California Proposition 19 is a massive property tax hike on the next generation of property owners. It wipes out the current Proposition 58 and Proposition 193 family transfer benefits, effective February 16, 2021. This is potentially the largest property tax increase in California history… but it will only impact the next generations; this is a new death tax and inheritance tax on real property owners’ heirs.
An increasing amount of buyers who won ‘bidding wars’ are backing out of their purchases, often (per the Seller) leaving the home in a less desirable position than when it was first listed and ‘red hot’, and opening the door to deposit disputes.
Preparing for a real estate mediation can be stressful, but a well prepared concise brief will not only help the mediator to understand your case, it will also help you to organize your thoughts and positions. Here, we discuss what makes a good mediation brief and some suggestions for the same. BACKGROUND Real estate disputes … Continue Reading
Join Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Mediator and Real Estate Broker, Devin Lucas, discuss Real Estate Cancelations, Deposit Disputes and “Force Majeure” Claims Surrounding Coronavirus. Aka Force Majeure, Civil Code 1511, Act of God, Unforeseen Circumstances, Impossibility of Performance, Commercial Frustration, Frustration of Purpose, and other creative phrasing of the same argument. We discuss: 1) … Continue Reading
Can you legally cancel your real estate transaction, or real estate listing, over Coronavirus (COVID-19)? What options does a buyer have to cancel, what about the seller, what about the REALTOR®? Read our below article for a preliminary discussion; watch this video where Mr. Lucas explains in detail: No doubt, real estate transactions are being … Continue Reading
It’s Official – California Has Statewide Rent Control… Many exemptions exist that will apply to most small owners; corporate owners are the primary target of the current law. … This New Statewide Rent Control Has Two Key Components: 1) Caps Rental Increases; 2) Requires “Just Cause” For All Evictions.
There may be no better tax incentive for investment real estate than the 1031 Exchange. Named in reference to section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, the “1031 Exchange” allows an income tax free (or tax deferred, see below) exchange of investment real estate with wide latitude as to what real estate can be purchased … Continue Reading
Attention Newport Mesa parents…. Davis Magnet School lottery is now open. Newport Mesa Unified School District (serving all of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa) has some amazing schools… including Davis Magnet School. How do I get my child in?… you literally have to win the lottery. Lottery applications are now open – now through March … Continue Reading
This Fall, throughout Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and most Orange County communities, there are more and more active listings and less and less closed sales, leading to a flurry of price reductions and open houses, with sellers eager to make a deal. While by no means a “burst bubble”, there is a clear slowdown of … Continue Reading
November property prices were up 2.1% from October and 19.3% from November 2011, making this past November the 11th straight month of year-over-year increases, according to the real estate information firm DataQuick. Volume was up over 14%, making November the highest month of volume in six years. “More buyers feel confident about their jobs, the … Continue Reading
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