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Leading the way...® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with nearly 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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C.A.R. Business Products Offers RentSpree to Streamline Tenant Screening and Rental Applications

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and RentSpree have partnered to offer all California REALTORS® 24/7 access to RentSpree’s online rental application and tenant verification services. RentSpree will be offered through the C.A.R. Business Products division, and will help REALTORS® reduce liability while working efficiently with lease/rental transactions.
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C.A.R.’s Innovators Workshop announces finalists and seeks new product ideas

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) Innovators Workshop was launched in 2016 to drive further innovation of products, services, and solutions that create efficiencies, improve productivity, and help REALTORS®, brokerages, and other real estate professionals do their jobs and serve their clients better, smarter, and more efficiently.
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C.A.R. Business Products and WikiRealty Announce Partnership to Provide Neighborhood and Lifestyle Insight

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), through its C.A.R. Business Products division, and WikiRealty announced they have formed a marketing agreement to promote WikiRealty’s online community that connects homebuyers with lifestyle neighborhood information such as nearby shopping, cultural, health, and outdoor spots.

C.A.R. Business Products now offers 3D home tour technology exclusively to REALTORS®

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), through its C.A.R. Business Products division, has signed a partnership with 3D home tour provider immoviewer, to help REALTORS® easily create virtual property tours and boost their business

Led by Southern California, state’s pending home sales trend higher in December

Led by the Southern California region, California pending home sales registered gains on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis, portending a moderate increase in sales in the near term, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

California REALTORS® call on HUD and new Administration to make reinstatement of FHA insurance...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will indefinitely suspend a recently announced cut in its annual mortgage insurance premium

California home price ends year on high note while sales moderate in December; housing...

Despite strong headwinds of tight housing supplies and an affordability squeeze throughout much of 2016, California’s housing market ended the year on a positive note, posting a moderate sales pace and home price increases in December, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

November pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

November existing home sales and median price accelerate from year ago

Following last year’s new mortgage industry regulations that delayed some escrow closings, double-digit annual sales increases across every major region of the state propelled California existing home sales higher in November on a year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

California REALTORS® commend FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2017 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $424,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $636,150 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $417,000 and $625,500, respectively.

California pending home sales expand in October

Led by the Southern California region, California statewide pending home sales grew modestly in October from the previous year and were down from September as the market begins its seasonal cooldown, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

California home sales and median price post higher in October

Bolstered by healthy sales activity in Southern California and the Central Valley, California existing home sales and median price gained ground in October on a month-to-month and year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

California housing affordability holds steady in third quarter as rising wages and lower interest...

Rising wages and slightly lower interest rates did little to improve California’s housing affordability, which remained flat compared to the previous quarter, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R. installs 2017 Leadership team

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2017 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh, a 30-year real estate veteran and broker in Southern California. Serving with McIntosh are President-elect Steve White, Treasurer Jared Martin, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2017 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.

C.A.R. Convenes “Housing Affordability and California’s Future” Real Estate Summit with Leading Experts in...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will present its second real estate summit at an event that will focus on housing affordability, the state’s most pressing housing issue. Industry leaders from financial institutions, government agencies, academia, real estate, public policy, business, and investing will engage in deliberate and impactful discussions with the goal of generating cogent action items for the state of California via the valuable input of stakeholders and thought leaders

Amid declining affordability and tight housing supply, California pending home sales rise in September

California pending home sales improved from the previous month and year, however, overall market conditions appear to be slowing down and closed transactions plateauing, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

September home sales and price report

California existing home sales ticked up in September on a year-to-year basis for the first time in seven months as a shortage of homes available for sale continues to hold back the market, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R. releases its 2017 California Housing Market Forecast

Following a dip in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017, as supply shortages and affordability constraints hamper market activity, according to the "2017 California Housing Market Forecast," released today by the

California pending home sales register higher in August but affordability and supply constraints remain...

An increase in pending sales across all major regions buoyed statewide California pending home sales in August from a year ago, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. Uncertainty about market conditions was reflected in C.A.R.’s August Market Pulse Survey,** with most leading indicators showing a decline in growth and REALTORS® becoming less optimistic about market expectations and more concerned with reduced affordability

California housing market loses momentum in August as affordability crunch stifles home sales

California home sales downshifted in August as low housing affordability and a tight supply of homes for sale cut into demand, especially in high cost areas of the San Francisco Bay region, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

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