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Model MLS Rules/Materials

California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.


Code of Ethics Violators

Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.


Statewide MLS Initiative

An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.


NAR Code of Ethics

The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.


Professional Standards Materials

The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.


Housing Market Forecast

Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.


Housing Matters Podcast

The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.


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Interactive Market Stats

Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.


Speeches & Presentations

From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.


Surveys & Highlights

Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.


Recent Laws

Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.

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C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.

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CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.

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Whether you're looking for a breaking news alert, a judicial interpretation, a regulatory position or a warning about goings on in the field, if its legal related this is the stop for you.  Here you will find the latest legal developments to keep you in the know and you and your clients out of trouble.


CFPB Sues Ocwen for Failing Borrowers Throughout Mortgage Servicing Process

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today sued one of the country’s largest nonbank mortgage loan servicers, Ocwen Financial Corporation, and its subsidiaries for failing borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process.


Lease/Rental Dislcosure Chart (revised)

The Lease/Rental Chart has been revised to reference new Prop 65 safe harbor warnings for businesses with 10 employees or more to take effect on August 30, 2018. But these warnings may be optionally used prior to that date.


Employee Notice of Asbestos and Prop 65 Warnings Q&A (revised)

This legal article covers the general requirements of the law which can be found in California Health and Safety Code Sections 25915 through 25919.7, as well as Proposition 65 as it relates to asbestos. However, it is not a substitute for professional advice, or for reading the detailed requirements of the statute. Depending upon the circumstances, other federal, state, and local requirements may also apply.


Real Estate Licensee's Duty to Inspect Residential Property Q&A (revised)

The law requires that all real estate licensees who deal with residential property containing one-to-four dwelling units must conduct a "reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection" and to disclose to a prospective purchaser any facts that affect "the value or desirability of the property that such an investigation would reveal."

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