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Now is a Great Time for Orange County CA Home Buying

Orange County CA now has more than 8,000 homes listed for sale, which is up about 35 percent from one year ago. Home price appreciation has halted for now. Buyers have lots of choices these days and room for positive … Continue reading

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Pay No Income Tax When You Sell Investment Property With a Tax-Deferred Exchange

Pay No Income Tax When You Sell Investment Property With a Tax-Deferred Exchange Investors can qualify and pay no income tax when they sell property (including real estate) with a 1031 Exchange.  Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code code … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Buy an Orange County CA Foreclosure Property

3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO BUY A FORECLOSURE AT ORANGE COUNTY CA REAL ESTATE: 1. PRE-FORECLOSURE “SHORT SALE” When an Orange County CA property loan is in arrears for 30 days or more, lenders usually start the California non-judicial foreclosure process with filing … Continue reading

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Investors Like Orange County CA Residential Property Opportunities

  Real estate investors like Orange County CA residential real estate and now have a new advantage. Orange County’s home buying was up this year during July 2012 – Buyers purchased 3,087 homes in July, which is 25.7 percent more than in July 2011 – … 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 Treasurer to Auction Properties That Have Delinquent Unpaid Property Taxes

Orange County CA treasurer Shari Freidenrich announced that Orange County’s property tax auction to sell real property with delinquent taxes of five or more years is on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 10 am – in the Board Hearing Room in the county … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Real Estate – Market Needs More Listings & Favors Sellers – April 2012

Irvine CA real estate has sustained a huge drop in number of homes for sale listing inventory. Buyers at Irvine now have more competition – it’s harder for buyers in this market. Irvine now has 482 homes listed for sale – as of … Continue reading

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California Property Tax & Mello-Roos Assessments – State Income Tax Filings Starting January 1, 2013

California government has money and budget challenges – and is expected to crack down next year – for tax year 2012 – on property tax payers who have been taking the entire amount they pay (including Mello-Roos and special assessments) as … Continue reading

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OC Home Buyer Demand Gets More Solid – Orange County CA Real Estate

Buyer demand is solid at Orange County CA real estate – and it should inspire seller confidence. Realtors and brokers resold 2,576 Orange County CA homes last month during March 2012 – with average sold price of $511,908. That’s sold … Continue reading

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Get Correct Value Information for your Orange County Property Tax Assessment and Appeals

Most Orange County CA homeowners paid their property tax installments as of December 12, 2011. Some people are not happy with their current assessed values, because distressed homes on the market selling and foreclosures have driven their property market value down.  Current … Continue reading

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