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Monday, October 9th, 2017
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CAR EXPO in San Diego

October 19th 8:30 AM
Speaker: CAR State Directors - Business Meeting Reports
Breakfast Provider: Caliber Home Loans

October 26th 8:30 AM
Speaker: White Elephant Auction
CPR Training at 10:00am
Breakfast Provider: Fairway Independent Mortgage

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TIGAR members,

As I sit down to write this, what’s on my mind is still the tragedy at the concert in Las Vegas. Thinking of the call we got from our daughter terrified for her life as it was happening and the helplessness of not being able to do anything other than tell her to stay hidden, stay down, and pray. Thinking of so many people I care about who were there or had planned to be there and decided not to at the last minute, and the sigh of relief as the friends who were there posted on Social Media that they were safe. But still the thousands I don’t know who were there and didn’t all get out safe are weighing heavily on my mind.

Many times in recent years I have questioned Humanity and the world we live in. So much hate and negativity because of religion, skin color, or politics, I don’t understand…. And then trying to wrap my head around an individual who makes the decision and plans extensively, to fire into a crowd from the 32nd floor of a hotel room, kill 58, and injure another 489+ good people out enjoying a beautiful Sunday evening of country music. Why?

But just as I am ready to give up on Humanity altogether, I was reminded by a friend on Thursday morning that despite one evil person, the overall response of that crowd was to step up and help one another, often risking their own lives to help friends and strangers alike, encouraging one another and praying together when the bullets were flying.

Knowing this and still hurting for those lost and injured I can smile just a little. This is the America we live in and this is who we are. There always has been and always will be evil in this world and evil will never win. Stay safe and remain vigilant my friends, I hope to see you in San Diego for CAR Expo. I’ll leave you with this powerful message recently shared by someone I admire a great deal, our own CAR Chief Economist Leslie Appleton Young on social media this week.

Steve Bussman
2017 TIGAR President

Education Corner
Are you ready for the market shift and how it will affect your business?

As agents, we need to utilize the tools available that will help with our presentations and the outlook for the current market.
There are resources on the C.A.R website that offer statistics and current market conditions that you can relay and share with your clients.

The California Association of REALTORS® also offers relevant information that you can utilize in your branded marketing material which can be very useful to your clients.

TIGAR has many resources on the MLS that agents can also use for their presentations to their clients. The TIGAR Education Committee is also dedicated to help agents become well rounded individuals. Attending many education presentations and online webinars will broaden your standards and keep you well informed for the current market and beyond!

-Cindi Shutt
Education Committee
Upcoming TIGAR Education!
There Will Be No Breakfast Meeting This Thursday, October 12th

There will be no Breakfast Meeting this Thursday, October 12th due to the CAR EXPO in San Diego.
Make sure to join us at the EXPO and visit the TIGAR.
booth #447.
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Real Estate News

EXPO 2017 is where light bulb moments happen and big ideas become realities. It's where real estate professionals come together and inspire each other. It's where you network and build relationships. It's where you discover hidden talents and explore a city of possibilities. It's where you belong this October.

Don't miss out this year's 2017 REALTOR® EXPO at the San Diego Convention Center from October 10-12th 2017. Make sure to stop by the TIGAR Booth #447 and say hello. The EXPO is Free to all California REALTOR® Members. Register for FREE online now! You must register in order to attend and receive your EXPO Badge.

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TIGAR Talk: Become a Legislative Liason!
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The tax reform proposed by the Republican leadership will eliminate the incentive for people to buy homes, shrink the middle class, and raise taxes on hundreds of thousands of California homeowners,” said C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh. “The doubling of the standard deduction, coupled with the elimination of state and local tax deductions, such as property taxes, will adversely impact California and its housing market. The average California homebuyer could end up paying $3,000 more a year in taxes under today’s proposal.”

“Homeownership has and continues to be the best way for families to grow wealth and increase the middle class. Congress should look at ways to incentivize and increase homeownership rates, not increase taxes on families wanting to buy a home.”
“Any change that would make homebuying less attractive will be detrimental to the housing industry and the nation’s economy because of the 2.5 million private-sector jobs created by the industry in an average year,” said McIntosh.

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