Category Archives: Economics of real estate

Top Tustin CA Home Value – 13621 Fairmont Way

Fantastic Home Value at 13621 Fairmont Way, Tustin, CA Featured home for sale – and best value for buyers opportunity.   Large detached SFR home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths – more than 2,800 SF of interior living space. … 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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Great News for Home Sellers – Mortgage Rates Again at All-Time Lows

Mortgage rates again at an all-time low point has created fantastic opportunity for home and property sellers – to get their best possible price in years. From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey (as of November 22, 2012), we see new all-time record lows on … Continue reading

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Supplemental Property Tax Bills After Property Buying in California

The first year of owning a home in California can be confusing because of county government cycles for assessing property values and sending out tax bills.   The tax assessor’s office sends out property tax bills every year in September, … Continue reading

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Don’t Change the California Non-Judicial Foreclosure Laws

California’s non-judicial foreclosure law system works well and is fair to borrowers and lenders. The California legislature should reject the cry of those who say we have too many foreclosures – and should not change the state’s non-judicial foreclosure laws. The Attorney General Harris so-called … Continue reading

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Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value from Orange County CA to Replacement Dwelling at a Different County

My prior article ~ Protect and Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value at Orange County, California ~ Proposition 60 ~ addressed the opportunity for homeowners who are 55 years of age or more to sell their Orange County home … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Short Sale Properties Update

  Irvine CA has some excellent short sale homes and properties now listed for sale, and they are popular with buyers.         Shady Canyon at Irvine home ~ $3,775,000 ~ 5 bedrooms and 7 baths ~ MLS #U10003777 ~ IDX … Continue reading

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Short Sale Sellers ~ Good News that California SB-458 Signed Into Law

  The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® sponsored CA Senate Bill 458 and is pleased that Governor Brown signed it into law on July 15, 2011.   California SB-458 extends the protections of SB 931 (2010), to ensure that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Foreclosures ~ Filings and Outcomes for June 2011

Even though Irvine CA is the economy driver at Orange County CA and has lots of jobs at private and public sector employers, foreclosures continue to be an important part of the real estate landscape. Irvine was like other cities in California during June 2011 and had … Continue reading

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Deed-in-Lieu as Foreclosure Avoidance ~ Property Owners Should be Very Careful

  Owner foreclosure alternatives such as SHORT SALE with incentives are out there ~ HAFA,  California TAP, and Bank of America Cooperative.  A DEED-IN-LIEU of foreclosure is not such a good opportunity (in this writer’s opinion) for a borrower/mortgagor/homeowner to transfer all interest in … Continue reading

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