PAR President’s Message re: COVID-19

Dear PAR Members, I hope this finds you and your families safe and healthy. Your Association Executive Suzi Brakken and I have been in constant contact regarding the information coming at us about our industry. Now that we have been designated as an Essential Business and have “The Best Practices” guidelines,  Guidelines for Real Estate Best […]

Cal-Sierra Title Co. now requiring appointments

The following is a press release from PAR Affiliate member, David Windle of Cal-Sierra Title Co.: WE ARE REGRETFULLY CLOSING OUR DOORS TO THE PUBLIC As an essential critical industry as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security CISA division ( https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors ) and the concerns regarding COVID-19 be assured that our top priority […]

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 $1,000 to 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 […]

LOCAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19 FOR PAR MEMBERS TO KNOW

We were informed yesterday (March 17, 2020) that the Plumas County Recorder’s Office has closed public access to their courthouse office due to COVID-19 transmission concerns. The recording of documents will be done by mail or by utilizing a lobby drop-box until further notice. David Windle, president of Cal-Sierra Title Company in Quincy, reports that […]

REVEI License Renewal Class Coming in March

This class will now be offered online at the same date and time! Only PDFs will be available for $75. Please sign up by March 20. And if you’re already signed up, please go online and pay if you haven’t already done so. REVEI staff will be sending emails to all enrollees soon to explain […]

California Housing Market Holds Steady in October, C.A.R. Reports

From the California Association of Realtors: – Existing, single-family home sales totaled 404,240 in October on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 0.1 percent from September and up 1.9 percent from October 2018. – October’s statewide median home price was $605,280, down 0.1 percent from September and up 6.0 percent from October 2018. – Year-to-date […]

Greater buying power and low rates bolster September home sales, C.A.R. reports

Greater buying power and low rates bolster September home sales, C.A.R. reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 404,030 in September on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.5 percent from August and up 5.8 percent from September 2018. – September’s statewide median home price was $605,680, down 1.9 percent from August and up 4.7 percent from September 2018. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 3.1 […]

RED ALERT: Ask your politicians to vote no on rent control

Please please please take a moment to do this–they’re asking everyone to contact their legislators now because CAR is the only association fighting rent control!!! This takes only seconds to do and is very important!! https://www.votervoice.net/CARealtors/campaigns/68171/respond It’s make or break time. C.A.R. is still OPPOSING AB 1482, even as other associations, including the California Business […]

New Requirements for Sexual Harrassment Prevention Training

Update: The Sexual Harassment Training Deadline was Postponed Until January 1, 2021 Are you aware of the new laws requiring Sexual Harrassment Prevention Training? Training required for all employees, not just supervisors by the end of 2020. Size of business threshold lowered from 50 to five “employees” Proposed regulations may expand requirement to include independent […]

California housing affordability dips in second quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports

· Thirty percent of California households could afford to purchase the $608,660 median-priced home in the second quarter of 2019, down from 32 percent in first-quarter 2019 but up from 26 percent a year ago. · A minimum annual income of $122,960 was needed to make monthly payments of $3,070, including principal, interest and taxes […]