Introducing a new daily and interactive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Segment of the CDAR Website!
Ask Your MLS is designed to be an easy dialogue between CDAR / MLS Members in hopes of answering your burning questions - and offering a clear picture of what's to come.
The important thing is to make sure you're heard... send us your questions today!
When searching rentals, how can I search for JUST annual leases or JUST vacation rentals? - 7/17/14
Thank you for your question! At this time - as we continue to create your NEW CDAR MLS - one cannot search separately. When we launch late this summer, we are adding new fields to help in this area.
For this dialogue to be successfull, we need you to let us know what your next question is!
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Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion in fines and relief
over claims it misled investors about mortgage-backed
bonds (JUSTIN LANE / EPA)
Citigroup Inc. will provide $7 billion in cash and consumer relief to settle federal and state investigations into the sale of defective mortgage investments during the subprime housing boom, the Wall Street giant and federal officials said Monday.
California is among several states that will share in the settlement, which includes a record $4 billion in civil fines and $500 million in repayments for public pension fund and other losses, plus $2.5 billion in consumer relief.
Citi will pay California $102.7 million to offset losses in its public pension funds, according to Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' office. California also is guaranteed at least $90 million in consumer relief, the most of any state.
The agreement follows a series of similar settlements by Wall Street firms that packaged high-risk loans during the housing boom to create bonds they sold to investors around the world. Buyers included public employee retirement funds, which suffered significant losses, as well as smaller financial firms that failed.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s $13-billion settlement of mortgage-related claims, announced in November, was the largest of these settlements so far. U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said more are to come.
“Citi is not the first financial institution to be held accountable by this Justice Department, and it will certainly not be the last,” Holder said at a Washington news conference.
In an effort to make ethics violations and the disciplinary process more transparent, starting August 1, 2014, C.A.R. will be publishing the names – and the other information listed below – of members who are found in violation of the Code of Ethics. If a member is found in violation of the Code, and the discipline is anything other than a letter of warning or stand-alone education, the following information will be published by C.A.R.:
- The name and photo of the member found in violation If the member’s name is similar to another member’s, their real estate license number and/or office address may also be included in the publication;
- A list of the Articles of the Code of Ethics that were violated and possibly the applicable standards of practice;
- A brief factual synopsis of the matter, with the names of other parties removed;
- The discipline imposed;
- The effective date and duration of discipline imposed; and
- The hearing Panel’s rationale for the discipline imposed, if applicable.
The name of the real estate firm will not be published. The name of the responsible broker will be published, only if the broker was also named and found in violation. This information will be published on the members-only section of car.org and local associations will be free to republish the information in their local members-only publications. Local associations will begin requiring respondents named in an ethics complaint to submit a photo at the time of filing a response to the complaint, or allow their picture to be taken before the hearing begins.
Introducing a Better Way for Consumers to Search... and Reach our Members!CDAR Brings Enhanced Search Tools and Powerful Member Amenities with iHomefinder!
Here it comes! As Promised!
Our premium public search integrates seamlessly into our MLS as a great way to expose your listings to the public, while also creating great leads for you! Consumers can search for active and sold listings using a convenient free-text search field OR an interactive Map Search.
Our new premium public search also features:
- Detail of Listings, with All Pictures
- Open House and Member Roster Searches
- Mobile WebSite
- Agent and Office Searches
- FREE Basic Agent Websites
Watch for more new features coming from CDAR and your MLS Committee to help you create lasting relationships with yoru current and past clients.
Here's How to Log into the MLS
On April 1, the CDAR websites were redirected to our new website at www.cdaronline.org. CDAR participants and subscribers with MLS access can login and access the MLS, just like you would on the old site. To do so, simply click on the Member Login button at the top, right-hand corner of any page.
Members should use their normal Agent ID and Password.
Once logged in, members will see a number of buttons on the member's home page where it is possible to log into the MLS and other websites using Single-Sign-On (SSO). You will also see buttons to pay your bill online and to update your member profile.
Click the Read More button to see step-by-step instructions on how to login to the MLS from the member website.