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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

The 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Mar 26, 2018, 14:05 ET Signatures Submitted to Qualify November Ballot Measure That Provides Property Tax Fairness for California Seniors, Disabled, and Victims of Natural Disasters

The Homeownership for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors Committee announced today that it has submitted nearly one million signatures collected...


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...


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, 13:10 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, 13:05 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, 19:35 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, 09:43 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...


Nov 28, 2017, 15:33 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, 10:48 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...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:00 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...


Nov 16, 2017, 13:46 ET California home sales tick higher from September, log lower from a year ago, C.A.R. reports

California home sales lost momentum in October to post the first back-to-back annual sales decline in more than a year as a stubbornly low supply...


Nov 15, 2017, 11:59 ET REALTORS®, Home Builders and Affordable Housing Advocates Rally Together to Denounce Federal Tax Reform Plan That Would Hurt Middle-Class Californians

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), together with members of California's homebuilding and housing community, including the...


Nov 14, 2017, 10:45 ET California REALTORS® urge Congress to support homeownership in open letter ads

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today sent a strong message to President Trump and Congress that Californians would be hurt...


Nov 02, 2017, 13:55 ET Tax reform bill will hurt California homeowners

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to Republican leaders' tax reform bill announced...


Nov 02, 2017, 09:49 ET California housing affordability drops to lowest level in 10 years, C.A.R. reports

California's housing affordability hit a 10-year low as tight housing inventory drove home prices higher and reduced purchasing power for...


Oct 24, 2017, 10:29 ET California pending home sales stall for third straight month in September, C.A.R. reports

California pending home sales dwindled for the third consecutive month, suggesting that the housing market will slow as the end of the year winds...


Oct 18, 2017, 10:29 ET California housing market eases into fall homebuying season, C.A.R. Reports

California's housing market eased into the fall homebuying season as seasonally adjusted sales rose both month-to-month and year-to-year in...