California Helps Struggling Homeowners

The federal plans to assist homeowners who are facing foreclosure or are underwater with their mortgages, specifically the Home Affordability Modification Program (HAMP) have not lived up to promises. States are  now realizing that it is up to … [Read more...]

What in the World are "Mello-Roos?"

Mello-Roos taxes are common in many areas of California, so if you are buying a home that is newer you should know what they are. Many people do not understand the purpose behind them, or why they have to pay them; in fact, it is a question many … [Read more...]

California Drivers Beware: New Laws Could Cost You

If you are a driver in California you need to be aware of the new laws that just went into effect January 1. The Los Angeles Times recently published an article on the fee increases for traffic violations, sighting the need for the state to collect … [Read more...]

New Real Estate Laws You Should Understand

Starting January 1, 2011 there will be some new laws effecting buyers, sellers, homeowners and renters, as well as foreclosures. To read the full text of the laws you can go to http:// www.leginfo.ca.gov. Here they are in a nut shell. Short Sale … [Read more...]

California May Help YOU Keep Your Home

If you are a Californian and you are having difficulties with your mortgage, you may be in luck. Starting November 1 a new program entitled Keep Your Home will go  into effect. The program offers principal reductions (essentially loan … [Read more...]

Fountain of Youth in Encinitas

I have always lived by the adage that if you discover something amazing you should share it with others. That is why I have to tell you about the Fountain of Youth Juice in Encinitas. Yes, I said "juice," and no, this is not your chain smoothie store … [Read more...]

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