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  The Orange County Great Park at Irvine opened its FARMERS MARKET, which has drawn lots of customers since its debut on October 31.   Open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Farmers Market at the OC Great Park offers a wide range of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers and pla...
Happy New Year 2011 ! Best wishes for your positive spirit and abundant experiences in this New Year.    _____________________________________________________________________ Harrison K. Long - solutions for real estate and business - REALTOR® and broker associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Bro...
  Some homeowners here at Orange County, California, are making decisions to improve and renovate their homes.  A primary financial consideration is the possible PROPERTY TAXABLE REASSESSMENT OF VALUE for new construction vs. non-taxable maintenance or repairs.  New construction is taxable under ...
  The U.S. Tax Relief Bill of 2010 has been signed into law and among other things extends Mortgage Insurance tax deductibility through December 31, 2011. This makes it a great time to use MORTGAGE INSURANCE to buy a home sooner and benefiting by deducting the premiums from income taxes. MORTGAGE...
  U.S. Housing markets are looking good for international buyers these days. International homebuyers are usually described as those with permanent residences outside the U.S., recent immigrants and/or those with temporary visas. Such international buyers purchased $66 billion of U.S. residential...
  H.R. 4853:  Real Estate Provisions in the 2010 U.S. Tax Relief Bill - On December 17, 2010, the President signed this law - the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which extends Bush-era tax rates and credits and other expired and expiring provision...
  Bank of America at its home loan help site appears to be doing a better job of responding to questions from consumers, those with loans and understanding the foreclosure process and short sales. Government home loan refinance with "goal of the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program is t...
  Irvine, the economy and business engine at Orange County, has homes generally retaining solid values even during these challenging economy times. See IRVINE single family homes now listed - click here for current active link. __________________________________________________ Turtle Rock Villag...
  This year's California court of appeal decision in Clear Lake Riviera Community Association v. Cramer (California 1st appellate district, division one, February 26, 2010) clarified that it's risky for a homeowner to ignore the HOA's restrictions on building and rebuilding. Despite warnings from...
  People here in South Orange County want to know what's the best time to buy?  December and January during winter have been slow months for home buying, which also makes this possibly the BEST TIME FOR BUYERS. Home buyers want the best deals, and some are waiting for better selection, prices to ...

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