C.A.R. Green Tip of the Week: Energy Upgrade California A new statewide program launched this week in California that will give homeowners rebates worth up to $4,000 if they make significant energy-efficient improvements to their house Take a look at this website to see what kind of rebates you may qualify for! https://energyupgradeca.org/county/san_francisco/overview Bookmark It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Senators Agree to Extend Tax Credit for First-Time Homebuyers, Expanding It to Repeat Buyers Senator Chris Dodd, D-CT, has been negotiating for several weeks with Senator Johnny Isakson, R-GA., to craft an extended tax credit for homebuyers that would pass the Senate. Last Wednesday, they announced agreement on a bill that would extend the tax […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
New Law Requires Disclosure of License ID Number On July 1, 2009, all real estate licensees will be required to disclose their DRE license number on all “solicitation materials intended to be the first point of contact with consumers” and on real property purchase agreements when acting as an agent in those transactions. Enacted as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Small businesses by another name In honor of San Francisco Small Business Week, which ended yesterday, let me be the first to let you in on a little secret: landlords are small business owners. And by and large they treat their customers— tenants — about the same as other small business owners treat theirs.If any […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is a new parcel tax that will be in effect for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties… San Mateo will be taxed a fee of $85 dollars for annual education. This parcel tax will take place for the next seven years. The measure was passed by the voters last night. Normally, regular property taxes on most parcels automatically […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A lead story a few days ago on the six o’clock news on Channel 5 (the local CBS affiliate station) was a report by Emmy Award-winning political editor Hank Plante on the rebound in real estate sales that has been noticed recently in San Francisco. The story cited the upsurge in sales that has occurred in the Excelsior […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Obama’s plan to limit write-offs provokes push-back Seeking revenue in the mortgage interest tax deduction, the president wants to reduce the break for the wealthy. By Kenneth R. Harney March 8, 2009 Reporting from Washington — Call it the third rail of the federal tax system: the politically untouchable cluster of special benefits and subsidies […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
New Tax and Fee Proposals—Supervisors’ Answer to Stimulating Local Economy The San Francisco Board of Supervisors always marches to its own drummer. While everyone in Washington, D.C. and heads of state the world over are talking about the need to cut taxes to stimulate the economy, the Board of Supervisors is talking about conducting a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This post is a follow up to the section “Tips for getting your home ready for the market”. As we had talked earlier about the interior of your property we will now touch on the exterior of your property! EXTERIOR Does the exterior of you property look worn, or is it peeling? If it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.