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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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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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“Community Property and Community Property With Right of Survivorship” – California law on holding title to property

California law on joint ownership of real property   “Community Property and Community Property With Right of Survivorship” A married couple or registered domestic partners may hold property as community property. (Cal. Fam. Code §760.) Community property is similar to joint … 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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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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Turtle Rock Irvine CA home selling and prices update for January 2014

Turtle Rock Irvine CA home selling and prices update for January 2014 Turtle Rock homeowners continue to have confidence in values, and now is still a good time for home sellers who price their listings correctly according to current market … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Home Prices and Selling During December 2013

Irvine CA Home Prices and Selling During December 2013 The days leading up to Christmas usually involve a huge increase in gift-buying activity, which should and usually does make retail businesses happy. However, during the December days of Merry Christmas, … Continue reading

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