Marin County Considering Emergency Tenant Protections

Published Sunday, March 22, 2020
The Marin County Board of Supervisors plans to consider a resolution on March 24 that would prevent residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium would last until May 31. Financial impacts include having a substantial loss of household income because of a business closure, more»

C.A.R. Issues No Open House Advisory Under Shelter in Place

Published Friday, March 20, 2020
In light of the statewide shelter-in-place order, C.A.R. issues guidance on the Governor's stay-at-home order: REALTORS® should cease doing all face-to-face marketing or sales activities, including showings, listing appointments, open houses and property inspections. Clients and other consumers are also subject to these orders and should not be more»

Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
Major news out of Washington, D.C., where the Senate passed a major relief bill, sending it to the President's desk for signature. Included in the bill are expansions of paid sick leave and family medical leave for workers. In addition, a refundable tax credit for small businesses is designed to offset 100% of the employer’s share of the new more»

Shelter-in-Place Resources

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dear Marin REALTORS® - The coronavirus situation is evolving rapidly, with new guidance and updates coming multiple times per day. The most significant development today, Monday, March 16th, was a widespread Shelter In Place order issued for the six counties in the Bay Area. We advise all members to heed the direction of your Local, State and more»

Marin REALTORS Coronavirus Resources

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020
RESOURCES ON CONDUCTING BUSINESS DURING THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER AND FAQS. UPDATE: A Shelter-in-Place order has been enacted in Marin County. Read more about it, and some resources for working during it here. Guidance on Open Houses According to a recent communication from CAR: Many REALTORS® are wondering what to do about open houses, which by more»

California home sales maintain last year’s momentum in January, C.A.R. reports

Published Friday, February 21, 2020
California home sales maintain last year’s momentum in January, C.A.R. reports - Existing, single-family home sales totaled 395,550 in January on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.7 percent from December and up 10.3 percent from January 2019. - January’s statewide median home price was $575,160, down 6.5 percent from December and more»

California REALTORS® applaud Gov. Newsom’s focus on housing in State of the State Address

Published Friday, February 21, 2020
California REALTORS® applaud Gov. Newsom’s focus on housing in State of the State Address LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 19) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address: “The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® stands with Gov. more»

California Housing Affordability Holds Steady in Fourth Quarter C.A.R. Reports

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Thirty-one percent of California households could afford to purchase the $607,040 median-priced home in the fourth quarter of 2019, unchanged from third-quarter 2019 and up from 28 percent a year ago. A minimum annual income of $119,600 was needed to make monthly payments of $2,990, including principal, interest and taxes on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage more»

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