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04/21/2010
Have you checked your assessed value on your home or investment property?  With property values rapidly declining since 2006, your assessed value may be higher than the market value of your home.  Which means, you are paying higher taxes that needed.  The current assessed value can be checked at ...
10/23/2009
With the recent increase in foreclosures, scams through “foreclosure rescue companies” have also appeared on the scene. They claim that they will help you, but really they are intending to make a profit at your expense. If your property is in foreclosure, be cautious. This is most likely the firs...
05/08/2009
Every year in California, schools are recognized for their academic achievement, and closing the “achievement gap” among groups. High quality education should be the right of every student in California. The school districts, county offices of education, and the California Department of Education...
05/01/2009
Good news for those 65 and older! Between April 15th and June 30th of this year, senior citizens and disable citizens within the Elk Grove Unified School District can apply for a 70% reduction in their Measure A assessment. Measure A, approved first in 1987, is a local property tax that funds imp...
04/22/2009
We previously alerted renters to the Nigerian internet (Craigslist) scam. Well, they have a new one. The name of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is being used as a part of the new scam. Prospective renters are led to believe that NAR is functioning as an intermediary to receive rental ...
03/31/2009
This housing market is very competitive. Some cleaning, elbow grease, and a little paint can help your house sell faster. A few years ago, houses were selling like crazy with no improvements needed. Now, supply of homes is higher than demand for them, allowing buyers to be choosy and selective in...
03/27/2009
Just in from my real estate mortgage expert, Tammy Costas of Advent Mortgage… Making Home Affordable Homeowners were lent a hand this week by the Obama Administration's newest effort to help families remain in their homes. The 'Making Home Affordable' program was created to help as many as 9 mill...
03/06/2009
The Federal Government just approved a First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. This tax credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009. The tax credit is 10% of the home’s purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. You must be a first time home buyer, and y...
02/20/2009
It’s that time of year again, when everyone rushes to buy candy, flowers, and expensive jewelry to show their loved ones how loved they are. A Hallmark holiday. At one point in time, when the actual history was remembered, it was not so much what it is today. Why are they called “valentines?” Why...
02/13/2009
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