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BUSINESS
October 23, 1986
Martha L. McGreevy was unanimously appointed to the board of directors of East San Diego County Board of Realtors.
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NEWS
February 27, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
REAL ESTATE
June 18, 1989 | BRADLEY INMAN
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
REAL ESTATE
July 9, 1989
David W. Myers' June 18 article, "Bill to License Appraisers Set for Vote" covered quite well many of the problems and issues involved with licensing of real estate appraisers and the involvement of the California Assn. of Realtors through its bill, AB 527. I oppose the blanket "grandfathering" of brokers as appraisers. To me, the conflicts of interest inherent in this are both obvious and overwhelming. I support the California Coalition of Appraisers' position that brokers can be licensed or certified if they pass the course requirements, pass the exams and pay the appropriate fees that all other professional appraisers will have to meet also.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1986 | DANIEL AKST, Times Staff Writer
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2013 | By Mary Ellen Podmolik
No Coke. No fries. No desire to change things. The Billy Goat Tavern has been a Chicago landmark for generations and a fixture under North Michigan Avenue for almost 50 years. And its owner wants to remain there, regardless of whatever redevelopment goes on above it. Sam Sianis, who runs the tavern and is the nephew of the Billy Goat's original owner, William Sianis, said he knew nothing of potential plans for a massive redevelopment disclosed Monday that would involve replacing the Realtor Building, on property located above the Goat.
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