New Tax Law Caps Limit on Home Mortgage Debt Deduction at $750,000
January 1, 2018. How much benefit remains to taxpayers when it comes to deducting mortgage interest?
New California Law Makes It Easier to Add Smaller Units to One's Property
January 16, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two new laws, going into effect in 2017.
Median Price of Newly Built Homes Now Well Above That of Existing Homes
December 4, 2017. Recently published figures indicate that newly built homes are not the bargain they once were!
California Court Rules That Homeowners' Insurers Must Cover the Most Important Cause of the Loss
February 09, 2016 California insurers must cover the "efficient proximate cause."
Compromise a Fact of Life for Current Homebuyers
Few people get everything they want in a home.
Deduction for Private Mortgage Insurance Premiums Extended Through 2016
Set to expire in 2015, the PMI deduction gets one more year of life.
Home Prices Back to Peak Levels, Says Case-Shiller
November 30, 2016 House value indices show return to prices not seen since 2006.
Changes to Online Forms Found in Nolo's Book, For Sale By Owner in California
December 7, 2016 If you have purchased and are using For Sale by Owner in California, by George Devine, be sure to access its companion page.
New California Notary Certificates & Updates for California Deeds
Effective January 1, 2015, new language must appear at the top of a California notary certificate.
No Increase in Amount Family or Friends Can Gift You to Buy a Home in 2015
The gift tax exclusion remains at $14,000.
Home Buyers: Say Goodbye to the old HUD-1, GFE, and Truth-in-Lending Forms, Starting August 1, 2015
If you're among the lucky few who will pay all cash for your home, you can stop reading right now.
Home Price Gains Highest Since 2005
Selling a house? Take recent home appreciation levels into account.