Real Estate Taxation

November’s Real Estate Corner

The red-hot real estate market is slowly cooling as sellers in big markets lower their prices, according to brokerage firms.               Notable in the market are urban areas in California and Utah, where prices were often set unrealistically high, Redfin … Read More

Cities Trying To Grow

Some tech workers are ditching San Francisco and other areas with high costs of living and relocating to more affordable areas instead.  As a result, many cities are rolling out the red carpet, aiming to attract highly skilled workers, along … Read More

October’s Real Estate Corner

 Mortgage rates have been up and down following the rate increases by the Federal Reserve, beginning with the one in March this year.  Those rate increases are aimed at controlling inflation, and while they have affected mortgage rates, the Fed … Read More

September’s Real Estate Corner

A contingent offer is a standard way that buyers agree to purchase a home if certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, then the buyer can back out of a sale.               For example, the home inspection … Read More

Real Estate Corner

Maybe you’ve already seen how the volatility in the stock and cryptocurrency markets have drained a lot of value from people’s holdings and that’s true.  If you are one of those lucky enough to have dodged that bullet – or … Read More

March’s Real Estate Corner…

Every week, it seems, I field questions from homeowners regarding using the equity in their homes to pay down higher interest debt like credit cards.  Essentially, this can be accomplished one of two ways – a second mortgage (or the … Read More

Real Estate Corner…

According to Forbes, today’s mortgage rates — at about 3.75 percent — will stay low in 2020. At the same time, market watchers expect home prices to continue to escalate due to low inventory and high demand. Without more listings … Read More

ARE THERE MORE TAX BREAKS ON THE HORIZON?

While the U. S. tax law that was passed last year is giving homeowners some new options, California homeowners and renters could receive more tax breaks under a proposed initiative for the November 2018 state ballot. The reason is simple, … Read More

A New Twist for Homeowners in the New Tax Bill

When the tax bill passed last year, there was a lot or press given to the new 20 percent break for “pass-through” businesses.  For a lot of hourly and salaried employees, it was just another example of how business owners … Read More