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CAR offers iPhone app

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The California Association of Realtors claims to be the first Realtor association to roll out its own iPhone application, providing users access to local market statistics, loan information, and nearby educational and professional certification programs.Chris Tellez, online training programs manager for CAR subsidiary Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), blogs that the iPhone app will be available through Apple's iPhone App Store later this month. Tellez, Alan Arora and Ben Karp produced a short video demonstrating some of the application's capabilities (below).The app allows agents to call up median price and sales volume statistics for their market, analyze annual and monthly trends, and e-mail a report to clients with contact info.Loan information includes information on FHA loan limits and guidelines, and interest rates taken from Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage market survey.  Custom-built software applications for the iPhone and other "smart phones" capable of surf...