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Free advice to help you understand the form you're 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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C.A.R. Training Center is a members one stop shop for all products sectioned off by member types. i.e New Members, Advanced Members, Returning members and Member specialist.
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We're here to help, people! Business products and tools to empower REALTORS®.
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Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.
Help 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.2018 Q&As All Legal Q&As 2018 Q&A Revisions
5 charts show REALTORS ® what needs to be disclosed and to whom in various sales and lease scenarios.Lease/Rental Chart Sales Disclosure Chart
Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.
C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars are online presentations conducted by C.A.R. attorneys on the first Tuesday of every month. Hear about legal developments and answers to common questions. Watch live or from a recorded post. Legal Live Webinars are offered as a free member benefit.
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!
Your lifeline to the lending community formerly known as the Finance Helpline. Find contacts and answers to all mortgage related questions, and problems that arise in your real estate transaction. Get assistance today!Lending Resources Financial Literacy
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Did you know that for zero dollars and zero cents, you can speak with an attorney about your transaction? If you don't believe us, check it out yourself.
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
Browse our courses by topic to find the training you need to build up your real estate business.
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.
Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order.Online Bundles
The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.
Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd
Mark your calendars for our yearly meetings and events!
The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.Tentative Program Committee Selection Meeting Registration
A new, all about connections and interactions, California REALTOR® event.
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 intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.Market Snapshot
Got knowledge? All the info you need on California’s housing market, economy, and issues impacting the industry.
From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.
CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.Housing Matters Blog Real Estate Leaders & Legends Podcast Slideshows Videos Webinars
C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
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Following modest gains in home sales in 2017, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2018.
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 Historical Housing Data
The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
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Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.Listings Luxury Market Current County Sales & Price Home Price Fundamentals
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.
Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.
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.
These volunteer training courses are for members who will be part of Board of Directors, grievance committees and hearing panels at local associations.
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.
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.
CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC, ALF and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.REALTOR® Action Fund
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 2018 Laws
Important industry cases, resources and informationImportant California and Federal real estate related cases Small Claims Court
Current legal developoments, C.A.R. legal products and services.Realegal® Member Legal Services Attorney Access Form
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Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.
The Rising Star Awards are a new C.A.R. initiative designed to work with the brokerage community to recognize their up-and-coming agents.
C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund and NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation.California Wildfire Resources
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Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.
Grants for California REALTORS® pursuing advanced real estate designations.
Diversity and Inclusion.International Real Estate Real Estate Organizations Fair Housing Act: 50th Anniversary C.A.R. Women's Initiative
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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®?
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
Meet the 2019 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.Annual Report
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The Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) is an institute of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Its mission is to advance knowledge via the production of new research in combination with varied partners, to spur innovative thinking about key issues facing California and the real estate industry, and to extend C.A.R.’s influence via intellectual engagement with different audiences, diverse stakeholders, and new external partners.
Launched in 2015, the Center increasingly serves as a nexus for multi-disciplinary thinking aimed at solving some of the state’s most challenging issues. Bringing together key experts from a variety of fields, from academics to policy-makers to industry, the Center produces new knowledge and serves as a key resource about housing issues for all C.A.R. members, external entities, the media, and the public.
CCRE places an emphasis on heightening intellectual engagement with tangible, resource-rich outcomes to enhance C.A.R.’s brand as a leading real estate organization. This includes - but is not limited to - executive reports, whitepapers, briefs, roundtables, summits, forums, sponsored research, and the development of CCRE as a resource for industry news and relevant research from academics. CCRE provides C.A.R. members, the media, other industries, and the public with a rich repository of aggregated information about real estate, consumer trends, and the economy.
Visit the Institute's website to learn more about the Center for California Real Estate
The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley is a collaboration between the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business. The Terner Center leverages applied research and best practices to inform and advance innovation in the planning, financing, design and development of the built environment. In partnership with the Center for California Real Estate, the Terner Center will produce five working papers during the 2019 year focused on land use and housing construction.
UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. UCCS will collaborate with the Center for California Real Estate to present a series of six housing-focused speaker events under the theme, “A Roof Over 40 Million Heads: California’s Housing Challenges and Policy Solutions” for the 2018-2019 academic year. The events will be held within UCCS’s existing Speaker Series, which offers weekly public lectures by UC faculty on a variety of public policy issues, allowing them to showcase their research before a mixed audience of students, policymakers, employees of state agencies and departments, advocates, and members of the general public. UCCS seeks to foster public-policy research in the University of California system. In collaboration with partners in academia, government and philanthropy, UCCS serves as a system-wide resource, focused on issues of importance to the state and nation and based on collaborating networks of scholars drawn from the entire UC system.
California Series: Legislators Discuss "Out of the Box" Solutions to California's Housing Affordability Crisis What are California's legislators doing to tackle the state's housing affordability problems? This panel, featuring legislators representing a diverse range of California communities, aims to shine a light on the different policy solutions being proposed to increase supply and reduce barriers to affordability.
California Series: Is Sacramento's Affordable Housing About to Disappear?
California’s housing supply and affordability crisis threatens the state’s economy and its global leadership in the technology sector. With an emphasis on well-planned housing, economic development and access to world class universities, Sacramento is now home to a combination of established and startup tech ventures, as well as 17,000 commuters who travel to the Bay Area daily for work. Will the Capital City’s affordable housing become the latest victim of the housing crisis? This panel of prominent Sacramento thought leaders - moderated by C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer - addresses that question and more.
Journal of Case Study Research: A Publication of the Center for California Real Estate
Volume I / Issue I—Housing Affordability (Summer 2016)
The importance of housing affordability to the industry and the state of California as a whole is reflected in the solitary theme assessed by the contributors of this journal’s first volume. The case studies collected here present insightful commentary with a clear point of view, supported by research, data, and personal experience. The ideas range widely, but the common denominator is a solutions-based approach to ensure the state’s sizable affordability problem is addressed from a variety of perspectives.
2018 Real Estate Summit: Reclaiming California’s Housing Future
Housing in California continues to be one of the state’s most pressing challenges, presenting an ever-growing threat to the state’s economic vitality.
Drawing on its mission to advance housing industry knowledge and innovation, on September 6, 2018, the Center for California Real Estate presented its third Real Estate Summit. Featuring leaders from real estate, finance, academia, public policy, and government agencies, the Summit served as a catalyst for meaningful solutions to the housing affordability crisis and inform the policy agenda in the year ahead.
The three panel sessions featured a broad-based agenda, covering such issues as housing supply and development at the local and regional levels, key housing ballot initiatives, demographic trends, homelessness, livability patterns, and policy challenges.
Delivering Solutions for California’s Top Housing Challenges
Moderator: Joel Singer, CEO, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
• Reframed challenges to California’s housing supply and provide solutions
• Analyzed the state’s current homelessness situation
• Reviewed key ballot initiatives, such as Costa-Hawkins
• Determined the role of the private sector in solving the affordability crisis
Fixing Housing Supply at Regional and Local Levels
Moderator: Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation
• Explored how policymakers can incentivize and finance housing construction to spur development
• Promoted transparency and accountability in the permitting process
• Roadmapped the policy changes required to ease the state’s housing construction backlog
Mapping the Future of California: Where and How Will Californians Live?
Moderator: Brad Inman, founder, Inman News
• Decoded the demographic, technological and economic shifts destined to mold future California communities
• Analyzed how the concept of place-making can help future communities
• Addressed transportation and urban planning issues
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