Reader, a review of Google's mortgage shopping tool and more.

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Week of December 21, 2015


Tech Corner: Google’s new mortgage shopping tool

We review Google’s new mortgage comparison tool.


Poll  Vote on it

Have the new TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure (TRID) mortgage rules delayed the closing of your sales?

Market Trends

Homes sold in California held back by pricing, future rate increases

October 2015 home sales are up from the prior year.

Poll  office closure

ATTENTION: Our office will be closing early at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 for the holiday. Course access and online ordering will remain available.

Legal Aspects

May an owner of property subject to a local rental ordinance charge a tenant a higher rental rate after evicting the prior tenant for intended owner occupancy?

Get the ruling here.


FARM: What is a buyer’s listing agreement?

A flier to answer client questions about the buyer's listing agreement.

Market Trends

First-time homebuyers and new housing

The age group of first-time homebuyers increased in 2014.

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Market Trends

MIP, PMI, or neither?

MIPs and PMI premiums remained roughly level in Q3 2015.


FARM: Common Hazards

Help your clients understand property condition disclosures.

Market Trends

Using the yield spread to forecast recessions and recoveries

The yield spread increased in November 2015.


FARM: The market’s hot, but interest rates are going up – buy now!

A flier to encourage clients to take advantage of low mortgage rates.

Poll  online forum

Discuss your opinions and ask questions about all things related to California real estate. Join the conversation with other agents on our online forum here!


FARM: Get a better deal with — financial literacy!

Tips to help your clients maximize their search for a mortgage.


Pro tips for selling to the Millennial homebuyer

Guest article: Millennial homebuyers.


FARM: Environmental hazards

A breakdown of environmental hazards for your clients.

Poll  Video

Deck the halls with smart home tech