Palos Verdes Real Estate

Oct. 23, 2020

Proposition 19 shakes up past property tax laws

The November 2020 election is right around the corner and a measure which could impact real estate is up for grabs on the ballot. Agents and brokers need to know the ins and outs of Proposition 19 (Prop 19) and learn how it could impact them moving forward ...

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Oct. 21, 2020

5 Ways to Make Your Offer Stand Out

In today’s market,  it’s not uncommon to be in competition with several other buyers for your dream home.  According to Zillow’s 2018 Housing Report, 42% of buyers have to make multiple offers before going under contract.  When you find that perfect house, with the chic chandelier and ...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Zoom Towns And The New Housing Market For The 2 Americas

Truckee, Calif., is a mountain town just northwest of Lake Tahoe. It is sort of an outdoorsy paradise. It has great skiing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities, as well as a river and lakes. It also has some great restaurants and a budding art scene. And if you're a ...

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Oct. 16, 2020

Is COVID the end for senior housing?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed how we live, work and socialize in 2020. But none have experienced as much change as seniors.

Seniors have been shown to experience greater health impacts when they catch COVID-19. Further, residents of senior living communities and nursing homes are in close proximity to other ...

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Oct. 14, 2020

Probate Versus Living Trust

How You Hold Title Makes a Difference

As most real estate professionals know, the way in which people hold title to a property can have significant legal and tax implications, including whether the property must go through probate upon death and what taxes the heirs must pay when they sell ...

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Oct. 12, 2020

National Market Update monday

 

NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE

 

Get ready for more listings. Freddie Mac’s latest survey reports 56% of respondents say now is a good time to sell, thanks to rising home prices. 54% still feel it’s a good time to buy, so demand should continue.

Supporting this, the ...

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Oct. 9, 2020

Finding a Home

Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood.

The number of bedrooms and square footage are certainly important when buying a home — but the community might be even more vital. 

After all, it’s where you’ll likely exercise and socialize, where your kids ...

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Oct. 7, 2020

What Is Proposition 19?

Prop 19 supporters say it closes tax loopholes that exacerbate housing affordability. Critics say it just creates new loopholes.

LOS ANGELES, CA — California voters will tackle two constitutional amendments in November that could dramatically change how property taxes are paid. While Proposition 15 affects commercial property taxes, it's ...

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Oct. 5, 2020

National Market Update

 

NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE

 

Last week saw August Pending Home Sales hit a record high after climbing for four straight months. This measure of contracts signed on existing homes gained in all U.S. regions, and is now 24.2% ahead of a year ago.

It also foretells a ...

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Oct. 4, 2020

The Benefits of Home Updates for Seniors

It’s no surprise that seniors want to age in place. After all, why wouldn’t they want to stay in the home they put so much money into? In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of home updates for seniors to age in place comfortably.

Unfortunately, seniors may begin to ...

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