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To better serve our members, OCAR is moving from Huntington Beach to a brand new, full-service office in Fountain Valley.

The new Fountain Valley office is now open for business and the HB office is now closed.

The new office is located in Fountain Valley Plaza, just off I-405, next to the Hyundai building (see map below). We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the date:  You’re invited to our Grand Opening/Open House on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 PM. 

Add us to your address book:

OCAR Fountain Valley
10540 Talbert Avenue, Ste. 225 West
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 375-9313 (office phone and fax will remain the same as the HB office)

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Formerly known as relay®, zipTMS™ is now a free member benefit for 2016. On Thursday, February 11, C.A.R. will host a free webinar from 10:00 am to 11:00 to show you how zipTMS™ helps you manage and track all transaction information and activities from listing through closing.

Register now...

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Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative pushed a portion of November's would-be transactions into last month's figure, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the South and West, all four major regions saw large increases in December.

Single-family home sales jumped 16.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million in December from 4.15 million in November, and are now 7.1 percent higher than the 4.50 million pace a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $226,000 in December, up 8.0 percent from December 2014.

Existing condominium and co-op sales increased 4.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 640,000 units in December from 610,000 in November, and are now 12.3 percent above December 2014 (570,000 units). The median existing condo price was $209,900 in December, which is 4.9 percent above a year ago.

 

 

 

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MLS-Touch is now free for OCAR REALTORS®. This reflects an annual savings of $99. 

For years, members have requested this state-of-the-art app which provides rich MLS access on mobile devices. With MLS-Touch, your mobile device can now become your most valuable work tool.

  • Access all active, pending, sold and off-market listings. 
  • Search by map, or use the advanced search tool to find properties that exactly match your clients’ needs.
  • Send multiple listings by email. 
  • Access private remarks, listing agent info, showing instructions, HOAs, live market stats, instant sales comparables and more.

Download the App Today:

When logging in for the first time, select "California" as your state, "CRMLS," as your board, and enter your CRMLS User ID for your "board username" and your CRMLS password for your "board password."

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Beginning with the new year, both OCAR offices will be open from 8 am to 5:30 pm to assist you. We'll also be open Saturdays in January from 9 am to 1 pm. 

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