California Realtors support bills to dramatically boost housing supply

The California Association of Realtors has put its considerable might behind several proposed bills meant to boost the state’s housing supply.

Deadly California Wildfires Claim Lives and Real Estate

Fires Continue to Rage in Northern California The Carr Fire—the largest of the 17 currently ravaging Northern California, and the fourth most destructive in the state’s history—has claimed the lives of seven people and burned through 160,049 acres across Shasta and Trinity counties (at press time), as well as destroyed over 1,000 homes, 24 commercial […]

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The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently illuminated those issues, and strived for solutions. “An MLS should be defined not only […]

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House Republicans Pass Tax Bill, Real Estate Industry Continues Fight for Homeowners

After much conversation revolving around tax policy, and anticipation from the Republican Party to successfully pass tax legislation by end of year, House Republicans passed their controversial tax overhaul plan in a successful 227-205 vote. President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill on the morning of the announcement to promote the legislation. The Senate will still […]

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California pending sales jump in July, but market optimism slumps

Although buyer competition is softening across major California markets, statewide pending sales data reveals heightened activity in Southern California. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, the California Association of Realtors Pending Home Sal…

California Association of Realtors will out ‘Code of Ethics’ violators, but only to members

As part of a campaign to increase professionalism in the real estate industry, the California Association of Realtors will soon publish the names and photos of members who violate the Realtor Code of Ethics in a members-only section of its …

Benutech’s data-driven prospecting tool may help California Realtors drum up sellers

Many real estate markets are starving for sellers, particularly in California. In January, home sales in the state fell for the sixth straight month, at least partially due to low inventory and the increasingly unaffordable prices that shortage has pre…