Late last night, on the last possible day, Congress FINALLY reached a settlement in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. As a result, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has been extended for another year. The measure will continue to exempt from taxation mortgage debt that is forgiven when homeowners and their mortgage lenders negotiate [...]
Recycling your paint cans just got easier. As of October 19, 2012, the California law called the California Paint Stewardship Program went into effect. The law requires paint manufacturers to develop a take-back system for left over paint for both residential and commercial consumers. Californians will be able to [...]
The Home Buying Process (infographics)
The most interesting fact of the home buying process, is that number of homes buyers preview before purchasing a home is 12.
80% of home buyers use an agent! 13% of home buyers actually come from a website, 4% come from a sign and just 3% come from [...]
I’m a native Californian born and raised in the “Golden State”. I’ve never thought of living anywhere else! If you’re thinking about making a move to California, whether it’s a job transfer or you just want to be in sunshine year round. You’re in good company! See the latest trend on Californians moving [...]
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law 07/11/2012 the Homeowner Bill of Rights to help struggling Californians keep their homes. This law aims to avoid foreclosure where possible to help stabilize California’s housing market and prevent the other negative effects of foreclosures on families, communities, and the economy.
The Homeowner Bill of Rights [...]
Nobody likes surprises (unless you’re getting a diamond ring or a vacation) this is especially true for home buyers. As a La Jolla Realtor, the best advice I can tell my home sellers is to disclose, disclose and disclose. If information is not clearly black or white, but is somewhere in a gray [...]
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