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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jill Hanna, a beloved member of Orange County REALTORS®. Jill worked in real estate for 48 years, providing value to her clients and colleagues alike. A Celebration of Life was held on May 16th, in San Juan Capistrano. She will be greatly
We are saddened to announce the passing of Chuck Costello, who was a beloved member of the association. Chuck served his community throughout his 40+ years in the real estate industry and helped countless individuals achieve the American dream of homeownership. He will be greatly missed. Chuck's
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our President, Jeffrey Jackson. In March, Jeffrey informed the OCR membership that he was to undergo radiation treatment for the recurrence of cancer he had defeated fifteen years earlier. He expressed his
Education & Events
On Thursday, May 9th, Orange County REALTORS® hosted a Kentucky Derby Mixer sponsored by Senior Financial Group, Inc ., at Sammy’s Original sports bar. Attendees were encouraged to wear their best hats – and did not disappoint! The evening was filled with food, drinks, photo ops, and networking
Presentation slides: Market Forecast Slides - Steven Thomas Dr. Lawrence Yun Video Update Orange County REALTORS ® Year in Review Video
If you missed the Proposition 19: Homeowner Tax Savings Everywhere in the State presentation, you can view Robert Bloom's slides below. Download Presentation Slides
Announcements
California's affordability challenges are expected to persist, though there was recent growth in housing supply. Despite this, inventory remains tight, supporting high prices, which will likely to continue to climb. With mortgage rates rising throughout February, the California housing market lost
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Submit your application by April 2
Applications are now available for those who wish to apply for State and National Director positions. State Director Application National Director Application Please print, sign, and email back to Debby Ritter by Friday, August 2, 2024. To complete the application(s), please download each PDF and
The Champions of Home Impact Awards are back and are ready to recognize REALTORS® who "have made a significant impact on their communities through volunteer efforts." The winner will receive: $5,000 donation to the non-profit organization 501(c)3 they serve Travel expenses to the REimagine!
Rules & Regulations
On February 7, 2022, NAR sent a letter to Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Finance Agency regarding Fannie Mae’s recent announcement that appraisers will be required to use ANSI® Z765-2021 (American National Standards Institute®) for measuring, calculating, and reporting above-grade and below
This video is provided for information only and not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Consult an attorney should you require specific advice. For follow up questions, contact your broker, attorney, and/or the C.A.R. Legal Hotline. C.A.R. Member Legal Hotline: (213) 739-8282 C.A.R.
Starting 1/1/2021, there is a new disclosure requirement for properties located in high or very high fire hazard severity zones for homes built before 2010. See C.A.R.’s new form, Home Fire Hardening Disclosure and Advisory (HHDA) and the C.A.R. Legal Live Webinar for more information on the new
Housing Market
The 2024 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings featured a panel titled Emerging Business Issues and Technology Forum where tech industry leaders highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are changing the world of real estate. Most REALTORS® are probably already utilizing
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The National Association of REALTORS® released its 2023 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers this morning, garnering coverage in a wide range of national media outlets, including CNN , Bloomberg and The Washington Post . The annual report, which NAR has been conducting since 1981, covers demographics,
ReportsOnHousing.com Economist Steven Thomas is back with his latest Orange County Housing Update. Find out where he predicts the market will head for the remainder of the year. Will interest rates continue to rise? Will prices steadily climb or drop off? View event slides.

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Orange County REALTORS provides industry updates, housing market data as well as member announcements to keep you in the know.

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