Category Archives: Buyers

Advice for buyers.

Buying a Home is Like Getting Married

The value of home ownership has been seriously questioned recently due to so many people losing their homes. From about 2003 to 2007, we experienced a real estate orgy! Everyone qualified for loans of any size, every home appreciated, and everybody took their tax free gain and gleefully moved on to the next house. If…

California’s 2010 Home Buyer Tax Credit Program

The California Franchise Tax Board issued a clarification yesterday about the new tax credit program that will go into effect on May 1st. Parts of it are as clear as mud, and may even be contradictory but after reading it several times and translating some of their abbreviations, I think I understand it.  🙂  Here…