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Market Statistics

The Fed is Putting Out the Fire The FED had two ways to provide monetary stimulus to the housing market. One was to keep interest rates near zero. The other was to purchase mortgage-backed securities and keep them in their portfolio. The FED has now reversed course in both areas. This week’s half point rise in interest rates was an indicator of more to come. Read more..  …

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 very sad to announce the following… • Beverly Pickrell passed away. There will be a memorial service held on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am at Pierce Brothers in Westlake Village. In lieu of flowers, Beverly’s family is asking that donations be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Toys 4 Tots, a charity she was actively involved in.  • Past President Mike Hanley passed away on February 18, 2022. The Hanley family invites you to join them in honoring…

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…