October 4, 2015 courtesy of CSMAR Past President, Chuck Lech
Graphs show us what happened in the past. For some, like Case-Shiller, the information is very far behind. The further you go back, the more accurate the information, but the less useful to forecast current market conditions.
As year-end approaches, the annual percentage information gets diluted by the increases or decreases that have taken place during the entire year. It makes more sense to look at recent data, judging the past month versus the previous month. Read more...
The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) is a member service organization of professionals in real estate, who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors®. The CSMAR is pledged to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession and enforces the Code of Ethics within its membership. Our charter is to provide you with the latest information, tools and resources to make your real estate transaction complete.
The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) boundaries contain five cities, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and two counties, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County. We also have 2 MAC areas; Oak Park and Santa Rosa Valley. With this many elected officials representing those cities, counties and MAC areas we recognize the effort it takes to know which of these elected bodies are considering in rules, regulations or ordinances which may affect the real estate industry. The Association has adopted a position on local issues which affect us the most. We believe it is important to articulate our positions on local Real Estate issues within our boundaries to all membership, along with those in leadership positions, elected officials and staff.
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