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License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.


Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


Career Path

Browse our courses by topic to find the training you need to build up your real estate business.


Designations / Certifications

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


Education Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.


Course Catalog

Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order. 

Online Bundles
Risk and Education Management System

The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.


NMLS/MLO CE Courses

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.

Tentative Program Meeting Registration
REimagine! 2018

A new, all about connections and interactions, California REALTOR® event.


C.A.R. Women's Initiative

C.A.R.'s WomanUP!® conference is devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their careers to the next level.


NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


For Your Clients

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
Charts & Graphs

Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.


Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign


Social Media Content

See the latest social media content from C.A.R. and find content for you to share on your own social media.


For Brokers/Managers

From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.


Center of California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.


Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


Speeches & Presentations

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


Publications

C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
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As with any major purchase, it pays to be informed prior to making any decisions. As experienced buyers already know, buying a home is a complicated process, so it's important to start at the beginning and thoroughly understand each step. Whether you're buying your first home or your third, make sure you have the necessary financial resources and have explored all your options before you purchase a new home.

If you're a first-time buyer, you should weigh the pros and cons of homeownership versus renting. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider. For example, renters have the freedom of mobility if they choose to move, but their monthly rent checks do not establish long-term equity or produce any other benefits. And while homeowners' mortgage payments accumulate equity, these payments are generally higher than rent payments and come with the responsibility to manage the care and upkeep of the property.

Both new and experienced buyers have their own sets of financial considerations when it comes to buying a home. Move-up buyers should evaluate their financial situation to ensure they're prepared to meet the higher mortgage payments involved with relocating. Likewise, first-time buyers should determine if monthly mortgage payments fit in their budgets. In addition, you'll need to be prepared to cover the downpayment and closing costs. And, you should consider whether you meet the basic criteria to qualify for a mortgage; lenders prefer that applicants offer a stable job history and a good credit record.


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