CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Some former homeowners who lost their houses to foreclosure or sold their homes via short sales are beginning to wade back into the housing market. However, some credit concerns due to these events are causing concern for would-be home buyers. The road...

Current Housting Market Conditions Presentation

At CAR’s Mid-year Luncheon, C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer discussed the current housing market conditions and how the transforming real estate industry will impact your business.  He also touched on the housing policy environment and how changes to the mortgage...

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...