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Market Statistics

Are we getting back to normal? The market is moderating. No, not a bubble burst. But a return to normal. Below is what is happening in our markets. We regularly begin the year, with a low level of sales, due to the hiatus caused by people enjoying the end-of-year holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. Holiday parties, decorating, shopping, and visiting friends and relatives take up the month of December. Because escrows normally take 30-45 days after contracts are written,…

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.  …

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… • CSMAR was just informed of the passing of long time member Don Leonard. Don passed away following heart surgery on February 23, 2021. • Team Member, Dawn Maher’s Mom, Sue Cajka, on March 27, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Heart Association. • Kipp Condos passed away on February 12, 2021. Keller Williams Exclusive Properties is raising money to assist Dan with unexpected funeral costs, and…

CSMAR Office Hours

Thousand Oaks Office: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch – 12:00pm to 1:00pm Simi Valley Office: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch – 12:00pm to 1:00pm    …

CSMAR Position on Issues

CSMAR Position on 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…