On May 8, SAR’s Housing Opportunity Committee presented a Lunch and Learn entitled “Guts & Glory: the Story of Inventory.” Panelists discussed ways to create inventory when it seems there are no houses for sale. Open houses can be a useful tool to get neighbors thinking about getting into the market. Open houses may seem [...]
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The worst of the recession is over but recovery will continue to be sluggish, Sara Sutachan, C.A.R. economist told Sacramento REALTORS® on February 5.
Speaking to a full house at the February Main Meeting, Ms. Sutachan outlined overall signs of improvement in the economy [...]
When real estate really tumbled in 2007 and 2008, I remember hearing from the pundits that it could well be 2012 or 2013 before real estate came back. Well, here we are in 2013 and it looks like real estate may be back.
Nationally, sales of existing homes will rise about 7.2 percent in 2013 [...]
The California Legislature has been active again in the real estate area. Several new laws will impact landlord-tenant matters, whether self-managed or professional property managers. We will look at them in the order in which they would be encountered in the normal landlord-tenant transaction.
Senate Bill 1191 provides that a landlord that has an outstanding [...]
The National Association of REALTORS® conducted a study in which 87% of those polled cited owning a home as the number one criterion for defining the “American Dream – The Good Life.”
Owning your own home provides a sense of security for you and your family. It’s a place to create traditions and make wonderful [...]
The new SAR Charitable Foundation will help SAR extend its philanthropic efforts.
In the words of Paula Swayne, Treasurer of the Charitable Foundation: “REALTORS® are deeply committed to the community and the neighborhoods in which they specialize. Part of their involvement in the community is supporting causes that enhance the lives of the people inhabiting [...]
A Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University report says despite record-poor housing market performance over the past few years, homeownership appeal remains strong.
The report, Post-Recession Drivers of Preferences for Homeownership, by Rachel Bogardus Drew and Christopher Herbert, said nearly all variation in views on home owning among survey respondents could be explained [...]
Beginning in May, C.A.R. embarked on a multifaceted campaign to educate consumers about the growing trend in mortgage modification fraud. A nonprofit housing agency recently reported that attempts to scam struggling homeowners have climbed nearly 60 percent nationwide in 2012 alone. And with the [...]