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Fore!!! As many golf fans are getting ready to watch Tiger Woods return to golf at the Masters next weekend, others are hitting balls at a driving range with a little more luxury.  Haggin Oaks Golf Course  added an automated tee system to their driving range last week.  The electronic system allo...
The "Walk Thru," "Final Walk Through," or "Verification of Property Condition" should always be preformed.  No matter what you call it, the walk thru is typically done a few days before a buyer is going to close escrow.  It is intended to do a few things: 1.)  If the buyer is purchasing the home ...
article provided by Wall Street Journal, By JAMES R. HAGERTY Home Buyers Check Out Apps Smart-Phone Tools Use GPS Technology to Provide Local Housing Information Just in time for the spring house-hunting season, smart-phone applications that provide information to home buyers are proliferating. R...
It's been a whirlwind day in the state Capitol, but it ends with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signing a bill to allocate $200 million for state home buyer tax credits. That's expected to affect 32,000 California home buyers in coming months - and comes just as a federal $8,000 tax credit is about t...
It's about to get tougher to qualify for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage, often considered the replacement loan for the collapsed subprime market. Moving to head off the financial impact of defaulting borrowers, the FHA is adding more-stringent lending requirements and higher fees...
California lawmakers have voted to extend a $10,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers. The credit will apply to first-time buyers who purchase new or existing homes between May 1 and Dec. 31 of this year. It is for 5 percent of the purchase price, or up to $10,000. (That means you need a purc...
Not Everyone Has It-The deduction American's receive for the home mortgage interest expense they pay reduces tax receipts taken in by the Internal Revenue Service by $70 billion a year. Citizens of Canada and Britain do not have a deduction for home mortgage interest expense paid. _doug reynolds
Active inventory remains Low Sales volume remained stable, but showed a monthly increase in median price The current $179,900 median sales price is 5.8% higher than the $170,000 median price of January. Year-to-year, the median price is again higher, continuing a four month trend.  The Total Lis...
Doug Reynolds, a Sacramento Realtor, provides a detailed analysis of the local market. This month focusing on the expiration of the tax credit and how to write clean offers in this sellers market. More information can be found at his website,, as well as his blog and Facebook...
Turn on any financial news program and at some point you'll hear the experts extolling the virtues of diversification. Real estate, even through the market downturn, has long been considered a conservative, long-term strategy to growing wealth. In fact, that very downturn has created a historic b...

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