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Help, I need backup! Whether it's legal or financial help you need, C.A.R.'s got your back with these resources.
If you're a member looking to resolve a minor dispute or communication issue with another REALTOR®, a C.A.R. ombudsman may be able to help!
Provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, Deeds in Lieu, and other mortgage related questions or issues. Speak to a trusted mortgage advisor for REALTORS® today!Mortgage Finance Additional Resources
Looking for additional assistance? The Customer Contact Center is looking forward to serving you Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
C.A.R. members can call this hotline to receive free confidential legal advice from the best real estate lawyers on earth!
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zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactionszipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard
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Free advice to help you understand the form youre using with Forms Tutor® and identify which form you need for your transaction with Forms Advisor™
C.A.R. Standard Forms are developed by the C.A.R. Legal Department which gathers input from real estate professionals and attorneys to create user-friendly, comprehensive, and dependable forms.
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Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficientlyTeam Edition
Order affiliated services easily without leaving your zipForm® account with the fully integrated Service Providers
Get answers to your zip-Related questions with user guides, FAQs, videos and more.
We're here to help, people! Business products and tools to empower REALTORS®.
Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more
Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.
Help your potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.
The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies your status and displays your REALTOR® information from NRDS, including office and designation information.
Q: Where do I go to get legal questions answered? A: Easy, look to the right!
Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.All Legal Q&As 2017 Q&As 2017 Q&A Revisions 2016 Q&As 2016 Q&A Revisions
Brief summary of the five available disclosure charts with links to each of the charts.Lease/Rental Chart REO Chart Sales Disclosure Chart Summary Chart New Home Chart Disclosure Charts (PDF)
Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.
Mark your calendars for our yearly meetings and events!
The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.Current Meeting Materials Tentative Program Committee Selection Summary of Action Items Meeting Registration
CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO, the state's largest real estate trade show.
Plan your week with these can't miss events. Join us on Tuesday, May 2, for C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate event. Attend the special luncheon event with C.A.R.'s CEO Joel Singer to find out what's next for the real estate market on Thursday, May 4.
We offer a wide array of real estate educational courses, certifications & designations in various formats.
Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.
Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses
Build and drive success for your real estate business with the training you need for continuous improvement
Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors
Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.
Get the description you need to learn more about our many courses offered. To find courses by career path, please visit our Career Path page.
Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd
Got knowledge? All the info you need on California’s housing market, economy, and issues impacting the industry.
Brokers/ManagersExecutive Exchange Webinar Series Industry News
This program represents our ongoing commitment to enhancing the professionalism of all our members.
Speeches & Presentations from C.A.R. Business Meetings and other Events
From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.Housing Matters Blog Slideshows Videos
C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
Webinars focusing on the critical issues that impact REALTORS®, their clients, and the real estate industry.California Housing Market Webinars Finance Helpline Webinars Legal Webinars Upcoming Webinars
You're the brand! Use our marketing tools to tell your story.
A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intracacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.ClientDIRECT® Infographics
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.County Market Updates Market @ A Glance Market Snapshot
Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaignCARmojis Legal Hotline App REALTOR® RealTalk REALTOR® ReelMaker
See the latest social media content from C.A.R. and find content for you to share on your own social media.Featured Share of the Week Success with Social Media
You’ve gone pro! So here are guidelines about MLS rules and professional standards.
California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.
Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.
An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.
The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.
The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.
Be trendy -- stay current with our latest market forecasts and data analyses.
Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.
View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.Current Sales & Price Statistics Housing Affordability Index - Traditional Pending Home Sales Index Rent Vs. Buy Historical Housing Data
The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interests you.
Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.
From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.
Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.
It's the Law -- C.A.R.'s legal eagles tell you what you need to know to stay out of trouble.
Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.Legal News 2017 Laws 2016 Laws
Important industry cases, resources and informationNew Decisions Real Estate Resources Small Claims Court Recent Legal Developments
An industry that works together, thrives together. Participate in legislative advocacy as a C.A.R. member!
C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.Federal Issues State Government Affairs Local Advocacy Resources
CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.CREPAC/LCRC IMPAC State and Local REALTOR® Action Fund
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
Meet the 2017 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.
Learn about advertising with C.A.R.
C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.
Looking for additional assistance? The Customer Contact Center is looking forward to serving you Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.News Releases C.A.R. Logos
Partner With Us
Adding REALTOR® next to your name is cool. What comes with that title is even cooler. Check out your benefits.
As a new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.Member FAQs
C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.Who's Your REALTOR®?
Represent! Join C.A.R. in our community and foundation programs.
Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.Make A Donation HAF Statewide Programs Grants For Local Associations HAF Donors/Supporters 8th Annual HAF Casino Night HAF Golf Tournament
C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by these wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund.
Super REALTORS® protect our industry from bad legislation. Find out how you can too!
Do you have an innovative idea(s) with regards to real estate? Submit your idea(s) for a chance to partner with C.A.R. and transform tomorrow's industry!
Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.
Grants for California REALTORS® pursuing advanced real estate designations.
Find information and tools to help you connect with diverse groups and create business or leadership opportunities.International Real Estate 2017 WomanUP!™ Conference Real Estate Organizations
New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.
Whichever department you are looking to speak with, don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to hear from you.
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Median Price of an existing single-family home increased 7.6 percent in February 2017 to $478,790 compared with February 2016 and a 2.2 percent decrease from January 2017.
Mortgage Trends Update
Source: Fannie Mae
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AB 199 (Chu), a public works bill, was amended to address C.A.R.’s concerns. Existing law permits state and local governments to impose prevailing wage in circumstances where the developer applies for, and receives, grants or other public fund contributions from state or local government for construction. AB 199 removes an obsolete provision (i.e., reference to redevelopment) and instead exempts projects built on private property unless built pursuant to an agreement with state or local government. C.A.R. obtained clarifying amendments to ensure that prevailing wage does not apply to new construction or home renovations or privately financed residential projects, which may receive a minimal amount of public funding to build. With these amendments, C.A.R. is now neutral.
AB 690 (Quirk-Silva), C.A.R.’s Homeowners Association (HOA) management company disclosure bill, passed out of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. AB 690, among other things, requires HOAs to deliver, within the annual budget report, an itemized estimate of fees that may be charged by a professional management company for documents necessary to facilitate a real estate transaction. The bill also clarifies that sellers may request to purchase some or all of these documents, but shall not be required to purchase ALL of the documents listed on this form. Management companies will also be required to disclose any conflicts of interest when initiating a management contract or presenting bids for service to the HOA board. C.A.R. is sponsoring AB 690 to help unit owners prepare for costs associated with the transfer of real property and to ensure that the board of directors has the tools necessary to make informed decisions regarding proposed service providers.
AB 1139 (Reyes), C.A.R.’s private transfer fee disclosure update bill, passed off the Assembly Floor. Private Transfer Fees (PTFs) are fees imposed by a seller requiring the buyer and any subsequent purchaser to pay a fee upon the transfer. In 2012, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) adopted a rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed mortgages requiring that the funds generated by any PTF provide a “direct benefit” to the encumbered property (PTFs established prior to the date of the rule are “grandfathered”). Federal law now requires the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to adopt the same rule regarding PTFs. Current California law on PTF disclosures only provides the “particulars” of the fee (i.e., amount, fee recipient, etc.). This C.A.R.-sponsored bill updates the PTF disclosure law to inform homebuyers of the FHA and FHFA regulations relating to PTFs and how those regulations may impact the ability to obtain financing.
AB 1333 (Dababneh), C.A.R.’s property owner notification bill, passed out of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. Under current law, resident property owners receive notice of proposed taxes and bonds with receipt of their ballot pamphlet while non-resident property owners do not receive any notice whatsoever. This C.A.R.-sponsored bill requires a city, county or special district (e.g., hospital district) to provide notice to all property owners within 7 days of a proposed tax or bond qualifying for the ballot.
AB 1505 (Bloom, Chiu and Gloria), a rent control bill opposed by C.A.R., passed out of the Assembly Local Government Committee. Under the 1995 C.A.R.-sponsored Costa-Hawkins Act, new construction is exempt from rent control. AB 1505 effectively repeals the new construction exemption for rental housing by allowing local governments to impose inclusionary zoning (i.e., rent control) on newly constructed rental housing as a condition of development. This would permit local governments to require residential developments contain an unspecified percentage of rent controlled units, without any consideration for the viability of the project. C.A.R. opposes AB 1505: it discourages the creation of NEW rental housing and exacerbates the housing affordability crisis in California.
AB 1506 (Bloom, Bonta and Chiu), a repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Act opposed by C.A.R., will not move forward this year. In 1995, C.A.R. successfully sponsored with others AB 1164, also known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which created limits on local rent control ordinances by requiring vacancy de-control/re-control and exempting single-family property and new construction from local rent control. C.A.R. opposes AB 1506, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. Facing strong opposition, the authors have withdrawn AB 1506 from consideration for 2017, making the measure a two-year bill.
SB 173 (Dodd), C.A.R.’s CalBRE “department” status restoration bill, passed out of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. In 2012, the Brown Administration made changes to the state's organizational structure in an effort to streamline government practices. These changes included moving the Department of Real Estate to the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH) to function under the Department of Consumer Affairs as a Bureau. This C.A.R.-sponsored bill returns CalBRE to its standing as the Department of Real Estate within BCSH.
SB 348 (Leyva), C.A.R.’s ballot pamphlet notification bill, passed out of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee. Current law allows taxpayers to challenge new taxes typically within 60 days of approval by voters. However, most taxpayers are unaware of the time restrictions imposed on their ability to challenge new taxes. This C.A.R.-sponsored bill requires the ballot pamphlet notify voters that new taxes can only be challenged within 60 days of voter approval.
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