Call your member of congress today to protect the mortgage interest deduction
Congress, as part of negotiations on avoiding the “Fiscal Cliff,” has made direct references to
“closing loopholes” and “limiting deductions” as a way to raise revenues.
Clearly, the mortgage interest deduction is high on this list of revenue
Losing the mortgage interest deduction will disproportionately affect the middle class because a
larger proportion of the middle class takes the deduction. In California 89% of
those who took the mortgage interest deduction earned less than $200,000. Losing
the deduction would cost the average California taxpayer over $3,900.
What you can do to help:
Call Congress. First and foremost, we are urging the public to get involved by calling Congress to ask
that the mortgage interest deduction be preserved. The public may reach Congress by calling 202-224-3121.
The Capitol switchboard operator will help callers identify their member of Congress and connect them.
The public can reach Congress by calling (202) 224-3121.
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.
– 6 p.m., Eastern Time.
Get the word out. Many people seem to be blissfully unaware that their mortgage interest deduction is
in danger. Please do the following to make sure that the message spreads.
Forward this message to your family, friends, and clients.
Post this information on your personal and office websites and blogs.
Share this information on Facebook and urge others to share it as well.
Tweet about it on Twitter and urge others to retweet. Use the hashtag: #keepthemid.
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October 09, 2012 02:46 pm
Tracey Petersen, MML News Reporter
Calaveras County, CA — The Calaveras County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports the number of homes sold in Calaveras County rose by 8.39 percent over last quarter.
CCAR also reports prices on homes sold in the county jumped by an average of 5.5 percent. Another positive number is a decrease in the average days a home is on the market, which decreased by 8.24 percent over last year.
CCAR reports the number of homes for sale dropped by over 17 percent, which they say may have played a role in stabilizing values and increased sales.
CCAR Association Manager Valerie Moon says, “This 3rd quarter report brings good news to sellers, buyers and the entire industry.” Moon says the numbers have been consistently improving and stabilizing. She says the area has “less foreclosure activity on the books, more short sales and there is more affordable housing available in Calaveras County.”
CCAR’s monthly statistics report is for July 1st to September 30th 2012. The report shows the median price of a home as $165,000. The median price range is calculated by averaging the lower half of the data. Click here for complete numbers.
Snaps Coffee House and Wine Bar is Copperopolis’ very own European-style coffee house. Offering specialty coffee, espresso, lattes, smoothies and more. Snaps features sandwiches, pastries and snacks for breakfast and lunch. Snaps also serves cold beer and a selection of local boutique wines from Calaveras County.
Title insurance provides coverage for certain losses due to defects in the title that, for the most part, occurred prior to your ownership. Title insurance protects against defects such as prior fraud or forgery that might go undetected until after closing and possibly jeopardize your ownership and investment.
Why do I need an Escrow account for the purchase of a home? What exactly happens in Escrow? The video below will explain Escrow and why it is necessary for a smooth and safe transfer of ownership. Stay tuned for more videos explaining home purchases.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 26, 2011) – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC celebrates its 105th birthday, reflecting on the history of the brand and the changes to the real estate industry since the founding of the company on August 27, 1906 in San Francisco.
“As a brand, Coldwell Banker has navigated the real estate industry during two World Wars, the Great Depression and countless recessions,” said Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “While the world and our industry are in a different place now than 105 years ago, the dream of homeownership is still alive and vital.”
Coldwell Banker was founded by Colbert Coldwell, and later Arthur Banker, in San Francisco, California to bring ethics and integrity to a real estate industry that had lost its way after the 1906 earthquake. Out of the ashes of a severe earthquake, Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker built the company from the ground up and began a legacy of excellent service for people buying or selling homes. Coldwell Banker Real Estate employees at the company’s headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., celebrated the occasion with a festive cakedesigned to reflect the company’s commitment to innovation and the development of new technology.
“We believe Coldwell Banker agents are the best in the real estate business and they exemplify that strong heritage of ethics and integrity established by Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “Coldwell Banker continues to advance the brand, and the industry, through innovation and technology that helps people find information about homes anytime and anywhere.”
As an innovative leader in real estate, Coldwell Banker has launched various new tools and apps over the past year that bring consumers fun and informative ways to engage in the home buying and selling process. Some of these include a new Real Estate App for iPad, On Location videos that provide a look into different neighborhoods from the comfort of home, as well as new tools for homebuyers in the properties section of coldwellbanker.com.