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Real Estate Property Transfers In California: Reasons, Methods and Issues

Even though the number of home sales has diminished in recent years, many people are still transferring real estate property for a variety of reasons. The most common type of property transfer is for a parent who transfers the title … Continue reading

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Gifts For Your Children: Selling or Transferring Property To Your Kids (Plus a Few Tax-Time Tips)

At this time of the year, we feel compelled to remind our followers of a couple of tax-time tips, all of which we have discussed several times in recent months: Recent changes to the law have forced financial institutions that … Continue reading

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What To Do With Your Underwater House: Options Include Loan Modification, HARP, Short Sale, Foreclosure

We have written before about the current situation across the country in which so many homeowners have mortgages that are underwater. The coming tsunami of foreclosures on¬†distressed properties¬†is bound to have an impact on the slowly recovering real estate market. … Continue reading

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California Real Estate Short Sales: The Ins & Outs of Flipping & Flopping and Other Home Buying & Selling News

Everyone pays more when below-board practices affect an industry. In the world of buying and selling California real estate, honest home buyers and sellers are affected negatively when short sales become a prominent part of the landscape. A short sale … Continue reading

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