CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Some sellers wonder whether it is necessary to offer a home warranty, especially when inventory is low like it is currently. The biggest advantage of a home warranty – which covers breakdowns in major systems – is that it is an incentive many buyers...

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … As the weather heats up, some home buyers may be considering purchasing a home with a pool. If a home that is in foreclosure has a swimming pool that has been neglected, it’s possible that it’s hiding years of neglect, bad siding, algae, and other...

CAR’s Stance on Pocket Listings

Pocket listings are not illegal if the listing agent fully discloses the pros and cons to the home seller and follows rules that are designed to protect consumers.  However, if pocket listings are not handled correctly, the listing office and agent could bear adverse...

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points In addition to a down payment, borrowers also have to set aside money for closing costs, which can run into the hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars. Lenders charge all manner of fees, some of which are negotiable, while others are not. Lenders...

zipForm Do’s and Don’ts

C.A.R. Standard Forms and zipForm®  C.A.R. Standard Forms are the GOLD standard in California.   C.A.R. and its members  spend considerable time and money  to copyright and protect those forms.  As a valued member, we want you to be able to use these forms and count...