Category Archives: Real Estate

Californians call your congressional representative – House tax plan would hurt Cali homeowners

A big issue is that California has the highest state income tax rate in the nation but among the lowest property tax rates. The bill dramatically scales back a deduction for state and local taxes, limiting the deduction to just property taxes and capping it at $10,000. About a third of California taxpayers took the deduction in 2015.

The GOP tax plan unveiled Thursday would be a blow to many California taxpayers. That’s not a deal breaker for California’s Republicans, who so far seem optimistic the bill is the best deal for their constituents.

Even as some Republicans from states that would also lose out under the plan threatened to vote no, Californians’ reactions ranged from merely skeptical to enthusiastic.

read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/us-politics/la-pol-ca-tax-cuts-reaction-20171103-story.html

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San Diego – 2017 Green Home Tour

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When: Sunday October 22, 2017

This event is a self guided tour featuring a wide variety of Green homes throughout San Diego County. You may start your tour at any of the homes and tour as many as you’d like; all for one low price. We offer these opportunities to encourage, educate and empower you to green your own home.

I’ll be at the shipping container home in Lakeside; come and check it out.

more info at: http://www.usgbc-sd.org/event-2547926

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California – Fire victims can apply for tax relief and FEMA grants

Financial help is coming for California fire victims in the form of income- and property-tax relief for individuals and businesses in most affected counties and federal grants and loans for those in Sonoma, Napa, Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba counties.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency made “individual assistance” available to people and businesses in Sonoma County starting Thursday and those in Napa County starting Friday. FEMA added Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba counties to the list Saturday.

Previously, FEMA had only made funds available in seven North Bay counties for “public assistance” such as debris removal and emergency services. On Friday, it added public assistance for Solano County and Orange County in Southern California, which is also fighting wildfires.

In the designated counties, homeowners, renters and businesses can now apply for grants (which don’t have to be repaid) or low-interest loans to cover uninsured fire-related expenses such as temporary housing; funeral and emergency medical costs; replacing personal property, including cars; and repairing and replacing homes and buildings.

FEMA officials encouraged all fire victims to file an insurance claim as soon as possible, but also apply for FEMA assistance where available, because it could cover uninsured expenses or costs that exceed their coverage limits.

read more at: http://www.sfgate.com/business/networth/article/Where-fire-victims-can-apply-for-tax-relief-and-12276770.php  

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