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Sep 17, 2018, 12:16 ET California's housing market falters for fourth straight month as high home prices take toll on demand, C.A.R. reports

California's housing market dropped below the 400,000-level sales benchmark for the first time in more than two years as high home prices and eroding ...


Aug 16, 2018, 12:00 ET California's housing market retreats for third straight month as affordability crunch dampens demand, C.A.R. reports

California's housing market backpedaled in July on an annual basis for the third consecutive month as higher interest rates and rising home prices...


Aug 08, 2018, 09:30 ET Higher home prices, rising interest rates depress California housing affordability, C.A.R. reports

Record home price increases and higher interest rates combined to constrain California housing affordability to the lowest levels in 10 years, the...


Aug 07, 2018, 12:34 ET California REALTORS® file revised ballot initiative to eliminate moving penalty on seniors, disabled and unlock housing market

In its continuing effort to address California's unprecedented housing supply crisis and eliminate the "moving penalty" that severely restricts the...


Jun 26, 2018, 01:17 ET California REALTORS® award $32,000 in scholarships

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Scholarship Foundation recently awarded 10 California college students with scholarships, ranging...


Jun 20, 2018, 01:06 ET CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® WomanUP!® Conference opens next week

In an effort to inspire women to step into real estate brokerage leadership, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will present its second ...


Jun 19, 2018, 01:32 ET California median home price sets new record as home sales dial back in May, C.A.R. reports

alifornia's median home price reached a new high in May, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains...


May 21, 2018, 07:25 ET California REALTORS® announce "Pathway to Homeownership" Affordable Housing Project

In a demonstration of its commitment in advocating for affordable workforce housing in California, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.)...


May 18, 2018, 10:00 ET November Ballot Measure That Provides Property Tax Fairness for California Seniors, Disabled, and Victims of Natural Disasters is Eligible for November Ballot

he Homeowners for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors Committee issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement by California's...


May 17, 2018, 10:05 ET California kicks off spring home-buying season with mixed results, C.A.R. reports

California's spring housing market posted mixed results as home sales cooled in April and home prices continued to accelerate, especially in the San...


May 15, 2018, 10:30 ET Strong wage growth and steady home prices buoy California housing affordability, C.A.R. reports

Higher wages and lower seasonal home prices combined to push California's housing affordability higher in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the...


May 08, 2018, 12:51 ET C.A.R. partners with UC Center Sacramento to present housing events

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (C.A.R.) Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) and the University of California Center Sacramento (UCCS)...


Apr 26, 2018, 12:15 ET C.A.R. statement on proposal to repeal Costa-Hawkins law

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the proposed Affordable Housing Act, which would ...


Apr 17, 2018, 12:29 ET California home sales tick higher in March as median price reaches eight-month high, C.A.R. reports

California's housing market continued its momentum as seasonally adjusted, existing home sales rose both month to month and year to year in March,...


Apr 05, 2018, 10:58 ET Paint companies use scare tactics on Californians to cover their own wrongdoing

Paint manufacturers that lost a recent court ruling are using scare tactics to convince homeowners they will be held criminally liable if their homes ...


Mar 19, 2018, 12:44 ET California housing market bounces back in February as sales perk higher from prior month and year, C.A.R. reports

Led by the San Francisco Bay Region, California home sales registered healthy gains in February on both a monthly and annual basis after January's...


Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 ET California housing affordability edges up, C.A.R. reports

After hitting a 10-year low in third-quarter 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to purchase a home...


Jan 22, 2018, 12:53 ET California home price closes year on high note as sales moderate in December; housing market posts solid performance in 2017, C.A.R. reports

Amid the lowest housing inventory levels in more than 13 years, existing home sales still eked out a year-over-year gain, while the median sales...


Dec 20, 2017, 12:10 ET California homeowners and consumers to be hit hard by tax reform bill, C.A.R. says

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform...


Dec 18, 2017, 12:05 ET California home sales dip in November, C.A.R. reports

California home sales dipped slightly in November from a year ago, while the median sales price recorded its highest year-over-year gain since...


Dec 15, 2017, 18:35 ET Final GOP tax reform bill punishes homeowners and weakens homeownership, C.A.R. says

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill...


Dec 02, 2017, 08:43 ET Senate tax reform bill is direct attack on homeownership in California, C.A.R. says

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Senate tax reform bill: "We...


Nov 28, 2017, 14:33 ET 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)...


Nov 22, 2017, 09:48 ET California pending home sales drop to lowest level in six months in October, portending market softening as year winds down, C.A.R. reports

California pending home sales shrank for the fourth consecutive month in October to post the lowest level in six months, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:00 ET C.A.R. statement on passage of House tax reform bill

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to the House tax bill that passed today: "We are...