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PAY MORTGAGE PRIOR TO CLOSING?

I get this question quite often from my seller clients as the closing date approaches. Many people think they should hold off on paying that last payment so they can “save” the money, but that’s not the case.... Read More »

HOW TO ESTIMATE PROPERTY TAXES

Last week I promised to show you how to estimate what your tax bill would be if you bought a certain home. You can get a copy of the current bill at the following website – https://taxcolp.co.contra-costa.ca.us/taxpaymentrev2/summary/... Read More »

HOW TO EASILY CHECK TAX BILL

Last week I discussed the basics of how tax bills are calculated. As part of your due diligence before buying a home, it is a good idea to have a look at the tax bill for that new home so you don’t get any surprises later. I... Read More »

PROPERTY TAX BASICS

When I first started in real estate, some of my clients were surprised when their first payment was much higher than what they were quoted by their lender. I would find that their principal and interest were exactly what the lender... Read More »

DEDUCT INTEREST WHEN NOT ON TITLE?

I’m seeing more situations where a parent will step in to buy a home for their adult child since the parent has better credit, even though the child will be living in the home and making all the payments. There is typically... Read More »

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