What's the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi? NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) is projecting a 1-3% growth in home values in 2018 but says that in areas with higher housing costs there could actually be a decline in value. Why is that? The new tax law limits the state (and local) … Continue reading What’s the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi?
Thinking about a green home in Tehachapi? No, I'm not talking about the exterior color, although we do seem to have a number of green-colored homes in the area. I wonder if that's the result of subliminal advertising on the part of the homeowner? Does a green-colored exterior indicate the interior is more energy efficient … Continue reading Green Homes Are Different
What will the new consumer protection bureau do for home buyers? Part of the financial reform bill signed into law by President Obama includes the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which plans to write new rules and monitor problems and abuses in areas such as residential real estate settlements, credit scores, “truth in … Continue reading Real Estate News Roundup
I still believe that owning a home is among the best things one can do for themselves and their families. There are many good reasons to buy a home rather than renting. Tax deductions Lets start with the fact that you still get a whopping big tax deduction for owning a home. You don't get … Continue reading Why Rent When You Can Buy?