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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of April 20, 2015

 
 
     
 
Feature

The consumer mortgage call report

Part 4 in our article series on mandatory mortgage activity disclosures.

 
 
 
Poll  office closure

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Economics

California distressed sales, foreclosure inventory fall sharply

California leads the nation in the reduction of distressed sales.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Today’s consumer price index change: tomorrow’s residential rents

The CPI for Los Angeles is still behind the rest of the state.

 
 
     
 

Poll  Vote on it

Do government subsidies, tax breaks and other policies focus too much on homeownership?

 
 
     
 
Practice

Have questions for CalBRE?

Submit your questions for the CalBRE and we'll ask them for you.

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Does a buyer’s release and waiver in exchange for cash settlement protect a builder from claims for latent defects?

A California appeals court weighs in.

 
 
     
 
Economics

The global economy’s effect on local real estate

A look at how global conditions impact California real estate.

 
 
     
 
Finance

CFPB releases new toolkit for mortgage shopping

The CFPB's new mortage toolkit helps buyers through mortgage financing.

 
     
 
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Marketing

FARM: 10 tips for spring cleaning

Help your clients tidy up this season with some simple cleaning tips.

 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Legislative Gossip 2015

An updated list of pending real estate legislation.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Using the yield spread to forecast recessions and recoveries

The yield spread rose slightly in March 2015 but remains relatively low.

 
 
 
Marketing

FARM: Before you sell your home

Give your clients pointers for preparing to sell their homes.

 
 
 
 
     
     
 
     
 
 
 
 
     
 
Poll  Video

Invisible solar cells to power skyscrapers