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What Happens When CA Property Is Not Deeded Into a Living Trust

Revocable Living Trusts are popular in California and a way that lots of people hold title to their real estate and other assets. However, some people forget or neglect to transfer their assets into that trust. Example is that a … Continue reading

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California Court Holds Lender Waived Right to Deficiency Judgment

In First California Bank v. McDonald, a California court of appeal recently held that a lender waived its right to a deficiency judgment where it permitted the sale of real property outside of the judicial foreclosure without the borrower’s consent. … 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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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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Private Transfer Fees Recorded on Homes in CA Must Be Disclosed to All Buyers

The real estate developer at Ladera Ranch at South Orange County and other areas in CA have imposed and recorded Private Transfer Fees that are required to be paid by all buyers (PTFs) each time the home is sold.

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Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA Property taxes are very important for home owners in California and Orange County. This especially important because property taxes are based upon assessed values, … 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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