Jan. 11, 2018

Will the New Tax Laws Hurt Our Local Real Estate Market?

How does the final tax reform bill affect real estate?

One of the big concerns people had while the bill was being written was that you could no longer do a 1031 exchange on an investment property. A 1031 exchange allows you to sell a non-owner occupied investment property and ...

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Aug. 25, 2017

What Causes a Real Estate Bubble?

What Causes a Real Estate Bubble?

Many people are asking if we’re currently in a bubble. The short answer is no, but let’s take a closer look at what could change that, and what happened last time we were in one.

With the market headed in its current direction, I’ve ...

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Jan. 20, 2017

Does Investing in Real Estate Make Sense for You?

For the most part, people who invest in real estate do quite well. What is it like to invest in real estate?

Of course, you have to make sure that you are buying the right property, that you have enough money down, and that investing in real estate makes sense ...

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Jan. 4, 2017

We Would Like to Help You in Any Way We Can

As your trusted real estate resource, we’re connected to a variety of related industries and can offer you many recommendations and referrals for many different services.

Did you know that we do more than just buy and sell houses?

After doing real estate for 25 years, I’ve gotten to know ...

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Nov. 18, 2016

What Taxes Impact Real Estate Transactions?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about one particular topic: real estate taxes. While I can’t legally offer any tax advice, I can explain the basic framework of how taxes operate in real estate transactions.

There are two main taxes you need to know: capital gains taxes and ...

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July 1, 2016

What Happens During a 1031 Exchange?

Today I’m here with Greg Burns, senior vice president of IPX1031. Greg has been a huge resource to us and our clients, and he is here to discuss the 1031 Exchange.

As an accommodator, Greg acts as a qualified intermediary, or escrow, between the sale and the purchase. The client ...

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Feb. 1, 2014

How to Avoid Paying Too Much in Property Taxes

Today I have the honor and privilege of having our county assessor, Mr. Tom J. Bordonaro, Jr. In California, we have Proposition 13 and Tom is going to break that down for us. “Proposition 13 is very simple; it actually forbids a re-assessment unless there is a change in ownership ...

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