Author Archives: BrokerTom

About BrokerTom

California Real Estate Broker, and REALTOR® representing residential buyers, sellers, renters, and investors. Goal: Create wealth along with positive, memorable experiences for all my clients. BRE License 01256619.

What’s Happening In California Real Estate?

MARKET UPDATE FOR JUNE Halfway through 2016, residential real estate markets are performing as predicted from the beginning of the year. Sales and prices have been going up in most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total … Continue reading

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Renters: Boomers vs. Gen X

How about those Baby Boomers? Do they still rent? Are they competing with Gen X renters? You might be surprised to learn! Boomers Rent

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Orange County Real Estate Fraud Alert

This fraud alert was published by the O.C. Office of the Assessor. If you require additional information, please contact  any of the resources listed at the bottom of the PDF document. If you would like information regarding specific real property, … Continue reading

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Orange County Secured Property Tax Assessment

Orange County Secured Property Tax Notices were mailed out on July 12. If you disagree with the assessed value, you may file an appeal, but you must do so before September 17, 2012. There are no fees for filing. How … Continue reading

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Investment Analysis

This spreadsheet is a handy way to capture your revenue and expenses for each real estate investment. The utility will calculate the  Capitalization (CAP) rate, Cash on Cash return, Gross Rent Multiplier, and Debt Coverage Service Ratio. Also included are … Continue reading

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Old Fashion Sugar Cookies – July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day

Old Fashion Sugar Cookies What would National Sugar Cookie Day be without a wonderful old fashion sugar cookie. This recipe is easy to make and takes almost no time at all. When the cookies are baking the house will smell … Continue reading

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The Pernicious “Unearned” Income Tax on High Income Earners

ObamaCare smacks a new tax on unearned income in order to help pay for the gargantuan program. Many refer to the tax as a real estate sales tax, or transfer tax. Even though it is not such a tax, it sure looks … Continue reading

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