CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE PRIMER – Table of Contents

 INTRODUCTION

This Post is a hyperlinked Table of Contents designed to connect you to the Posts which comprise the various chapters of the Primer. The result is a book with its various parts distributed out on the internet. A virtual book, so to speak.

To use this Table of Contents simply find the subject matter you want to review and click on the highlighted hyperlink. In most cases, you will find that the Chapter material is also hyperlinked. This will allow you to drill down into a subject and explore it from the point of view of a number of independent sources.

Since we are California Realtors, this primer is necessarily limited to the issues affecting real property within our state. Although we have handled transactions in a number of other counties in the southern half of the state, our base of operations is Orange County.

As the number of Posts of related materials in the Primer grows so will this Table of Contents.

DISCLAIMER

This Primer and its linked articles are intended to be a general discussion only and a starting point for your own research. Any liability that might arise from your use or reliance on this body of work or any of its links is expressly disclaimed. This blog is not legal, accounting or tax advice, and is not to be acted on as such, it may not be current, and is subject to change without notice.

I.  LANDLORDS

  1. CALIFORNIA LANDLORDS – Table of Contents  A multi-chapter discussion of  some of the issues that might be encountered as the owner of residential rental property.

II.  ALISO VIEJO CITY AND TRACT INFORMATION

  1. The City of Aliso Viejo, California  (Interactive Map)
  2. Residential Communities of Aliso Viejo (Interactive Map)
  3. The Audubon Community Associations (Interactive Map)
  4. The Westridge Neighborhood (Interactive Map)  The Westridge neighborhood encompasses the following eight tracts of homes.

III. LISTING/SELLING YOUR HOME

The chapters in this Section address some of the more common issues involved in the process of listing and selling your home.

  1. Common Seller Mistakes
  2. Selecting Your Buyer
  3. Some Common Sense Tips

IV. BANK OWNED PROPERTY

The chapters under this Section discuss some important aspects of bank owned or foreclosed (REO) property.

  1. REO (Real Estate Owned) Properties
  2. Tips For Buying REO Properties

V. SHORT SALES

Not only are short sales, or short pay sales, a complex subject the issues will differ depending on whether you are the seller or the buyer. The chapters under this Section attempt to shed some light on these issues. FAQs are included, as well as general discussions.

  1. Short Sales From The Seller’s Point Of View
  2. Seller’s Short Sale FAQs
  3. Buyer’s Short Sale FAQs
  4. Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

VI. LOAN WORKOUT

Depending on your individual financial condition and the specifics of your home mortgage(s) it may be possible for your or your negotiator (attorney, agent, etc.) to workout (renegotiate) a loan modification which will be affordable for you.

  1. Loan Workout – Before The Short Sale
  2. The California Foreclosure Consultant Act

VII. CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE – GENERAL ISSUES

The chapters in this Section cover a number of general topics relevant to buying, selling and owning real estate in the state of California. If a topic has more than one Chapter devoted to it will be moved to its own Section.

  1. Preserve Your Prop 13 Base Year Value For Your Children And Grandchildren
  2. Transfer Your Property Tax Base Year Value To Your New Home
  3. Reduce Your California Property Taxes
  4. 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges
  5. Private Real Estate Transfer Fees
  6. FHA – The Forgotten Loan
  7. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
  8. Capital Gains Exclusion For The Sale Of A Primary Residence

 DISCLAIMER

This Primer and its linked articles are intended to be a general discussion only and a starting point for your own research. Any liability that might arise from your use or reliance on this body of work or any of its links is expressly disclaimed. This blog is not legal, accounting or tax advice, and is not to be acted on as such, it may not be current, and is subject to change without notice.

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