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2014 has been the year of the smart home device. Nice to finish the year off with the introduction of Wemo Maker that lets you control any low-voltage electronic device throughout your home via your smartphone or tablet. It works over your Wi-Fi network and lets you turn off or on any devices, or put them on a schedule and leave them be. »
- TransUnion: Mortgage delinquency in 2015 will hit lowest since recession
- Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac announce moratorium on evictions for foreclosed properties
Statewide home sales remain subdued in November as year ends.  Low housing affordability and short home supply remain hurdles for home buyers.  »
C.A.R. commends Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for expanding access to credit for well-qualified first-time buyers struggling to enter the housing market. »
C.A.R. addressing safety of members and creating solutions. »
Pending home sales in California picked up steam in October and rose for the second straight month. »
FHFA keeps the 2015 maximum conforming loan limits at $417,000 in most areas and a cap of $625,500 in high-cost areas.  Loan limits were increased in Monterey, Napa, San Diego, and Ventura counties. »
hpi_thesummitHUD Secretary Julián Castro stresses need for expanding credit and reforming housing finance system at C.A.R.’s inaugural Real Estate Summit. »
hpi_2015leadershipChris Kutzkey is President, Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli is President-elect , Geoff McIntosh is Treasurer, and Joel Singer is Chief Executive Officer. »
hpi_appleNow is the time to enroll in the comprehensive health insurance program offered exclusively to C.A.R. members! »
Housing affordability in California holds steady in third quarter but improves in Bay Area. »
Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years. »

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