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REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors

Thank you to the following REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors   C.A.R. RAF Gold VIP Lifetime Contribution of $10,000 2019 Major Donor – Chartered NAR Sterling “R” 2019 Major Donor – NAR Sterling “R”  Voluntary Contribution of $1,000 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

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…

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the following… • Long time Member Barbara Burner passed away on October 11, 2019. A Celebration of Life for Barbara Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:00 pm Ascension Lutheran Church 1600 E. Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to One Challenge, PO Box 36900, Colorado Springs, CO  80936-6900 in memory of Barbara Burner. • Long time Member Susie Hill lost her husband Rodney Kubes on September 5, 2019. Service announcements are…

Market Statistics

IS AFFORDABILITY LIMITING PRICES? November 22, 2019 / Chuck Lech This is the time of the year when we expect the housing market to slow down.  The holidays are here, and plans to put homes on the market take second place to celebrations. The good news is, even though we were pretty slow this summer, October was a nice turnaround. I suspect this uptick is only temporary.  The market is OK.  Not bad.  Not out of control.  OK is OK.…

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…