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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...


Oct 12, 2017, 11:11 ET C.A.R. releases its 2018 California Housing Market Forecast

With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California's housing market in 2018,...


Oct 02, 2017, 10:55 ET Back in San Diego first time in 12 years, CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2017 opens next week

CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2017, the state's largest real estate trade show, opens next week at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif....


Sep 27, 2017, 15:20 ET Tax reform proposal will hurt California homeowners, C.A.R. says

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


Sep 26, 2017, 10:55 ET California pending home sales sputter for second straight month in August, C.A.R. reports

Even with a strong performance in August closed escrow sales, California pending home sales stalled for the second consecutive month, which...


Sep 18, 2017, 12:43 ET California housing market defies tight inventory as sales and median price propel higher, C.A.R. report

California's housing market defied gravity as existing home sales and median home price registered increases on both a monthly and an annual basis...


Sep 15, 2017, 14:28 ET California REALTORS® applaud advancement of state housing bills package

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the passage of a package of housing bills that...


Aug 23, 2017, 09:59 ET California pending home sales trend lower in July from previous month and year, C.A.R. reports

The strong sales momentum that occurred during the peak home-buying season gave way in July as shrinking housing inventory and waning affordability...


Aug 16, 2017, 13:26 ET California Starts Second Half of 2017 with Slow Growth in Home Sales

Despite tight supply constraints and worsened affordability, California's housing market remained solid in July as it experienced gains...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:08 ET Higher housing prices and tight inventory drag down California housing affordability; income required to buy doubles in five years, C.A.R. reports

Higher home prices resulting from a severe lack of homes for sale and high demand during the hot home-buying season eroded California's housing...