Real Estate

April 22, 2022

Prop 19 Property Tax Base Transfer For Eligible Homeowners

Heard about the Proposition 19 property tax break?
Wondering who qualifies?
Curious to see the tax break in action?


This month, C.A.R. began running a new consumer ad campaign to educate consumers who might benefit from Proposition 19. In addition to a targeted ad campaign, we've created ...

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April 15, 2022

3 Ways First-Time Home Buyers Should Protect Their Investment

3 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Should Protect Their Investment
 
It’s no secret that the market is difficult for first-time buyers today. In addition, lack of information and inexperience with the home buying process can turn the dream of homeownership into a nightmare if consumers are not diligent. If you are ...
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Jan. 28, 2022

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

 

 

 

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation ...

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Jan. 26, 2022

Are Home Warranties Worth It?

When you buy a new home, you want to feel a sense of closure and relief when all is said and done.

When buying a home, you need to consider if a home warranty makes sense for you.

When buying a home, you need to consider if a home warranty makes sense for you. (Getty Images)

(Originally published on Newrez.)

When you buy a ...

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Jan. 24, 2022

REAL ESTATE Q&A: I CO-OWN A HOUSE WITH A FRIEND. IS IT BETTER TO LEAVE MY SHARE IN A WILL, OR SHOULD I DRAFT A DEED?

Real Estate Q&A: I Co-Own a House With a Friend. Is it Better to Leave My Share in a Will, or Should I Draft a Deed?

(TNS)—Q: I own my home 50/50 with a friend. Neither of us has any close relatives that we would want to leave our half of the house. I read your article about owning a property with other people. Would it be okay to add something to my will ...

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Jan. 21, 2022

US median rent rose 11% in 2021 due to inflation

Rents increased 3 times the rate of a normal year, in which rents might rise 3-4% overall, according to a new report from online rental marketplace Dwellsy

The median asking rent in the U.S. increased 11 percent over the course of 2021 as inflation hit Americans in full force ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

How To Decide Between Remodeling Or Moving

Should you move to a new house or are you already standing on your own diamonds? That's a question that homeowners have long pondered.

 

 

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(Originally published by Newrez.)

Should you move to a new house or are you already standing on your own diamonds? That ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

Is Your Property In A Flood Zone? Find Out In 2 Minutes Or Less!

For most of us, the risk of losing everything in a flood is NOT something we lose sleep worrying about at night.

Flooding disasters tend to be highly infrequent, once-in-a-lifetime events that happen to other people, right?

It’s an understandable bias, because statistically speaking, the average person will never have ...

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Jan. 17, 2022

How a Lien Affects the Real Estate Title

Many people have liens on their real estate. Consider your mortgage—a lien that leverages the home as collateral for your mortgage loan. Other liens, too, can show up in a title search. Homeowners should know what kind of liens might attach to a home they already own, or a home they’d like to buy. Here, we review ...

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Jan. 14, 2022

Estate Planning With a Transfer on Death Deed

New Rules for California Homeowners

A parent and child standing outside discussing important things.

Since 2016, California has been offering homeowners a very simple way to transfer their homes to beneficiaries. It’s called the transfer on death deed — also written as TOD deed, TODD, or beneficiary deed. A TOD deed, where a state allows it, enables a named ...

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