Southern California home prices surge, tying an all-time high

Southern California home prices surged 8.6% in November compared with a year earlier, tying an all-time high that underscores a drum-tight housing market with few properties for sale, according to a report released Wednesday. The six-county region’s median home price hit $505,000 last month, a nominal record last seen in September and, before that, in […]

Stephanie De La Rocha | Dec 27, 2017

Real Estate Investors Get Late-Added Perk in Tax Bill

  Lawmakers scrambling to lock up Republican support for the tax reform bill added a complicated provision late in the process — one that would provide a multimillion-dollar windfall to real estate investors such as President Donald Trump. The change, which would allow real estate businesses to take advantage of a new tax break that’s […]

Stephanie De La Rocha | Dec 17, 2017

Property Tax Vs. Real Estate Tax

Homeowners are familiar with real estate tax largely because it may take a chunk of their money every year, but did you know that property tax is not always the same thing? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but they aren’t exactly the same. Part of the confusion is because property tax is a term […]

Stephanie De La Rocha | Dec 5, 2017