and online. The campaign continues to raise awareness of the REALTOR® brand and reinforce...
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