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California Court of Appeal 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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What’s your income tax obligation on sale of your home? You should know and not be surprised at tax time.

What’s the amount of your income tax obligation on sale of your home?  You should know and not be surprised at tax time. When you sell your home, you would owe income tax on the amount of your “capital gain”, … 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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California Property Taxes and Proposition 13

Property tax law in California is set forth in the state constitution.  Determination of property taxes is based around Proposition 13, a 1978 voter initiative that took the power of setting the property tax rates away from state legislators.

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