Dear Member,

Please register today for the Standards of Practice (SOP) 10-5 Webinar on March 10th. Click here or see the link below with the event flier.
If you have not already, please also register for the Women's Council of REALTORS Monterey Peninsula panel discussion with newly elected city officials on March 11.

Also, please see the latest on Prop 19 resources and other important updates from CAR and our valuable Tech Hotline.

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C.A.R. Launches Prop 19 Informational Website
Do you have questions about Proposition 19 and how your clients can take advantage of the new tax benefits that will go into effect April 1? The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has launched the website to become the hub for Proposition 19 information. 

The website features fact sheets, frequently asked questions, sample flyers, explainer videos, and links to helpful resources. The site will continue to be populated regularly with new resources aimed at helping you and your clients take advantage of Proposition 19’s new tax benefits.
C.A.R.: Housing affordability for Black California Households is Half that of Whites
Less than half of Black households earned the minimum income needed to purchase a home as compared to whites, illustrating the homeownership gap and wealth disparity for people of color, women, people with disabilities, indigenous people and members of the LGBTQ community, according to a report by C.A.R.
California Housing Momentum Continues into New Year
California’s housing market kicked off the year on a positive note, following up on December’s strong showing with double-digit price and sales growth on a yearly basis in January, C.A.R. reported last week.
C.A.R. Creates COVID Vaccination Resources
Now that vaccinations are rolling out across the state many REALTORS® have questions about when they’ll be eligible, how it will impact their business and what it means for brokers. C.A.R. created resources to help address these questions. They are available to view online and to print out and share.
COVID Market Update
The housing market continues to be the bright spot of the broader economy. Sales and prices got off to a strong start, REALTORS(r) in California remain optimistic about the future, and our forecast for market activity has been revised up. However, buyer demand has downshifted slightly as rates have gone up in recent weeks, so we do expect growth to slow modestly in the coming months.
C.A.R. Statement on Confirmation of DRE Commissioner Doug McCauley
C.A.R. President Dave Walsh issued a statement in response to the California State Senate confirming Doug McCauley as Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). In the statement, Walsh congratulates Commissioner McCauley and says he looks forward to continuing to work with him on advancing housing policies, including in fair housing, that expand access to homeownership and ensure every Californian has a place to call home.
Client Disputes Not Getting Resolved?
More REALTORS® are turning to C.A.R.’s Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers to help their clients easily resolve conflicts and avoid the cost of litigation. Each Mediator in the program has been trained by C.A.R. on potential disputes around the real estate transaction.