Marlene's South Orange County, CA Real Estate Connection

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Real Estate Agent - Village Real Estate Services, Inc.
Laguna homes, Laguna condos and Laguna Real Estate issues regularly updated by REALTOR Marlene Bridges-Certified Real Estate Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. South Orange County, California homes, condos, and real estate information.

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2009 

It just got easier to apply for a reduction of your property tax bill.  Orange County, CA Assessor Webster Guillory  has been quoted by the Orange County Register as saying that homeowners who are looking at reducing their property taxes due to the downturn in market prices don't have to provide ...
03/31/2009
  You may notice a few more dollars in your next paycheck.  The "Making Work Pay Tax Credit" goes into effect this week.  Employers are supposed to have adjustments in place by Wednesday, April 1, 2009.  This is a part of the economic recovery package passed in February. You won't be able to buy ...
03/31/2009
In attending numerous real estate classes, I've had an opportunity to hear other Realtors® share what drew them to Real Estate as a career.  The majority of them have one thing in common...they love to help people.  Theologians call this having the gift of helps.  For me it was just one of the re...
03/30/2009
                                                                                                                                                                                This is by far one of the most interesting times we've ever experienced in Orange County California real estate.  It's li...
03/30/2009
Chances are that if you've owned your Orange County, California home for ten to fifteen years or more and have never refinanced it, you have accumulated a considerable amount of equity.  Equity is the difference between what you could sell your home for less the amount you owe in mortgage(s).  I...
03/30/2009
There are numerous tax advantages to home ownership.  One of the advantages is the included in the Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997.  Previously the Tax Code allowed for a once-in-a-lifetime capital gain exclusion.  The Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997 changed that rule to benefit homeowners who have a...
03/30/2009
You can sure learn some great things when you take a walk through your own neighborhood.  Recently, while out walking, I saw a neighbor making an interesting improvement.  He was painting his garage floor.  Not with just any paint.  He was using a kit especially made for garage floors.  Beautiful...
03/29/2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One of the best ways to communicate the ...
03/29/2009
Many people in California after raising their families discover that they no longer need the large homes they once had.  If you've been in your home for a long time, you probably have a very low tax base.  If you're considering moving into a new home, even though it's less expensive than your cu...
03/25/2009
This week I received an inquiry from my website. So I immediately picked up the phone trying to respond quickly and demonstrate professionalism.  When the man on the other end of the line answerd, he seemed pleased with my prompt reply to his web inquiry.  I asked him how I might be of service to...
03/22/2009
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