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Housing Market Forecast

The latest housing market forecast and projection to what lays ahead.


Data & Statistics

View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.

Current Sales & Price Statistics Housing Affordability Index - First-Time Buyer Historical Housing Data
Housing Matters Podcast

Your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.


Weekly Market Minute

Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.


Speeches & Presentations

Catch up with the latest outreaches and webinars by the Research and Economics team.


Surveys & Reports

C.A.R. conducts survey research with members and consumers on a regular basis to get a better understanding of the housing market and the real estate industry. Results and analyses from these studies are released in different formats – written report, power-point, infographic, webinar, and podcast - and can be found in this section.


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Model MLS Rules/Materials

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


CAR Interboard Arbitration

Looking for information on how to file an interboard arbitration complaint?  You've come to the right place!  Find the rules, timeline and filing documents here.


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.


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, NAR materials and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.


Legislation

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


PACs and RAF

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

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.


Member Legal Services

C.A.R.'s 15+ lawyers provide all sorts of services, not just answering the beloved Legal Hotline. Other pies that the C.A.R. lawyers have their fingers in are: Standard Forms, Sample Letters, Realegal, Webinars and Legal Action Fund, all of which are referenced here.


Arbitration Rules

California Code of Ethics and Arbitration Rules and external link to JAMS Arbitration service.


Legal Action Fund

C.A.R. participates in cases at the appellate and supreme court level as an "Amicus Curiae" or friend of the court when a decision in the case has the potential to affect REALTORS® statewide.

Legal Action Fund Guidelines
Legal Matters Podcast

Learn on-the-go! The Legal Matters Podcast gives you bite-size nuggets of power-packed legal information that will help you protect yourself and your clients. Join our attorneys for a “Legal Bedtime Story” or for the scoop on vital issues like the “Top 5 RPA Mistakes”.


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C.A.R.'s Member Legal Services Department provides C.A.R. members with the latest in legal information to give our members a competitive edge and minimize legal exposure.  This legal information is available through a variety of resources:  

Legal Articles (Q&As)

C.A.R's Legal Department offers legal articles, some in question and answer format, on over 200 subjects.  The articles are organized alphabetically and also by category. We also provide legal updates.

Legal Hotline

Members may call the C.A.R. Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8282, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for professional and confidential real estate legal advice from C.A.R. attorneys. Due to limited staffing the Saturday Hotline service is only for questions regarding active transactions. C.A.R. members who are broker-owners, office managers, or Designated REALTORS® may contact the Member Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8350.  Legal questions may also be submitted by fax at (213) 480-7724 or email to [email protected].  THIS IS A MEMBERS-ONLY SERVICE! 

Hotline User Conflict and Responsibilities Policy

New member of C.A.R.?  Please read the following legal articleMember Legal Hotline.

Legal Action Fund 

C.A.R. proactively defends your real estate profession in the appellate courts.  C.A.R.'s Legal Action Fund contributed to favorable decisions in many landmark cases in which C.A.R. had filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs.  For questions about the Legal Action Fund, please contact, Neil Kalin, Assistant General Counsel, at [email protected].

California Real Estate  Magazine Legal Column

Each month there appears a legal column in California Real Estate magazine discussing the latest cases and statutes impacting REALTORS® and property owners.  This legal column includes an Ask An Attorney feature providing answers to commonly-asked legal questions and issues.  For questions about the Legal Column in the magazine, please contact Robert Bloom, Supervising Senior Counsel, at [email protected].

Standard Forms

C.A.R. attorneys provide their valuable legal expertise in the creation and revision of all the C.A.R. standard legal forms.  For questions or comments regarding C.A.R.'s standard legal forms, please send an email to the Standard Forms Department.

Sample Letter Library

The Sample Letters are only available in zipForm® not on car.org. To access the letters use the drop down menu for Forms Libraries and click on CARSL.

Realegals®

All members who have provided us with an e-mail address will receive e-mail messages containing breaking legal information and legal liability prevention tips. 

Webinars

C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars are online legal presentations conducted by C.A.R. attorneys generally on the first Tuesday of every month (except holidays) and as needed.  From the ease of your own computer, you can participate in a live, interactive webinar on recent legal developments, get answers to your legal questions, and find out what legal challenges other REALTORS® may be facing.  Legal Live Webinars are offered as a member benefit, free of charge, to California REALTORS® only.


For any questions regarding this web page, please contact Legal Editor, Neil Kalin, Esq. Please be sure to include your full name, office, and your member number in your e-mail.  We do not provide legal services to non-members.


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