California housing affordability climbs in first quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports

California housing affordability climbs in first quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports

LOS ANGELES (May 14) – More Californians could afford to purchase a home in the first quarter of 2019 as lower mortgage interest rates and cooler seasonal home prices combined with higher income levels to improve California housing affordability, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. The percentage of home buyers who could afford […]

Message from C.A.R. President, Jared Martin

Message from C.A.R. President, Jared Martin

Thank you to all of you who attended C.A.R.’s Legislative Day in Sacramento last week. Your attendance made it a great success! Nearly 2,500 of you turned out to hear Gov. Gavin Newsom address us in the morning. Following this year’s theme, “Homeownership Matters,” Newsom spoke about the state’s housing shortage, calling it a “crisis moment.” […]

Call To Action!

AGENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!   If you have any information on homeowners who can’t get insurance or who have recently been dropped, email the details to me at jeanne@jeannedansby.com.   The C.A.R. spring meeting is in May in Sacramento and this issue is a CRISIS in our region.   We are gathering as much […]

California home sales, median price moderate in March, C.A.R. reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 397,210 in March on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.2 percent from February and down 6.3 percent from March 2018. – March’s statewide median home price was $565,880, down 5.9 percent from February and up 0.2 percent from March 2018. – The Unsold Inventory Index was 3.6 months in March, […]

Sold Non-MLS: We Want Your Data!

Sold Non-MLS: We Want Your Data!

Have you sold a property in our service area that was not on the MLS? We still want your data! MLS data is essential to your business, a huge help to our appraisers, and it provides a clearer picture of the overall real estate market in California and the nation.  Please be sure to include […]

PAR Scholarships Available to Area Students

PAR Scholarships Available to Area Students

The Plumas Association of REALTORS is now accepting applications for its yearly Leonard H.S. Franz Scholarships. This year, PAR will award up to $750 each to six graduating high school seniors planning to attend college or vocational school next fall. The scholarships are available to students from Quincy, Chester, Portola, Greenville, Loyalton and Westwood high […]

Message from C.A.R. President, Jared Martin

Message from C.A.R. President, Jared Martin

The year is starting off to be a busy one on the legislative front. C.A.R. recently announced its sponsorship or support of legislation to address California’s housing shortage. Among the measures intended to increase housing construction that C.A.R. is championing are: SB 50 (Sen. Scott Wiener) Housing Development Around Transit: Boosts housing and apartment development in […]

California home sales rebound in February; median price dips, C.A.R. reports

Latest housing update from C.A.R. Existing, single-family home sales totaled 399,080 in February on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 11.3 percent from January and down 5.6 percent from February 2018. February’s statewide median home price was $534,140, down 0.6 percent from January and up 2.2 percent from February 2018. Statewide active listings grew at […]

C.A.R. Legislative Day May 1st!

Save the date for Legislative Day 2019, a day filled with networking, meetings with your state legislators, lively industry related Hot Topic discussions and much, much more! For the past 47 years, C.A.R.’s Legislative Day has remained the preeminent legislative event for California REALTORS®.  Legislative Day gives REALTORS® the opportunity to meet and discuss real […]

C.A.R.’s CCRE Catalyst Report Now Available

C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate recently released its Catalyst Report, which disseminates the wealth of innovative solutions produced from CCRE’s Real Estate Summit. The Catalyst Report is designed to be used as a resource for stimulating positive housing action within REALTORS®’ own communities, including business, political and social circles. Treat each objective as a […]