Press Releases

In late February, Chapman University held the Infinite Suburbia Conference, a Chapman University event sponsored by the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) – C.A.R.’s think tank.

During a panel discussion moderated by Joel Kotkin, a leading expert on suburbia, panelists deliberated the effects of autonomous vehicles on California’s suburbs when daily commutes are more productive and the lack of garages mean more land availability; how the housing affordability crisis is shaping cities outside of traditional downtown cores; how to get working class communities, including minorities, into the housing they desire; and whether millennials have given up on homeownership.

Kotkin was joined by C.A.R. Senior Economist Oscar Wei and founder of Kellenberg Studios, Steve Kellenberg to discuss the issues outlined in his recently published book – “Infinite Suburbia.”

Co-editor Alan Berger delivered a keynote speech to an audience that included REALTORS® from throughout the Orange County area – focusing on the trends set to shape the way we live and work in our cities over the coming decades. The event continues a history of CCRE's collaboration with Chapman University - in 2017 the Center sponsored Kotkin's research whitepaper 'Fading Promise: Millennial Prospects in the Golden State'.
March 2018

Congress passes tax reform bill
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill by Congress today:

“While the impact of this bill may not be as harmful in many parts of the country, here in California where the typical home costs two and a half times the national home price, homeowners and would-be buyers will be hit especially hard. As we move forward and learn the true and full impact of this legislation, we hope we can work with Congress to make the necessary changes that will keep housing as the foundation of this great nation’s economy.”
December 2017

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