Taste 2019

MCAR’s Scholarship Fundraiser is an evening filled with fun and delicious food!

We are pleased to formally announce this year’s Taste of MCAR event taking place on Thursday, April 11 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside from 5-8:00 PM.

With your support, we hope to elevate the bar even higher in raising money for the MCAR Charitable Trust. The MCAR Charitable Trust donates $40,000 annually in scholarships to 14 graduating seniors and 2 community college students throughout Monterey County while also partnering with other local non-profits throughout the area.

Sample sumptuous food from local restaurants & caterers, enjoy great company and have an opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes.

 

SPONSORS

Sponsors are encouraged to contact MCAR at their earliest convenience as booth selection is available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of your paid sponsorship. We encourage you to be creative with your decorations. This year there will be a prize awarded for the best-decorated booth.

The Charitable Trust would like to extend a unique invitation to Realtors this year in an effort to raise additional dollars for the MCAR Charitable Trust. The “Sponsor a Scholar” program provides individual Realtors, Teams or Real Estate offices an opportunity to sponsor one full scholarship of $2500 to one of the public high schools in Monterey County.

The program will be based on a first come, first serve basis regarding the choice of High School. The $2500 scholarship will be in your name (individual, team or office) with the opportunity to present the scholarship personally at the school’s scheduled awards event. We will showcase the Sponsor a Scholar participants at our upcoming “Taste of MCAR event” on April 11th in addition to local media, upcoming newsletters, website, and social platforms.

If you have an interest in participating, please contact Dom (dom@mcar.com) with your school of choice.

CONTRIBUTORS

If you’re unable to attend this year’s event, please consider making a cash contribution to the Charitable Trust. Contributions of at least $150 will be recognized on the MCAR website. A contribution of $300 (Friends of MCAR Sponsor) will be recognized at the event and the MCAR website. Contributions of $500 or more will be recognized at the event, the MCAR website and at our annual Installation event held in December!

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

 

RAFFLE PRIZES
We need your help in making this year’s raffle bigger and better than any year prior. Please consider donating an item valued at $100 or more and you will be recognized as a raffle item sponsor on our website and at the raffle table.

 

PHOTO GALLERY
We look forward to seeing you there! To take a look at photos from previous “Taste” events, CLICK HERE

 

MASTERS OF CEREMONIES

To be determined

 

MCAR’s Charitable Trust is a Non-Profit Corporation 501©(3) based in Del Rey Oaks, CA. providing over $40,000 annually in scholarships to college-bound seniors throughout Monterey County.

 

 

 

 

Installation Luncheon | GAD Holiday Luncheon

If you haven’t already done so don’t forget to register for our 2018 MCAR Installation Luncheon and our GAD Holiday Luncheon.

THANK YOU to our 2018 Installation Sponsors!!!

Supporting Sponsor: The Monterey Herald

Champagne Reception Sponsor: KW Coastal Estates

Table Sponsors:

Blue Adobe Mortgage

Chase Home Loans

Sotheby’s International Realty

StormND Simple IT Co.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

 

THANK YOU to our 2018 GAD Holiday Sponsors!

GAD Holiday Luncheon Sponsors:

Women’s Council of Realtors-Monterey Peninsula

Treehouse Mortgage Group

MCAR 2018 Installation Luncheon

A BIG THANK YOU to Monterey Herald for being our supporting sponsor! KW Coastal Estates for being champagne reception sponsor! Also Blue Adobe Mortgage, Chase Home Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Sotheby’s International Realty for being table sponsors!!! If you are interested in attending or being a sponsor please look at the information below for more details!

 

Very Important Information for Brokers | MCAR Letter to MLSListings, Inc.

Dear MCAR Brokers:
Please see the enclosed letter to MLSListings, Inc. from the MCAR Board of Directors. We are sending this to you all in an effort to bring everyone up to speed and to underscore the importance of your involvement at the Broker and Annual Member meeting being held on Tuesday, October 2nd. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions you may have.
Kevin

Update! AB 2364 was defeated!!!

Great news! AB 2364 (Bloom and Chiu) was defeated! It only secured 25 Yes votes, with 36 Assembly members voting No and the remainder Not Voting. All members of the Assembly were present, so those not voting did so intentionally.

This was an important victory for our fight to protect future real estate investments and private property rights.

As you know, C.A.R. opposed AB 2364 (Bloom and Chiu), which deterred property owners from returning to the rental housing business for 10 years. AB 2364 would have significantly weakened the Ellis Act by discouraging new rental housing investment and would have ultimately made the state’s housing crisis even worse.

 

 

 

Red Alert on AB 2364!

MCAR Members,

C.A.R OPPOSES AB 2364 (Bloom and Chiu), which deters property owners from returning to the rental housing business for 10 years. AB 2364 significantly weakens the Ellis Act by discouraging new rental housing investment and will ultimately make the state’s housing crisis even worse. AB 2364 will be considered by the entire Assembly this week.

Action Item

Call 1-800-798-6593 and enter your NRDS ID or the PIN number for your legislator followed by the # sign

to be connected with your legislator’s office.

Ask your Assembly Member to vote NO on AB 2364.

 

Issue Background

In 1985, C.A.R. successfully sponsored the Ellis Act, which is a bipartisan comprise reached by the Legislature to allow rental property owners to go out of business. Prior to the Ellis Act, unlike any other business, rental property owners were forced to stay in business, even when subjected to extreme financial conditions. The Ellis Act provides a reasonable solution that gives certainty to both rental property owners and tenants alike.

Specifically, the Ellis Act requires a property returned to the rental market before a 5-year period expires to include any deed-restricted or rent-controlled units previously located on the property. C.A.R opposes AB 2364 because, among other things, it seeks to weaken the Ellis Act by discouraging rental property owners from returning rental units to the market by effectively extending this 5-year period to 10 years.

 

Why C.A.R. is opposing AB 2364

Discouraging investment in rental housing is bad policy. AB 2364 will have a chilling effect on the state’s housing supply crisis. Substantially diminishing a rental property owner’s ability to return their property to the market will not only limit the number of available units but also adversely affect property values and the ability to finance property.

Rental property owners cannot see TEN YEARS into the future. Existing law sets reasonable and foreseeable standards for rental property owners and tenants. AB 2364 imposes unreasonable constraints on rental property owners who simply want to return their property to the market after 5 years.

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