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Facts on the 3.8% Health Care Tax

by ritasimpson March 12, 2012 Money Talk

Lots of misinformation about the new rule is circulating. Here is a brochure that explains it all. The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers. The 3.8% tax is imposed ONLY on those with more than $200,000 of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) ($250,000 on …

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Lease to Own in Malibu? Here Some Tips

by ritasimpson December 21, 2011 Buying My Home

Are there any lease options available in Malibu?

About 27 opportunities today and an increasing possibility in the Malibu Real Estate Market.

A Lease Option could solve both Seller and Buyers issues at this critical time.

Here is a good explanation of the  Lease-Option process given by a professor at Wharton  School at  the University of Pennsylvania.

Some examples …

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Navigating Short Sales

by ritasimpson December 3, 2011 Buying My Home

Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You Short

If you’re thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the …

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How to improve Your Odds of Getting An Offer

by ritasimpson December 3, 2011 Selling My Home

1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.

2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.

3. Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But …

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Price Reduction Signals Seller is Serious

by ritasimpson November 14, 2011 Selling My Home

During the bubble housing market, a price reduction was considered a stigma. This was a time when most listings sold reasonably quickly. A price reduction meant there was probably something wrong with the property.

That’s not the case today even in the Malibu Real Estate market. Price reductions are common. Often a search of the multiple …

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7 Tips for Malibu Sellers BEFORE putting your Home on the Market

by ritasimpson September 14, 2011 Selling My Home

If you are planning on selling your home in Malibu

here are a 7 tips to help you prepare so that you’re not scrambling last minute.

1. Construction Permits: Go to City hall and make sure that any construction permits have been closed out. Even if you haven’t taken any out, the previous …

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