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Just came across a video that is less than a minut long, published by the IRS providing the taxpayer with a brief overview of the new $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers and the $6,500 credit for repeat buyers.Nothing fancy or elaborate - but it drives home the point that the time is limi...
01/10/2010
2010 may very well end up being the year of the Tax Credit.  It would be hard to find someone in the industry that doesn't know about the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers or the $6,500 for repeat home-buyers...but did you know there is a $1,500 IRS Tax Credit for going green? That's r...
01/10/2010
Anyone who knows me or reads my material know that I am not afraid of taboo subjects as I will often write about both politics and religion and do so from a fairly conservative position.  I am still proud that I voted for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and both Bushes.To say that I wa...
01/10/2010
Buying Real Estate has turned into a tricky proposition if you are relying on financing - especially thed kind that does not require much cash out of your pocket - like VA and FHA financing.Here is an article I found that was published last month that pretty much sheds light on the best way to m...
01/10/2010
It really does not matter what part of the country you are in - a universal truth in real estate is that if you put money into improving the quality of a home you will add value.Unfortunately, you typically don't add dollar in value for each dollar spent.  This too, is a universal truth.My friend...
01/10/2010
OK, I have been described as angry - I may have an issue or two, I'll admit that.  But come on people we are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate!  How can you show the property and then walk off leaving the front door unlocked???I just don't get it!And then when you do l...
01/10/2010
Identity Theft and Personal Safety should be on the forefront of everyone's mind today.  I realize it is a sad commentary on society that we have to have this conversation, but none the less, it is an important conversation to have.Reading through the below article, I felt as if I knew what was b...
01/10/2010
It seems that as licensed real estate sales professionals we have to keep crossing the "T's" and dotting the "i's" at every conceivable turn.Here is an interesting article that discusses a very real pitfall that a listing agent may find themselves in.  So please take a few minutes to understand w...
01/10/2010
Recently I have written several blog articles on the impact of Proposition 13 that was passed by California voters back in 1978.I have written about the origins of the voter mandated reduction of real estate assessed value and a couple of articles on how Californians are able to reduce assessed v...
01/10/2010
On June 6th, 1978, nearly two-thirds of California's voters passed Proposition 13, reducing property taxes by about 57%.This was revolutionary in the way property tax has been assessed in this country.  No longer would California property taxes be subject to an assessment based on market value bu...
01/09/2010
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