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  Newport Coast CA real estate is located south of Corona del Mar and north of Laguna Beach and offers some of the most spectacular homes in Orange County and Southern California - some with ocean views - all located within three miles of Crystal Cove State Beach.  People like to consider Newpor...
According to U.S. income tax law, home owners have a possible capital gains exclusion from income tax on the sale of their "main home" - and can protect the gain on if they have lived at the "main home" for 2 out of the past 5 years.  When a taxpayer has owned and used the property as their main ...
  Many home owners have recently seen their property equity go down - and some completely wiped out  (where loan amounts are more than property value). Here are 7 top things for underwater home owners to consider:  1.  Don't wait too long.  Rebound from this down housing market is expected to be ...
  Costa Mesa CA home investors and buyers have been busy jumping on bargains this year - buying 413 homes so far as of July 25, 2012 - with closed escrows as indicated by the CRMLS. Costa Mesa CA homes now listed have average asking price of $692k - which is one of the hottest selling price cate...
  Turtle Ridge Irvine CA Real Estate Market update - July 23, 2012    The following statistics are for transactions for Turtle Ridge at Irvine CA real estate for the time from July 1 to July 23, 2012.   28 active current Turtle Ridge Irvine listings - including SFR and condo homes - as of July 23...
  Newport Beach CA had homes sold and price gains at major ZIP areas 92660 and 92663 - for June 2012.   Newport Beach 92660 67 homes were sold during June 2012 - which is up 45.7% as compared with last year June 2011. Median sold price of $1,225,000 - which is up 22% as compared with last year 90...
Irvine CA real estate has been a hotbed for investors who want to buy foreclosure homes and properties - at both trustee auction sales after non-judicial foreclosures - and when properties are listed again as REOs on the MLS. Number of Irvine properties in the foreclosure process has declined du...
  If your home has larger mortgage debt than its value, you are underwater on the mortgage.   Now is the time for you if you want to sell your short sale home. U.S. Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 - tax relief law - allowing homeowners to exclude from income certain debts that have been for...
  Newport Beach CA home selling is like other areas with pricey properties - with market time slower for selling than other less expensive cities. Newport Beach has average selling price of almost $1.4 million for homes - and market time was 5.6 months to theoretically sell entire inventory of mi...
  East Costa Mesa CA is a popular area for residential living and investment - originally developed in the early 1950s with commercial area on or near 17th Street and Westcliff Drive. People are attracted to East Costa Mesa partly because of its proximity to Newport Beach and its harbor and Back ...

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