Published Monday, May 20, 2019
California housing affordability climbs in first quarter 2019, C.A.R. reports
Thirty-two percent of California households could afford to purchase the $545,820 median-priced home in the first quarter of 2019, up from 28 percent in fourth-quarter 2018 and up from 31 percent a year ago.
A minimum annual income of $114,860 was needed to make monthly more»
Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The City of Larkspur has moved up the paving schedule for over 30 streets in Greenbrae Hills and Baltimore Canyon. This will likely result in difficulty in replacing sewer lateral hookups in the Ross Valley Sanitation District. Three streets - Parkside Way, Via la Paz and Hawthorne Ave, have deferred paving schedules pending the resolution of storm drain more»
Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
MAR has been made aware of convincing phishing scams targeting REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations. These scammers 'spoof' their email addresses (disguise themselves) in order to appear to be coming from the leadership of a legitimate business such as a manager of a real estate brokerage or a REALTOR® association. Often, these emails are seeking more»
Published Friday, April 12, 2019
One of the questions we often receive from potential and current members is “What does my membership get me?” It’s a fair question, and one that should be asked. We all have limited resources to spend in business, and we want to make sure that they’re spent well. As a membership organization, we ultimately answer to the needs of our more»
Published Friday, April 5, 2019
There were three noteworthy items at Fairfax town council on the night of Wednesday April 3, 2019 that MAR was following. MAR sent a letter to the Mayor and council expressing concern about the impact of their initiatives as currently written. The town will host further discussions on two out of the three issues at future meetings, allowing more time for more»
Published Monday, April 1, 2019
The town of Fairfax will be considering several issues that affect real estate at the town council meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax 94930.
MAR will submit comments on these issues and encourages members who live or do business in Fairfax to attend or submit feedback to the town council.
Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The City of San Rafael met last week to discuss updates to their proposed Wildfire Prevention and Protection Action Plan. While the council passed a revised version of the plan, it is important to note that the document did not change any city laws but rather outlined 38 recommended objectives to work toward reducing fire risk in the city. Any future change more»
Published Friday, March 15, 2019
Recent developments at the local, state and national levels have underscored the impact of REALTOR® advocacy in government affairs. As professionals working with homeowners, prospective buyers, landlords and tenants on a daily basis, REALTORS® are uniquely positioned to offer an important perspective on regulations, laws, programs and how they would more»