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DOES IT FEEL LIKE WE ARE SLOWING DOWN? April 5, 2018 / Chuck Lech   There are many ways to tell when things slow down. On a plane, you feel your body move forward in your seat.  In a car, the same thing happens, but you can look at the speedometer to accurately measure the slowing.…

C.A.R. Disaster Relief

Help Heals C.A.R. recognizes the devastation unleashed by the recent fires in Southern California and our hearts go out to all of those impacted. It is our hope that the Disaster Relief Fund will aid those who need shelter, and will help REALTORS® rebuild not just their homes but their careers, as the recovery process begins. Use the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Application to begin the recovery process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please call (213) 739-8297.…

Welcome

CSMAR, we bring your dreams home 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…

CSMAR Office Hours

Simi Valley Office: Monday – Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch – 12:00pm to 1:00pm Thousand Oaks Office: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm  …

Position on Issues

HOT ISSUES  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…

REALTORS® and Home Inspectors – Allies

                        July 24, 2017 by Debbie Hake, 2017 CSMAR President Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the monthly meeting of the Tri-Counties CREIA Chapter. It was fun to listen to the banter among the inspectors as they sat and chatted, much like a group of REALTORS® “talking shop” over lunch or, in this case, dinner. The presentation developed into a “Town Hall Talk” with questions and answers,…

C.A.R. RED ALERT! Oppose SB231

SB 231 Allows Property Owners to Be TAXED WITHOUT a VoteURGE YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER TO VOTE “NO”PLEASE CALL TODAY! C.A.R. is OPPOSING SB 231 (Hertzberg), a bill that allows local governments to circumvent the State Constitution and Proposition 218 and directly tax property owners for costs related to stormwater infrastructure projects without the legally required voter approval. C.A.R opposes SB 231 because it uses legal “word games” to allow local governments to impose new taxes without required voter input. The…

BRE’s Team Name FAQs

Recent FAQs from the Bureau of Real Estate Team Names These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide up-to-date information following the latest changes to the Real Estate Law concerning “team names.” The California Bureau of Real Estate (Bureau) issued Advisories in 2014 and 2015, and here are details following the signing of Senate Bill 710 into law in August 2016. Q. What is a team name? A. A team name is a statutorily created term that is described in Business and…