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2013 

"Great Park Neighborhoods" by Five Point Communities is moving forward with building first phase of its new homes - "Pavilion Park" at Irvine CA. Eight different new home builders at "Great Park Neighborhoods" announced their first showings of lots available for selection at "Pavilion Park" - wit...
08/28/2013
Home sellers should find out amount of their income tax obligation on sale of their home in advance and not be surprised at tax time. When you sell your home, you would owe income tax on the amount of your "capital gain", which is determined by determining your "adjusted cost basis" - not based s...
08/27/2013
Property tax bills are expected to drop for some South Orange County CA homeowners at Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Trabuco Highlands - where Mello-Roos districts formed a quarter-century ago expire later this year. Homeowners there should get the reduced property tax bills after October 2013 w...
08/20/2013
New homebuilders at O.C. Great Park Irvine have announced their first showings of lots available for selection and sale - "Birch Trail at Pavilion Park" - opening for pre-sales and lot selections on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This community features new homes from the upper $700s, with up to 5...
08/19/2013
Orange County CA home sales numbers were up 33 percent last month during July 2013 as compared with last year July 2012.   East Costa Mesa home sales numbers were were also up this year.  Home selling prices and values at East Costa Mesa have been way up on average during past 13 years.  26 East ...
08/18/2013
Newport Beach home selling market update for the month of July 2013 shows an amazing similarity in numbers between July 2013 as compared with July 2012. 98 Newport Beach homes were resold during July 2013 - with average sold price of 1,517,392 -  average interior size of 2,203 sf - and average ti...
08/08/2013
Investors can sell their investment property and defer payment of income tax while using a 1031 tax-deferred exchange and carefully following the rules. Investors can qualify and pay no income tax when they sell property (including real estate) with a 1031 Exchange.  Section 1031 of the Internal ...
08/07/2013
Irvine CA home selling prices and values have been up on average of 11 percent per year for the past 13 years since 2000.  The average Irvine CA home selling price for June 2013 was $770,266 - according to CRMLS multiple listing service, which is used by Realtors, brokers and real estate professi...
08/03/2013
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