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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.

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR STABBING-MURDERS OF TWO HOMELESS MEN IN ANAHEIM THREE MONTHS...

*Law enforcement seeking additional witnesses SANTA ANA, Calif. - (RealEstateRama) -- A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the special circumstances stabbing-murders of...

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

The Assembly passed AB 797 (Irwin) by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday afternoon. The bill would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce natural gas use, meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, and support economic development

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power

In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new partnership today. Environment America will encourage its members and the general public to use the EnergySage platform to find the right solar installation option in their area.

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

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

April is Fair Housing Month: Fair Housing Equals Opportunity

Each year in April, REALTORS®® join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and rest of the nation in recognizing April as Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968, 49 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark U.S. Fair Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1968, which strives to ensure equal housing opportunity for all and prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and family status.

Learning from Leaders Promotes Leadership in Real Estate

“Learning from Leaders in the Year of the Fire Rooster” last Friday aimed at encouraging real estate professionals to be leaders in organized real estate. The event, hosted by the SILVAR's Global Business Council and Young Professionals Network (YPN), attracted over 100 members from SILVAR and other real estate associations.

SERIAL ARSONIST ARRAIGNED FOR SETTING MULTIPLE FIRES AT APARTMENT COMPLEX IN FULLERTON

A serial arsonist was arraigned today for setting multiple fires at an apartment complex in Fullerton. Esther Eunjung Cha, 24, Fullerton, is charged with four felony counts of arson of another’s property, two felony counts of attempted arson, one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. If convicted, Cha faces a maximum of eight years in state prison and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 2, 2017. The time and location are to be determined.

Elk Grove Ranks Among Top 20 Cities in the Country to Start a Family

Elk Grove’s s affordability, safety and quality of life amenities have once again placed it among the top cities in the country for young people looking to buy a home and start a family. In a study released this week by LendEDU, an online financial resource site, Elk Grove ranked 18th best city in the country to start a family

GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY STATION

The City of Sacramento celebrated the grand re-opening of the Sacramento Valley Station downtown at 5th and I streets. The 68,000 square-foot building underwent a complete facelift including the addition of 25,000 square feet of mixed-use leasable space. The new, old station improves the experience for rail and transit users and restores treasured features of the building.

California Introduces 100% Renewable Energy Legislation

With federal climate and clean energy programs facing an uncertain future, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León has introduced legislation to commit the Golden State to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2045

HUD Accepts CRC’s Redlining Complaint Against CIT Group’s OneWest Bank

The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) was notified that its redlining complaint against CIT Group has been accepted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday this week. As a result, HUD will now begin its investigation.

Massachusetts Gives California a Run for its Money in the Race to 100% Renewable...

Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation, backed by more than a quarter of the state legislature, committing Massachusetts to meeting 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2035 and all of its energy needs, including heating and transportation, from renewable sources by 2050

Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Recognizes Members for Outstanding Contributions

At the installation of the 2017 leadership of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) on Jan. 19, special recognition awards were given to members for their valuable contributions in 2016. Presenting the following awards were SILVAR 2016 President Karen Trolan and Executive Officer Paul Cardus

2017 SILICON VALLEY REALTORS® LEADERSHIP INSTALLED

The Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) 2017 leadership team was installed on Jan. 19 at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club. California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2006 President Vince Malta administered the oath of office to SILVAR’s new president, officers and board of directors.

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

FOIA Request Seeks Data on Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures at Steve Mnuchin’s Former Bank

Earlier today, two nonprofit groups submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about reverse mortgage foreclosures conducted against seniors by Financial Freedom, a reverse mortgage servicer previously owned by Steven Mnuchin, who has been nominated for the United States Treasury Secretary position by President Elect Trump.

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Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

The Assembly passed AB 797 (Irwin) by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday afternoon. The bill would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce natural gas use, meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, and support economic development

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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS AND ALLIES UNVEIL PRINCIPLES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND BOLD...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress.