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2013 

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. Proposition 13 California property taxes are "ad valor...
03/28/2013
New California law requires disclosing Gas and Hazardous Liquid Transmission Pipelines Every contract for the sale of residential real property must contain a specified notice regarding gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines. This notice informs buyers that the U.S. Department of Transp...
03/26/2013
  Orange County CA homes sales and median selling prices were up last month during February 2013.      Home Sold Prices Median at Orange County CA- during February 2013 Resale Homes - $529,500 - up 16.4 percent as compared with January 2013  Resale condominiums - $325,000 - up 30 percent from las...
03/18/2013
  People who want to sell a house at Orange County and buy a replacement house ask us how they can protect and transfer their home's prior property tax basis. Ad valorem property taxes in California are primarily guided by what is set forth in California Proposition 13, a constitutional amendment...
03/17/2013
As part of the "National Mortgage Settlement" reached during 2012 - some lenders in California are in the process of determining whether to forgive balances on second mortgage loans. In those limited situations where borrowers qualify, a letter from the lender would be sent to the borrower spelli...
03/15/2013
  Irvine CA real estate has lack of sufficient inventory of homes for sale during this time to satisfy buyer demand. Irvine has 190 homes listed for sale on the MLS - as of today March 14, 2013. 238 Irvine homes went into "backup" or "pending" status during the past 30 days. More Irvine homes are...
03/14/2013
  Shady Canyon at Irvine has been a prized area for exclusive estate homes and private golf course since start of its development eleven years ago. Shady has about 400 homes or home sites - some of the most expensive properties in Orange County.   28 Boulder View at Shady Canyon -  $9,499,000 - ...
03/07/2013
March brings us toward the end of winter and some time for renewal.   Let's shake off winter "blues" and get out of the house for sunshine, fun and exercise.    Let's SPRING FORWARD together for Daylight Savings Time early on Sunday morning, March 10. St. Patrick's day won't be far behind on Sund...
03/07/2013
Orange County CA real estate has experienced a big and dramatic drop in number of distressed residential properties - both short sales and foreclosures - listed for sale.   Total Orange County distressed property listings, short sale and foreclosure listings, is down from peak during 2007 of abou...
03/05/2013
  In an effort to provide California home buyers with up-to-date information about available home buyer assistance programs, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today (February 19, 2013) launched California Mortgage Resource Directory (http://mortgage.car.org), a powerful search tool...
03/02/2013
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