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What is a 1035 Exchange? - 10/25/11 10:51 PM
1035 refers to a provision in the tax code which allows for the direct transfer of accumulated funds in a life insurance policy, endowment policy or annuity policy to another life insurance policy, endowment policy or annuity policy, without creating a taxable event. Title 26, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Sub chapter O, Part III, Section 1035 states that "no gain or no loss shall be recognized on the exchange" of a life insurance policy for another life insurance policy or endowment or annuity policy. An endowment for another endowment with a maturity no later than the maturity date of the endowment (2 comments)
Financing Smart Home Improvements 203(k) Loans - 10/20/11 03:16 PM
Financing Smart Home Improvements You've found a great home, but it's a bit rough around the edges and you're on a limited budget. That leads to a number of questions: How much will the necessary upgrades and repairs cost? How much value will they add to the home? How are you going to pay for all this? Whether you are upgrading to a larger home in a neighborhood you've always loved, downsizing to a smaller home now that the kids are out of the house or even moving to a new state, don't let a house that you love get away (2 comments)
5 Things to Review in Your Preliminary Report - 10/20/11 02:37 PM
5 Things to Review in Your Preliminary Report 1. Check the Vesting. Make sure that the person who is on title is actually the person selling the home. Not having all signatures at the close of escrow could become a costly delay.
2. Review Your Map. Always make sure that the property that is being bought or sold matches the property that is being searched by the title company. A map is provided in the back of your report. If it’s not, contact your title officer immediately and request one be sent over for that file.
What is Title Insurance? Title insurance is a contractual obligation that protects against losses that occur when title to a property is not free and clear of defects (e.g. liens, encumbrances and defects that were unknown when the title policy was issued). The terms of the policy define what risks are covered and what risks are excluded from coverage. The title insurer will reimburse you for losses that are covered, up to the face amount of the policy, and any related legal expenses. This protection is effective as of the issue date of (1 comments)
New California Real Estate Laws for 2012 - 10/20/11 02:30 PM
New California Laws for 2012 Now that the first half of the 2011-12 legislative session is over, significant new laws have emerged that may affect REALTORS® and their clients. Below are some of the new laws involving disclosures, licensing, small claims court, landlord-tenant, and other areas of interest for the real estate practitioner. The full text of a bill is available at www.leginfo.ca.gov. Sellers Disclosing Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures: C.A.R. successfully sponsored a new law, effective January 1, 2012, revising the Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) to include a checkbox in Section A for the seller to disclose whether the property has water-conserving plumbing (3 comments)
Jamul, CA 91935 is peaceful living in San Diego's backcountry
Tucked amongst hills and natural landscape of San Diego County’s backcountry could be the small community of Jamul. It is situated in a substantial unincorporated area roughly 20 miles southeast of Downtown San Diego.
Highway 94 passes through the center of this small town.
Further south is Tecate and the Mexican border. For the 6,163 residents of Jamul, this is a quiet place where it’s not uncommon to see coyotes, hawks, owls, frogs, snakes as well as other native wildlife.
2011 Combined Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits:
If you are under 50 years of age at the end of 2011:
The maximum contribution that can be made to a traditional or Roth IRA is the smaller of $5,000 or the amount of your taxable compensation for 2011. This limit can be split between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA but the combined limit is $5,000.The maximum deductible contribution to a traditional IRA and the maximum contribution to a Roth IRA may be reduced depending (0 comments)
Jason Kardos, Realtor, GRI, MBA Broker/Owner
Jason Kardos started his real estate career helping his family manage their rental properties and at only 21 years old bought his first rental income property and became a licensed Realtor in 2001. He is committed to enhancing the lives of his clients through integrity, professionalism and continuous improvement. He has been able to thrive, even in a down real estate economy. He has helped homeowners deal with short sales, foreclosures, rentals and regular sales. He has worked with many professionals in the real estate community including Keller Williams Realty, San Diego County Property Management and McCormack Auction Company. He has embraced many traditional real estate practices as well as keeping up with the latest technology. Jason has served on the board of National nonprofit, Rebuilding Together and he is also active on the Spring Valley Citizen’s Association.
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