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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.

Interactive Market Stats

View and drill down the latest housing market statistics for your area and compare it to neighboring counties.

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.

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Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interests you.

Recent News & Laws

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

2017 News 2017 Laws 2016 News 2016 Laws

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
PACs and RAF

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

CREPAC/LCRC IMPAC State and Local REALTOR® Action Fund
Politics and You

Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.

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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.

Housing Stimulus Laws of 2017 Q&A

The end of an era came in December of 2016 when the Making Home Affordable Program sunset, including both the HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Program) and HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) programs. The Home Affordable Refinance Program however is still active, but it is scheduled to sunset on September 30, 2017. Additionally, both the federal and state new homebuyer tax credit programs ceased in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

These programs were first enacted (or later developed from) a $787 billion economic stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which included several important housing stimulus provisions. In general, both the federal and California government enacted unprecedented measures aimed at stimulating the housing market and protecting homeowners from foreclosure.

Cybercrime in the Real Estate Industry