Tag Archives: California Association of REALTORs

Millennials in California Value Home Ownership

Millennials in California value home ownership. A new survey by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® was designed to evaluate the millennial generation’s attitude toward home ownership. Respondents were asked questions about different things from effect of the recession on their … Continue reading

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California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391

California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391 The CA state legislature has been considering a new tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties. This $75 per document tax … Continue reading

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CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report

CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report. A California court of appeal has ruled that the real estate broker for buyers failed in their obligation to investigate, understand and communicate to buyers the implications … Continue reading

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California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed

California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed BY HARRISON K. LONG  –  Professional Real Estate Sales Representative, Real estate broker, Orange County, CA. California law requires smoke detectors at homes and residential properties and that sellers are required … Continue reading

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California Property Owners Have Rights in Residential Landlord and Tenant Relationships

Investor property owners have rights in California residential landlord and tenant relationships – in addition to those set forth in writing in any written and signed Residential Lease or Rental Agreements. Owners have the right to expect the tenants to follow … Continue reading

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Why Now Is an Especially Good Time to Buy a House as Investment

Recent article at the Wall Street Journal – “Finally, It Is Time to Buy a House” – reminded of what Warren Buffett said – “Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful.” Why now is an especially … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Buyers and Home Selling Markets Need More Listings

Orange County CA home buyers and investors have been busy so far this year 2012 – especially at prices under $800k where sellers get multiple offers and sell properties quickly. Orange County CA property listing inventory of homes for sale is way … Continue reading

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Turtle Ridge at Irvine CA Real Estate Market Update

Turtle Ridge Irvine CA Real Estate Market update – July 23, 2012 The following statistics are for transactions for Turtle Ridge at Irvine CA real estate for the time from July 1 to July 23, 2012. 28 active current Turtle … Continue reading

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Short Sale Deadlines and Pressured Escrows From Now Until End of 2012

If your home has mortgage debt and liens larger than the property value, you are underwater.  An if you are underwater on your home mortgage, now is the time for you to take action and do a short sale. U.S. Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 – tax … Continue reading

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Newport Beach CA Real Estate Update – Ocean Oriented and Pricey Properties

Newport Beach CA home selling is like other areas with pricey properties – market time slower for selling than other less expensive cities. Newport Beach has average selling price of almost $1.4 million for homes – and market time is about 5.6 … Continue reading

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