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Ventura County Economic Outlook Webinar

Click below to watch the Ventura County Economic Outlook Webinar, featuring Dr. Matthew Fienup who goes over the effects of COVID-19 are devastating to U.S. economy in historic and life-changing ways. Dr. Fienup is a member of the WSJ Economic Forecasting Survey, and Recipient of the 2019 Crystal Ball award for the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey.…

Yes on Prop 19

Support Proposition 19 – The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act Proposition 19 Provides Housing Relief for Seniors, Families, Wildfire Victims & Vulnerable Populations Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Fire Protection, Local Government and Schools Prop 19 – Fact Sheet Prop 19 – FAQs Click here for more information on Prop 19  …

CSMAR MLS Clear Cooperation Policy

Major MLS Changes The CSMAR MLS will have major MLS Rules Changes Effective May 1st 2020 These changes will address the NAR Mandated Clear Cooperation Policy and the addition of a Coming Soon status.  The FAQ on these updates can be found HERE  The Redlined Rules changes can be found HERE The Redlined Data Integrity Standards changes can be found HERE Watch our Summary Webinar Watch our Full Webinar with Q and A  …

C.A.R. Weekly Update of State Legislation

C.A.R.’s Governmental Affairs Team works to advance REALTOR® public policy objectives in the California State Legislature in Sacramento.  This includes sponsoring, supporting and opposing state legislation.   Read more about weekly updates here.  …

REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors

Thank you to the following REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors   Contribute to the REALTOR® Action Fund today! Click here and go to Make a contribution on the left hand side of the page! (Please have NRDS ID handy) CSMAR Past President Liz Parvex talks about one of the ***many*** things RAF does for you here!…

Help Protect Your Livelihood

What does the REALTOR® Action Fund do? • Raises money to help promote the values, attitudes and beliefs of organized real estate • Remains vigilant against potential public policy threats i.e.  laws, taxes and regulations  • Fights costly and time consuming point of sale bills, independent contractor withholding, statewide service taxes  • Preserves dual agency, mortgage interest and deduction • Supporting RAF is not a political decision but an important decision to protect your business Why is the REALTOR® Action…

NAR Window to the Law Series

Window to the Law is a monthly video series focusing on a legal topic of interest. Not just for legal professionals, Window to the Law covers topics applicable to legal compliance for real estate professionals, brokerages, and REALTOR® associations.…

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the following… • Ray Holmes, passed away on October 16, 2020. A graveside service for Ray Holmes will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10 AM at Assumption Cemetery, 1380 Fitzgerald Simi Valley, CA 93065, followed by a Celebration of Life at 326 Capri Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 • Buzz Burner passed away on June 27, 2020 • Tom Murray passed away on June 11, 2020 • Buren Blackwelder passed away on May 19,…

Market Statistics

Recession? Not in Our Real Estate Market What a year this has been. The best way to begin this discussion is by directing your attention to the box within the chart below. The pandemic began to affect our economy in mid-March. Our real estate market, and most other markets, took a major hit. Compare how many escrows closed in May 2019 ( 237) to May 2020 (79). These closed escrows were opened from mid-March to mid-April, the beginning of the…

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…