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How to Protect Your Home’s Property Tax Basis and Transfer to Replacement

Property taxes are very important for home owners at Orange County CA. This is true because property taxes are based upon assessed values at Orange County, and those have values have increased significantly since 2009. People who have owned a home … Continue reading

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California AB 1888: New CA Law on Real Estate Transaction Transparency

California AB 1888:  New California Law on Real estate transaction transparency CA Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 1888 in June 2014, eliminating the option for parties to avoid disclosing in public records the amount of documentary transfer tax payable at … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Stay Down with Huge News For Home Buyers at Orange County CA

Fantastic news for homebuyers is that home loan mortgage rates at Orange County CA went down big-time during 2014 and have stayed down. 4.5% was the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan offered by lenders one year ago today … Continue reading

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Irvine Home Selling and Real Estate Market Update

Irvine Home Selling and Real Estate Market Update – November 22, 2014 Irvine CA is the economy driver at Orange County – has a population of about 230,000 people and is still growing. Irvine homeowners and sellers have high expectations … Continue reading

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U.S. Estate Tax Is On Your Right to Transfer Property at Your Death

Some people we talk with are confused about what the U.S. Estate Tax is and on what basis that would be owed and paid. According to the Internal Revenue Service the U.S. Estate Tax is a tax on your right … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Selling Prices Moderate

Good news for home buyers is that Orange County price appreciation is no longer in white hot territory. Home sellers this year 2014 need to seriously consider the comps and what buyers are paying for homes. Our Orange County real … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security Emphasized at 3163 Watermarke Place – Irvine CA homes

Privacy and Security Emphasized at 3163 Watermarke Place – Irvine CA homes Beautiful, upgraded Watermarke home with premium lot location on the peaceful Meditation Garden!         Enjoy this excellent, well-thought-out floor plan with open-concept kitchen, dining and … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices at an All-Time High

Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices at an All-Time High Turtle Rock continues to be one of the most sought-after community locations for residential living and home buying in Orange County. Turtle Rock home buyers were hot and busy last … Continue reading

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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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Property Buyers in CA Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report

Property Buyers in CA Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report. A California court of appeal has ruled that the real estate broker for buyers failed in their obligation to investigate, understand and communicate to buyers the … Continue reading

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