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Nov 22, 2019, 13:16 ET C.A.R. commends California Insurance Commissioner for expediting wildfire victims' claims

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's...


Nov 11, 2019, 12:07 ET CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® installs 2020 Leadership team

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2020 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Jeanne Radsick, a...


Nov 07, 2019, 10:00 ET Cheaper mortgages and income growth improve housing affordability in third quarter, C.A.R. reports

A lower cost of borrowing and higher income levels allowed more Californians to afford a home purchase during the third quarter of 2019, the...


Oct 29, 2019, 15:18 ET California REALTORS® call for renewed and robust legislative action to prioritize housing supply in 2020

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement calling on state lawmakers to prioritize increasing the housing ...


Oct 09, 2019, 17:48 ET California REALTORS® statement on Governor's approval of SB 330

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement on the governor's signing of Sen. Nancy Skinner's (D-Berkeley)...


Sep 26, 2019, 09:00 ET C.A.R. releases its 2020 California Housing Market Forecast

Low mortgage interest rates will support California's housing market in 2020 but economic uncertainty and affordability issues will mute sales...


Sep 17, 2019, 12:09 ET Low interest rates boost California housing market as median home price sets another record, C.A.R. reports

Fueled by mortgage interest rates at near-three-year lows, California's housing market recorded a second consecutive year-over-year sales increase...


Sep 16, 2019, 12:05 ET State's premiere real estate trade show, REimagine! Conference & Expo, opens next week in Los Angeles for first time

CALIFORNIA REALTORS® will gather for the state's premiere real estate trade show next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los...


Sep 11, 2019, 21:19 ET California REALTORS®' Statement on rent cap bill

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement from Association President Jared Martin regarding Assembly Bill ...


Sep 11, 2019, 14:12 ET Housing group sues City of Whittier for violating state garage conversion law

Californians for Homeownership, a new nonprofit organization sponsored by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) that aims to address...


Sep 05, 2019, 19:42 ET C.A.R. statement on Treasury proposal to reform Fannie, Freddie

Earlier this year, the Trump administration said it would issue a comprehensive proposal to address the 11-year conservatorship of Fannie Mae and...


Aug 07, 2019, 10:00 ET California housing affordability dips in second quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports

Higher home prices negated the lowest interest rates in more than a year and reduced Californians' ability to afford a home purchase in the second...


Jul 25, 2019, 14:37 ET California REALTORS® applaud statewide leaders' endorsement of SB 50

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement on new endorsements of Sen. Scott Wiener's (D-San Francisco)...


May 16, 2019, 12:28 ET California home sales stumble into spring home buying season as median price sets another record, C.A.R. reports

California home sales remained muted entering the spring homebuying season as soft buyer demand continues to challenge the market, the CALIFORNIA...


May 14, 2019, 08:58 ET California housing affordability climbs in first quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports

More Californians could afford to purchase a home in the first quarter of 2019 as lower mortgage interest rates and cooler seasonal home prices...


Apr 22, 2019, 12:01 ET CALIFORNIA REALTORS® Sponsor Targeted Tax Credit for First-Time, Low- and Moderate-Income Home buyers in Disadvantaged Communities

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced its sponsorship of legislation intended to help first-time, low- and moderate-income ...


Apr 16, 2019, 13:25 ET California home sales, median price moderate in March, C.A.R. reports

The lowest interest rates in more than a year boosted California's housing market and kept home sales level in March after an exceptionally strong...


Mar 19, 2019, 12:25 ET California home sales rebound in February; median price dips, C.A.R. reports

California home sales bounced back in February after hitting the lowest sales level in more than 10 years the previous month, the CALIFORNIA...


Mar 13, 2019, 18:48 ET California REALTORS® Back Gov. Gavin Newsom's Housing Proposal

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced its support of Gov. Gavin Newsom's new legislative proposals to address the housing...


Mar 12, 2019, 11:00 ET California REALTORS® support bold 2019 legislative solutions to address state's housing crisis

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced its sponsorship or support of legislation that make up a bold package of bills to...


Mar 07, 2019, 12:58 ET California renters qualify for homeownership but lack financial knowledge to purchase, C.A.R. reports

While low affordability is the biggest obstacle most renters face in becoming homeowners, 14 percent of California renters can afford to purchase a...


Feb 20, 2019, 13:01 ET California home sales fall to lowest level in more than 10 years, C.A.R. reports

Housing demand in California remained subdued for the ninth consecutive month in January as economic and market uncertainties sent home sales to...


Feb 12, 2019, 18:30 ET California REALTORS® applaud Gov. Newsom's commitment to address housing crisis, C.A.R. says

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's State of the State...


Feb 12, 2019, 12:20 ET California housing affordability inches up in fourth quarter 2018, C.A.R. reports

Lower seasonal home prices allowed more Californians to afford a home purchase in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, but...


Jan 17, 2019, 14:43 ET California home sales close year on downward trend as home prices post mild gains, C.A.R. reports

California home sales declined for the eighth straight month in December, and a stagnating market for much of the year pushed sales lower in 2018 for ...