October 23, 1986
Martha L. McGreevy was unanimously appointed to the board of directors of East San Diego County Board of Realtors.
February 27, 1985 |
Tina Marie Machado has lost her Miss Hawaii USA crown after less than a week. Pageant officials said she is too old at 25 and won by mistake. Machado was told Tuesday to step down in favor of Toni Leimomi Costa, 18, runner-up in the pageant last week. Pageant director Gay Zuercher said Miss Hawaii USA entrants must be under 25 and it was an error when Machado--who turned 25 in November--was allowed to enter.
June 18, 1989 |
Listing through a real estate agent: 50% For sale sign: 17 Newspaper Ads: 15 Friends: 8 Knew the Seller: 6 Other: 4 Source: National Assn. of Realtors
November 10, 1985
Dan O'Callaghan of Re/Max Palos Verdes has will be installed in his second term as president of the Rolling Hills Board of Realtors at a Dec. 12 luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in Torrance. Other new officers are: Chet Acree, vice president; David Moyers, treasurer, and Bob Randall, secretary. New directors are Virginia Rice, Charlene Phelps, Bob Goldstone, Ed Lyle and Irv Walsh.
March 26, 2009 |
California home prices fell 41% last month from a year earlier, more than double the U.S. decline, as surging foreclosures drove down values, the California Assn. of Realtors said. The median price for an existing, single-family detached home in California sank to $247,590 in February from $418,260 a year earlier, the group said. The U.S. median price fell 16% during the same period, the second-biggest drop on record, according to the National Assn. of Realtors.
October 7, 1986 |
The average resale price of single-family homes in the San Fernando Valley area rose to $182,200 in September, according to the Valley Board of Realtors. The figure was up only 1.2% from August, but up a substantial 14.7% from a year earlier, when the average price was $158,900. Although the 14.7% increase is the largest so far this year, the average September prices were still below the high of $182,500 set in July. Despite the cost, homes in the area continued selling briskly.
March 25, 1990
Bruss' response to a letter writer who had asked the local Board of Realtors for the names of the "top three agents" and was denied the information demonstrated his lack of knowledge as to what a Board of Realtors is and does. First, the board could not give out that information, even if they had it--which they do not! Example, our board has 861 members, with an additional 387 participants of the MLS only, working out of 125 different offices. If a staff person who answers the phone would even attempt to select three top producers--it would be unethical and unfair to the rest of the membership.
January 20, 1991
Realtors must be pretty stupid to let this golden opportunity for home sales slip through their fingers. As usual, they are competing against each other instead of joining forces. The realtor industry as a whole should be running full-page newspaper ads and television spots pumping up enthusiasm--low mortgage rates, great prices. Now's the time to deal! Really, they should learn from car salespeople--have they cut back on advertising just because we're in a recession?