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California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391

California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391 The CA state legislature has been considering a new tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties. This $75 per document tax … Continue reading

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California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed

California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed BY HARRISON K. LONG  –  Professional Real Estate Sales Representative, Real estate broker, Orange County, CA. California law requires smoke detectors at homes and residential properties and that sellers are required … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Home Selling Continues Hot With Buyers

Irvine CA home sales were brisk during 2012 – where buyers gobbled up most of the for sale listings by the end of the year. This hot Irvine home selling during 2012 resulted from buyers getting motivated, understanding of property … Continue reading

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Investors Like Orange County CA Residential Property Opportunities

  Real estate investors like Orange County CA residential real estate and now have a new advantage. Orange County’s home buying was up this year during July 2012 – Buyers purchased 3,087 homes in July, which is 25.7 percent more than in July 2011 – … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Buyers and Home Selling Markets Need More Listings

Orange County CA home buyers and investors have been busy so far this year 2012 – especially at prices under $800k where sellers get multiple offers and sell properties quickly. Orange County CA property listing inventory of homes for sale is way … Continue reading

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Home Loan Mortgage Payments Average is Way Down at Orange County CA Real Estate

Purchase money home loan (mortgage) rates quoted on June 15, 2012 – at Orange County, CA – are excellent and amazingly good for buyers and those would would refinance. 30 year fixed conforming – 3.625 percent – payment would be $4.56 per … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock Irvine CA Real Estate – Exceptional Properties and Buyer Demand

Turtle Rock at Irvine CA residents and property owners have much to be happy about. Communities with some of the best and well-respected public elementary and other schools in Southern California Job opportunities nearby with good companies in private industry, … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Real Estate – Market Needs More Listings & Favors Sellers – April 2012

Irvine CA real estate has sustained a huge drop in number of homes for sale listing inventory. Buyers at Irvine now have more competition – it’s harder for buyers in this market. Irvine now has 482 homes listed for sale – as of … Continue reading

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California Property Tax & Mello-Roos Assessments – State Income Tax Filings Starting January 1, 2013

California government has money and budget challenges – and is expected to crack down next year – for tax year 2012 – on property tax payers who have been taking the entire amount they pay (including Mello-Roos and special assessments) as … Continue reading

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Short Sales are Reality at Irvine CA Real Estate

Short Sales – not always the best or satisfying situation for sellers – and lots of challenges for prospective buyers – are nevertheless a reality and important part of Irvine CA real estate.131 Irvine CA short sales have sold with closed escrows so far this year … Continue reading

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