Monthly Archives: November 2010

California’s New Required Seller Disclosure for Carbon Monoxide Detector on Sale of Dwelling Units

  The California Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires a carbon monoxide detector device (battery or hard-wired) to be installed in all dwelling units.       Our Golden State legislature and governor added this required seller disclosure to what … Continue reading

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A Revocable Living Trust Can Key Your Sound Estate Planning

  Financial estate planning is about protection of your assets while you are living and for distribution of your property and estate after death. Having an updated REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST can be important and a most helpful tool for you. AVOID PROBATE – This is the … Continue reading

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HUD’s New Web Portal with Housing and Economy Data

   HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department) and its new web portal shows local, regional and state areas housing and economic data.  The HUD Regional Economic and Market Analysis site (click here) has U.S. Census Bureau, Labor Department, HUD data, and information … Continue reading

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Refinance Your Home Mortgage Now Before It’s Too Late

  Refinancing your home mortgage loan now at great rates might be a good decision.    Homeowners should start saving money now by locking in rates that are at amazing and at historical lows.   Don't try to be an expert … Continue reading

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South Orange County Foreclosures Scheduled for Trustee Auction Sales

  Foreclosure sale information about homes and properties at South Orange County communities can be valuable for buyers and investors.   Lenders don't seem to be in a hurry to complete foreclosure on Orange County properties these days, and most of … Continue reading

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Home Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Must be Retained

  The income tax deduction for home mortgage interest payments should be retained. Keeping this tax deduction in place is a way that taxpayers, real estate professionals and REALTORs®, can help to protect private property values.   The Obama administration's recent deficit panel group proposal to … Continue reading

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Corona del Mar Most Challenging Place to Sell O.C. Home at Current Market Time Pace

Corona del Mar homes were the most challenging to sell in Orange County last month at current market time pace. Hottest Supply Deals Mon. Yr. ago Price Portola Hills 21 11 1.9 1.4 $339k Foothill Ranch 51 21 2.4 1.4 … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Homes Selling During Octobers Past and Present

LAGUNA BEACH,  California, history of homes sold during past Octobers is interesting. 31 Laguna Beach homes were sold during boom times October 2005, with average sold price of $1,846,903. 25 Laguna Beach homes were sold during October 2006, with average sold … Continue reading

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Property Tax Value Basis Protection in California on Home Selling and Buying Replacement

  If you are a homeowner at age 55 years or more in California, it's possible to plan and protect property tax assessed value basis on the sale of a home and buying a replacement.   California home value basis protection is important … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates at Historic Lows Continue to Help Home Buyers

  Most HOME BUYERS need and get LOANS for their purchases. LENDING RATES are a primary factor for home buyers to consider for their decisions.   Prospective HOME BUYERS got help again this week when fixed mortgage rates fell to an all-time low since 1971.   … Continue reading

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