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REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors

Thank you to the following REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors   2019 Major Donor – NAR Sterling “R”  Voluntary Contribution of $1,000 C.A.R. RAF Gold VIP Lifetime Contribution of $10,000 2019 California Silver Bear Voluntary Contribution of $449  2019 True Cost of Doing Business Voluntary Contribution of $148+ 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)…

Help Protect Your Livelihood

CSMAR President Liz Parvex talks about one of the many things RAF does for you! 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…

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the following… Past President Linda Mills lost her father in early March of 2019. Past President JoAnn Levine lost her mother on February 14, 2019. Eric Little with Eric Little State Farm lost his father on January 30th, 2019. Tamara Rossie-Molina with First American Home Warranty lost her father on February 2nd, 2019. Our thoughts are with our members and their families at this difficult time.…

Market Statistics

Recession – coming soon, or just ended? April 5, 2019 / Chuck Lech The US Economy is close to experiencing the longest recovery in recent history.  The record should be broken  in July, surpassing the boom of 1991 – 2001 as the longest  on record.  So it is logical for economists to expect a recession soon.  Nothing lasts forever.  It’s a seasonal thing, we have periods of growth followed by periods of recession followed by periods of growth.  …

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…

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…

DRE’s Team Name FAQs

Recent FAQs from the Department 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 Department of Real Estate  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 Professions Code Section…