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Appealing Your Property Tax Assessment...Video Tutorials - 12/29/09 11:57 AM
Appealing your Property Tax Assessment...Video Tutorials, are provided by California's State Board of Equalization. They have on their website 9 short videos that help walk you through the process of preparing and presenting your appeal at your county Board of Equalization or Assessment Board. I think they have done a great job in explaining the process and it's for consumer information. It may seem like an overwhelming process, but your first step is understanding the process and the time frames involved to make your appeal. As they say...Knowledge is Power...so inform yourself and you could save a considerable amount of money (0 comments)
Which Remodeling Projects offer the best return...Survey Says.... - 12/28/09 07:11 PM
Which remodeling projects offer the best return on your investment? According to the Remodeling Cost vs Value 2009-10 Report, its Survey Says...replacing your front entry door! For a cost of approximately $1300 (mid-range, steel door), you recoup a whopping 128% of your investment! The report includes 33 remodeling projects and breaks it down into Cost, Resale Value and Cost Recouped. The report also breaks it down into nine Regional Averages among the 80 metropolitan areas surveyed. For the Pacific Region, the majority of the Top 10 projects with the greatest return on your investment fell into the Exterior and Energy Saving categories. Also, the majority of (3 comments)
Video...Differences between FHA vs Conventional Loan Requirements - 12/15/09 08:12 PM
There are many different loan programs out there today and it can seem a little overwhelming, especially to the first-time homebuyers. In this video interview, we discuss the differences between FHA (Government-backed loans) versus a Conventional Loan. We briefly review different criteria and what those requirements are with the different loan products. My guest speaker was Yvonne Hemmingsen, Mortgage Loan Consultant, with Diversified Capital. The first step in the home-buying process is to sit down with your Mortgage Loan Specialist to determine what the best loan product is for you. There are many options to choose from based on your financial (0 comments)
Concord CA..."Available Homes For Sale" Analysis - 12/10/09 08:12 PM
Concord, CA..."Available Homes for Sale" analysis. This report includes Single, detached homes only that are currently available for sale per the Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS as of Dec. 10, 2009. It appears to be trending more from Bank Owned to Short Sales. You can see from the chart below that the bulk of available homes are priced at $499,000 and below (approx. 77% of ALL available). With this trend, the report is geared to show you how each price range breaks down to the type of sale it is. Here's the terminology of the categories: REO (Real Estate Owned/Bank Owned); SS (Short Sale); NONE (non-distressed/normal (0 comments)
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