Category Archives: Homes

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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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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So, How’s the Real Estate Market Doing?

I get asked this question all the time from Buyers and Sellers. It is a fair question given all the conflicting information propagated by TV, radio, newspapers, and the internet. The basis for the question always seems to be driven … Continue reading

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