Published Tuesday, June 16, 2020
- Existing, single-family home sales totaled 238,740 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 13.9 percent from April and down 41.4 percent from May 2019.
- May’s statewide median home price was $588,070, down 3.0 percent from April and down 3.7 percent from May 2019.
- Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 12.9 percent in May.
Published Thursday, June 4, 2020
Like many of you, we have watched as the events of the last few days have unfolded in the wake of the tragic, unacceptable and unjust death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What happened there has happened too many times in countless cities across America, and change must happen to right the wrongs of racism and discrimination. Protests have spread all more»
Published Wednesday, May 27, 2020
What is the Shelter in Place Order?
Click here for State Departments of Public Health and Industry Relations Industry Guidance for Real Estate Transactions
Click here for a checklist of real estate specific social distancing best practices
Click here for access to C.A.R.'s Pictogram Sign that complies with State Guidelines here (requires C.A.R. more»
Published Monday, May 18, 2020
California housing market feels full brunt of coronavirus outbreak in April, C.A.R. reports
- Existing, single-family home sales totaled 277,440 in April on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 25.6 percent from March and down 30.1 percent from April 2019.
- April’s statewide median home price was $606,410, down 1.0 percent from March and up more»
Published Friday, April 24, 2020
Penalty Waivers Provide Relief for Taxpayers
Marin County property owners needing relief from property tax penalties received welcome news April 21 regarding the Tax Collector’s COVID-19 penalty waiver process. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to give the Marin County Director of Finance the ability to waive property taxpenalties for more»
Published Monday, April 6, 2020
Quoting directly from the Marin County HHS Coronavirus Page:
Can real estate agents show residences in person? Or if I just closed on a home, can I do a walk-through of the home with the agent or seller?
Generally, no. Real estate agents, escrow agents, and other service providers that facilitate residential transactions like home sales and apartment more»
Published Friday, March 27, 2020
by BAREIS Marin County Directors Yoko Kasai, Jenn Pfeiffer & Barry Crotty
We don’t have a manual that says “Do THIS in the case of a pandemic” so we are all doing the best we can; adjusting as news and directives come to us, trying to serve our clients and protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our businesses in the best way more»
Published Monday, March 23, 2020
LOS ANGELES (March 23) – In an effort to provide market liquidity during the coronavirus emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide alternative flexibilities to satisfy appraisal requirements and employment verification requirements through May 17, 2020.
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF more»