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Real Estate Finance

Understanding The “Tax Free” Exchange

Residential homeowners have a number of tax benefits, the most important of which is the exclusion of up to $500,000 profit made on the sale of the principal residence. But real estate investors — large and small — still have … more

Lease/Options Are Useful, But Can Be Tricky

A Lease with Option to Purchase (Lease/Option) is a useful tool in an agent’s box, regardless of general market conditions. more

Helping first-time home buyers get from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’

Many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. more

Wire Fraud Advisory Will Provide Much Needed Warning

This past week the legal staff of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) provided an advisory about the problem of fraudulent hacker activity in real estate transactions. more