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Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Federal and California Withholding- What You Need To Know

Federal and California Withholding- What You Need To Know
 
When a person sells real property in CA, the buyer of that property is generally obligated to deduct and withhold 10 percent of the sales price and transmit it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the Foreign Investment In Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and 3 1/3 percent of the sales price to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) under CA Revenue and Taxation Code section 18662 and 18668, unless an exemption applies.

Federal Withholding and Nonforeign Affidavit
There are 3 major exemptions to FIRPTA:

Seller furnishes buyer a “nonforeign status affidavit” containing the seller’s tax identification number or social security number (CAR form AS or equivalent);
The property sales price is no more than $300,000, and the buyer or a member of buyer’s family intends to use the property as a personal residence for at least 50% of the time during the first two years; or
IRS issues a withholding cer ...

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are In High Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are In High Demand




One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!
If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?
Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company of another pet species, 99% of pet owners say that they consider their animal to be family. When finding a home, 95% of animal owners believe it is important that a housing community allows animals.
A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are many aspects of the home buying, selling and owning experience that have been greatly im ...

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again




Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending recession and its possible impact on the housing market.
Two major takeaways from the survey:

42% believe a recession will occur this year or next (another 16% said 2021)
59% believe the housing market would fare the same or worse than it did in 2008

Why all the talk about a recession recently?
Over the last year, four separate surveys have been taken asking when we can expect the next recession to occur:

The Pulsenomics Survey of Market Analysts
The Wall Street Journal Survey of Economists
The Duke University Survey of American CFOs
The National Association of Business Economics

70% of all respondents to the four surveys believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 with an additional 18% saying 2021. ...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale











The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.


New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.


Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home being sold 6 days faster!


Below is a graph indicating the average score for each month of ...

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  real estate, homes for sale, realtor, selling, moving, market update, napa valley, for sale, selling tips, the solari group, housing market, home sales, spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?




There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed!
Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown according to Experian:

16% Very Poor (300-579)
18% Fair (580-669)
21% Good (670-739)
25% Very Good (740-799)
20% Exceptional (800-850)

Randy Hopper, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Navy Federal Credit Union said,

“Just because you have a low credit score doesn’t mean you can’t purchase a home. There are a lot of options out there for consumers with low FICO® scores,”

There are many programs available with low or no credit score requirement. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) now requires a mini ...

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