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National News: Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% in August

By bri@ccar.net | September 21, 2022

Existing-home sales experienced a slight dip in August, marking the seventh consecutive month of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Month-over-month sales varied across the four major U.S. regions as two regions recorded increases, one was unchanged and the other posted a drop. On a year-over-year basis, however, sales fell in all regions.…

2023 Mandatory Dues Breakdown

By bri@ccar.net | September 20, 2022

Thank you for being a part of the REALTOR® community, now over 1.5 million members strong. As a Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) member, you receive the support and benefits provided by the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and CCAR. Check our 2023 infographic to get the full picture of how your 2023…

Coming Soon: MLS-Touch Mobile App

By bri@ccar.net | September 14, 2022

Stay connected and engaged on the go! MLS-Touch, an all-new premium mobile app, is scheduled to launch Thursday, September 22. Designed exclusively for real estate professionals, it has all the essential features you need including powerful search tools, listing and showing details, property history, and instant comparables. It also has some advanced features that really…

Collin County Home Sellers Open to Negotiation

By bri@ccar.net | September 12, 2022

CCAR reports that home sellers were open to negotiation in August and accepted offers for less than their original list price for the first time since January 2021. In August, Collin County homes remained on the market for 24 days on average and sold for 97.9% of the original list price. At the closing table,…

Ready. Set. Grow at NAR NXT The REALTOR® Experience

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | August 30, 2022

Grow what you know at the 2022 NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience, where you’ll expand your expertise, strengthen your skillset, pump up your professionalism, and reap the rewards. At NAR NXT, the innovation is in the experience. You’ll find fresh, future-focused content, rave-worthy presenters, elevated programming, facilitated networking, offsite field experiences, and many other unique features…

National News: Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July

By bri@ccar.net | August 24, 2022

Pending home sales declined for the second consecutive month in July, and for the eighth time in the last nine months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three out of four major regions registered month-over-month decreases, though the West notched a minor gain. Year-over-year, all four regions saw double-digit percentage slides, the largest of…

Collin County Market Moves in a New Direction

By bri@ccar.net | August 15, 2022

The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports the Collin County housing market may be moving in a new direction as home inventory increased despite fewer new listings in July, possibly due to slowed buyer demand. In July, 4.1% fewer homes entered the market compared to the year prior, however, Collin County had 60.7% more…

Texas REALTORS® Wants You to Know Your Taxes

By kendall@ccar.net | August 11, 2022

Proposed tax rates have been published and now is the time to get engaged in setting property tax rates! Step 1: Check out KnowYourTaxes.org to find your county’s specific information and how the proposed rates impact you. Step 2: Attend local meetings in person or comment online to make your voice heard. Dates for those…

Christy Black Volunteer of the Year Award

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | August 10, 2022

The Christy Black Volunteer of the Year Award was created in 2021 to recognize a Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) member who has made an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work. The individual recipient of this award will receive $500 for their U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of choice. Eligibility Criteria: Nominees must…

Higher Mortgage Interest Rates Hurting Texas Housing Affordability

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | August 10, 2022

Texas housing overall is still affordable. However, higher mortgage interest rates are contributing to declining housing affordability statewide, according to a new report from the Texas Real Estate Research Center (TRERC) at Texas A&M University. “A popular metric developed by TRERC and deployed by industry groups depicts a decline in housing affordability across the state…

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