BUYERS New Horizons in the New Home Market: Insights As we delve into the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, January has brought with it a nuanced landscape for the new single-family home market. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of new home sales stands at 661,000, marking a modest yet significant uplift from the preceding month and the same period last year. This […]
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Understanding Property Tax Exemptions and Prop 19 for Realtors in 2024 In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, staying informed about changes in property tax laws is crucial for realtors. As professionals guiding clients through the complexities of buying and selling properties, it’s imperative to be well-versed in the latest regulations, especially concerning property tax exemptions and the implications of Proposition 19. Property Tax Exemptions and […]
BUYERS Southern California Real Estate Outlook 2024: Navigating the Future Market Embarking on the 2024 outlook for Southern California’s real estate market, we delve into a tapestry of indicators shaping what’s to come. The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) forecasts a market rebound as mortgage rates are expected to ebb, setting the stage for a 22.9 percent increase in single-family home sales and a 6.2 percent […]
BUYERS Charting a New Course in Real Estate: Beyond the NAR Commission Ruling In the tranquil halls of CB Platinum Properties, we stand at the cusp of industry evolution, observing the ripples from the recent commission lawsuit verdict and its influence on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) membership. As a broker, we invite my fellow real estate professionals to not just watch the tide but to sail […]
BUYERS Navigating Through the Waves: The Future and Stability of the Real Estate Market The real estate market, notoriously known for its fluctuations and susceptibility to various economic factors, has always been a topic of intriguing discussions among realtors, buyers, and sellers alike. Amidst the persistent inquiries and speculative forecasts, we delve into the question, “Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?” The Slow but Steady Move Towards […]
REAL ESTATE AGENTS The Importance of Buyer Representation Agreements in Real Estate Transactions Introduction: Real estate agents often overlook the importance of buyer representation agreements. However, these legally binding documents are essential for protecting both agents and buyers. Let’s explore why signing such agreements fosters transparency, trust, and smooth transactions. Ensuring Compliance and Clear Communication: To comply with state regulations, it is crucial to document exclusive brokerage and […]
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Spring 2023 Housing Market Forecast: A Guide for Real Estate Agents As we approach spring 2023, Real Estate Agents may be wondering what to expect in the housing market. According to a recent article on, the upcoming months will be a make or break moment for the market. With rising interest rates and home prices, buyers and sellers alike will face significant challenges in the […]
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Real Estate Industry Adaptations during COVID-19 Pandemic: What’s Here to Stay Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes across various industries, including real estate. Real estate agents, brokers, and associations have had to adapt quickly to new market conditions and health guidelines. This report highlights the changes that were made during the pandemic and are now here to stay. Agents and Brokers: To keep up with […]
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