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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.


Los Angeles - Executive Office:
525 South Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020-1403
Phone: (213) 739-8200
Fax: (213) 480-7724


Mark Giberson
Phone: (213) 739-8304.

C.A.R. Launches Innovators Workshop

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) this month launched the C.A.R. Innovators Workshop, seeking to drive further innovation of products, services, and solutions that will create efficiencies, improve productivity, and help REALTORS®, brokerages, and other real estate professionals to do their jobs and serve their clients better, smarter, and more efficiently

California pending home sales post third straight annual increase in June

Led by the San Francisco Bay Area, California pending home sales continued their upward momentum in June to post three straight months of annual increases, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Disappointed in HUD Decision to Insure FHA Mortgages with PACE...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new policy that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will begin insuring mortgages on certain properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans.

C.A.R. sues for unlawfully selling C.A.R. Forms

C.A.R. sues for $136 million for willfully and unlawfully selling C.A.R. Forms LOS ANGELES (July 11) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) has...

May pending home sales and Market Pulse Survey

Building on April’s gain, California pending home sales continued to rebound on a year-to-year basis, as listings increased, primarily in seven of nine Bay Area counties, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

California housing market maintains momentum in May despite tight inventory supply

Statewide median home price continues to climb; above $500,000 for second straight month - Existing, single-family home sales totaled 410,090 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 0.6 percent from April and down 3.2 percent from May 2015.

Renters value homeownership but face affordability challenges when it comes to buying a home,...

Current renters value homeownership and want to buy a home but many are encountering affordability and financial obstacles that prevent them from buying, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2016 Renter Survey.”

C.A.R. applauds Gov. Brown’s “build by right” proposal

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) applauds a “build by right” proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown that would create a voluntary permit streamlining approval process for developers to use.

April California pending home sales trend higher but inventory concerns remain

Led by the Central Valley, California statewide pending home sales reversed a three-month decline and posted higher in April, but a persistent shortage of homes for sale may dampen the upcoming spring homebuying season, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

Home-buying season kicks off slowly as thin housing supply constrains California home sales in...

While sales remained above the 400,000 benchmark level, California existing home sales fell from the previous year in April as tight housing inventory continues to impede the housing market, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. April marked the second worst start to a spring home-buying season since the housing recovery began in 2009.

Strong wage growth and level home prices buoy California housing affordability

Thirty-four percent of California households could afford to purchase the $465,280 median-priced home in the first quarter, up from 30 percent in fourth-quarter 2015 and unchanged from 34 percent in first-quarter 2015

California REALTORS® vote to support $1.3 billion affordable housing proposal

The Board of Directors of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) voted last Friday to support a $1.3 billion proposal by California Assembly members to create affordable housing programs

High demand and thin housing supply crimp March California pending home sales

Statewide pending home sales in California decreased in March on an annual basis for the third straight month, reflecting high demand for a dearth of homes available for sale on the market, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

Investors shift to niche properties; fewer paying all cash, C.A.R. survey finds

More real estate investors are turning to niche properties and away from investing in single-family homes and multifamily properties than they have in recent years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of its members about their interactions with real estate investors

March existing home sales and median price accelerate from previous month and year

California home sales rose from both the previous month and year to post the highest sales pace in six months, while strained housing supplies continued to push home prices higher, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R. partners with UC Center Sacramento to address state’s housing affordability crisis

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) is partnering with the University of California Center Sacramento to sponsor, “Housing Affordability in California: Current Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions” in an effort to address the state’s rapidly declining homeownership rate.

February Pending Home Sales

Low inventories and eroding affordability coupled with financial market volatility contributed to a second consecutive month of year-over-year declines for pending home sales statewide, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

California home sales gain steam in February as shift toward more affordable areas tempers...

Moderating home price appreciation and improving housing inventory combined to spur California’s housing market in February as existing home sales increased from both the previous month and year, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

California pending home sales take breather in January after months of solid gains last...

Statewide pending home sales in California decreased in January on a year-over-year basis for the first time since August 2014 as a shortage of homes for sale and low housing affordability persist and volatile financial markets distract buyers, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

California home sales kick off year higher in January, marking best start in three...

California existing home sales posted their best January performance in three years as year-over-year sales recovered from delayed escrow closings late last year caused by new loan disclosure rules, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.


CalHFA Contributes Vital Funds to Complete Ocean View Rehabilitation

A collaboration between the California Housing Finance Agency, local and federal partners, nonprofit developer BRIDGE Housing Corporation and other contributors has resulted in a sparkling renovation of Ocean View Senior Apartments in the Bay Area community of Pacifica


Homebuyers Can Now Use Income from ADUs to Help Qualify for...

The California Housing Finance Agency has revised its guidelines so first-time homebuyers may apply rental income from an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) toward loan qualification. This update follows the guidelines of Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Administration and will take effect on May 1, 2017