Click on events listed on the calendar for more information, or call the Association office at 209-725-2165.



Legislative Day

May 2, 2018

Legislative Day is Wednesday May 2 in Sacramento.

California Governor Jerry Brown will be the featured speaker at the Morning Session.

Important:  You must have a badge in order to enter the C.A.R. Legislative Briefing.  C.A.R. will not make badges for members on Legislative Day.  April 24th is the last day to order a badge.  Please call the office at 725-2165 to order a badge. 

On the morning of May 2nd, I will have badges with me.  I will be in the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, in the lobby area facing J Street.  The Association will have assigned seating in the Convention Center.

9:00a - 11:00a  C.A.R. Legislative Briefing in the Sacramento Convention Center.

11:00a - 11:30a C.A.R. Photo on South steps of State Capitol.

11:30a - 1:30p  Region 7 Meeting and Luncheon at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street - Luncheon:  Caesar salad with tomato crostini, and Napa roasted chicken with lemon orzo and grilled seasonal squash with red onion.    Luncheon tickets are $50 each, and must be ordered in advance at Eventbrite.  Click here for link .  If you attend the luncheon, after the event, please bring a copy of your ticket to the Association office and you will be reimbursed.  

2:00p - 4:00p  Meetings with Legislators in State Capitol. 

4:30p - 5:30p  Member and Director Forum in the Sacramento Convention Center

5:30-7:00p  Capitol Reception at the Sacramento Convention Center for members contributing $148 or more to the REALTORS® Action Fund (RAF).  You may contribute on Legislative Day.

Please call the Association office at 209-725-2165 for more information.


The MCAR Charitable Foundation recently revised the income guidelines for the first-time homebuyers downpayment assistance program, as follows:

The household income cannot exceed 80% of California’s Low Income Limits adjusted for household size.  Currently, the maximum qualifying income guidelines, based upon the number of persons in the household, are as follows:  (1) $41,050, (2) $46,900, (3) $52,800, (4) $58,650, (5) $63,350, (6) $68,000, (7) $72,700, and (8) $77,400.

Other restrictions apply.  Not all applicants will receive funding.  The next funding opportunity is expected to be in May.  In order to submit an application, applicants must attend a free workshop at the Association office.

The next workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 25, from 3:30 p.m., to approximately 5:00 p.m., at the Association Office, 635 W. Main Street in Merced.  Advance reservations are required.  To make a reservation, please call the office at 209-725-2165.