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Goodbye Income Tax Deductions

Where do you fit in to the Administration's tax plan?

Halloween Scary Story

I was in an older historic neighborhood in Orange County, and wanted to do an impulse preview of a large two-story Victorian home built in the 1890s and located on a corner, with a for sale sign on t

Updated: The Ten Commandments of Buying a Home, Plus a Few More

Lenders are just not kidding around when they advise buyers about what to do for successful loan completion.  See the links below for my previous blog post on t

California Housing Market Forecast for 2018

The 2018 California Association of Realtors Housing Market Forecast was released at this month's annual trade show. 

How To Purchase Your New Home

Five Mortgage Payment Features You Didn’t Know You Had

Mortgage Payment Features You Didn’t Know You Had; When you apply for a mortgage, you agree to pay off the balance by a certain time at a certain frequency. But life is full of surprises, and sometimes you may find yourself in a cash shortfall or surplus. Wouldn’t it be nice if your mortgage was flexible enough to accommodate these unexpected situations? You may be surprised to learn that many lenders have a variety of flexible mortgage payment features that can help speed up or slow down your mortgage payments. Here are five that you may not know about:

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$1,299,000 :: 6791 Onyx Place, Carlsbad CA, 92009

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5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 3,993 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,202 sq ft
Added: 05/06/15, Last Updated: 05/16/15
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL, Detached
MLS Number: 150024361
Community: LA COSTA
Tract: La Costa Greens
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/15/2015 by 4%
Status: Active

New Listing: 8123 Dolly Varden Avenue | Kings Beach

Kings Beach Home for Sale This beautifully remodeled mountain cabin offers a desirable location across the street from the grassy athletic fields of Kings Beach Elementary School. The Dolly Varden Cabin features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate 1 bed / 1 bath in-law quarters and a bonus detached artist studio. This property has been completely remodeled with modern amenities yet retains its old Tahoe charm creating a warm and inviting home.

April 2015 Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Report

The Lake Tahoe Real Estate is Strong Going Into Summer 2015 Spring has sprung in Lake Tahoe and with 4 months behind us we have some great 2015 real estate sales data to crunch.

SOLD: 1380 Commonwealth Drive | Kingswood Estates

SOLD: 05/08/2015 | $632,500 Lake Tahoe Home for Sale This fantastic mountain retreat is located in the desirable Kingswood Estates neighborhood and features views of Lake Tahoe and a sunny orientation. Most rooms feature vaulted ceilings with open beams giving the house classic Tahoe styling. The kitchen, master bathroom, and guest bathroom have been tastefully remodeled making this home move-in ready. The large family room with gas fireplace and pool table will surely be the center of entertainment. This house is a great opportunity and is ready for your enjoyment.

New Listing: 350 Pioneer Way | Tahoe City

Tahoe City Home for Sale This classic mountain chalet offers a desirable downtown Tahoe City location that is walking distance to the lake, shops and nightlife. The Pioneer Chalet features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bonus staircase accessed loft and an open concept great room with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The sunny west facing front deck creates the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon while taking in views of the surrounding mountains.

New Listing: 3175 Polaris Road | Tahoe City

Tahoe City Home for Sale This custom mountain home is located near the Tahoe City Nordic center offering the perfect spot for any outdoor enthusiast. The spacious floor plan encompasses 3 bedrooms (each with its own en-suite bathroom), an open concept kitchen, and a large great room. The remodeled chef’s kitchen features cherry cabinetry, granite slab countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Relax in the hot tub on the expansive back deck while taking in the beautiful, landscaped back yard with wooded views.

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JUST LISTED: 547 Tallac St. | Carnelian Bay Real Estate

 547 Tallac St. Vacant Land For Sale in Carnelian Bay, CA Lot Description Build your Lake Tahoe dream home on this alluring and level Carnelian Bay lot. Located on a quiet street that backs to acreage, this lot offers a tranquil setting with easy access to Carnelian Bay activities and amenities. A blanket of afternoon sun graces the back side of this lot offering the perfect space to build an expansive sunny deck with wooded views.

New Transaction Closing Rules with CFPB - Part II

Mark August 1, 2015 as the date on which transactions will be impacted!

Jim Porter: HOA may adopt reasonable rules and fees | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Many of us live in subdivisions managed by a homeowner association. The rights and duties of association members and the board of directors are spelled out in the unwieldy Davis-Stirling Act.   My biggest beef with the Act is that it applies to little subdivisions as well as giant subdivisions with thousands of owners, one size fits all, so it’s overkill and unduly burdensome on little HOA’s.

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Energy-Efficiency Upgrades and Residential Energy Tax Credits for 2014

If you made your home more energy efficient in 2014, you might qualify for the residential energy tax credit.

Tax credits are especially valuable because they let you offset what you owe the IRS dollar for dollar for up to 10% of the amount you spent on certain home energy-efficiency upgrades. 

What is the January 2015 Real Estate Profile of Long Beach, Cerritos, Lakewood and Rossmoor?

Here is a brief summary of January 2015 sales, compared to January 2014:

Long Beach - Median sales price for a single family home: $481,000 (up 5.8%), housing inventory down 22%, with only 2.2 months supply of inventory on the market.

Cerritos - Median sales price for a single family home: $602,000 (up 3%), housing inventory down 9% with only 2.1 month supply of inventory on the market.

$475,000 :: 2569 Navarra , Unit: D, Carlsbad CA, 92009

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2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 1,545 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 02/02/15, Last Updated: 02/09/15
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL, All Other Attached
MLS Number: 150006056
Community: LA COSTA
Tract: La Costa
Status: Active

Open Houses This Weekend In Orange County | February 7 – 8

If you plan to buy a home in 2015, the sooner the better. Start shopping at open houses this weekend in Orange County because the sooner you find the right property, the sooner you can cash in on low interest rates and down payment assistance programs.

You can search all Orange County open houses by city search through our complete list of open houses available this Saturday, February 7th and 8th in Southern California.