California Housing Production Continues Decline in October, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Having fallen in September after four straight months of gains, total housing production in California continued to decrease in October, the California Building Industry Association announced today.

San Mateo County Association of REALTORS Participates in the First REALTOR® Nationwide Open House...

San Mateo, CA - April 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --The San Mateo County Association of REALTORS (SAMCAR) has announced that the association is participating in the REALTOR® Nationwide Open House event Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. The nationwide effort is to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of buying a home and give sellers an opportunity to increase the exposure for their home for sale. Most importantly, the open house event is a collective effort on behalf of SAMCAR and its participating members to continue to spread the word about the expanded first-time homebuyer and long-term homebuyer tax credits, which end April 30. Qualified buyers wishing to take advantage of the credits, which provide up to $8,000 for first-time homebuyers and up to $6,500 forexisting homeowners, must enter into a contract by April 30 and close no later thanJune 30.

February sales and price report

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Home sales decreased 11.7 percent in February in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home rose 14.1 percent, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today

CARETS data now available in Clarus MarketMetrics

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS®) today announced that more than 106,000 members of CARETS now can utilize the Clarus MarketMetrics® database on either an individual subscription or member benefit basis. CARETS provides an all-inclusive database of properties for sale covering six counties in Southern California. Current participating CARETS MLSs include: CRISnet, i-Tech MLS, MRMLS, SoCALMLS, and The MLS®/CLAW. VCRDS and California Desert data are coming on board soon.

California New-Home Market Slowly Improving, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities in May was still below year-ago levels but continued to improve from preceding months, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Statement regarding May 19 Special Election Results

May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Robert Rivinius, President and CEO of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), made the following statement on the results of the decision of California voters to reject the budget reforms and tax increases contained in Propositions 1A through 1E

Thousand Oaks Cuts Key Development Fee to Zero

Ventura County city suspends affordable housing fees for at least one year to encourage homebuilding . May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —The city of Thousand Oaks is the latest jurisdiction to reduce development fees in an effort to jump-start homebuilding and its local economy, which the California Building Industry Association noted is a move that is paying off for a growing number of communities around the state

Housing Production Continues Decline in February, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO - March 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Housing production continued to decline in February, the California Building Industry Association announced today, but CBIA officials were optimistic as builders reported increased traffic at sales offices in recent weeks and cited the recently enacted state and federal tax credits as the primary cause

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