The Homeowners for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors Committee issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement by California’s Secretary of State that the Property Tax Fairness Initiative has been declared eligible for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot. When passed, the measure will eliminate what amounts to a moving penalty that severely restricts the ability of seniors, disabled residents, victims of natural disasters, and homeowners living on contaminated property from being able to relocate due to unfair property taxes increases.
A new phone scam has been popping up recently, but with a strange new twist – your own number is calling you. Scammers are using this new tactic to phish for your personal information. Hundreds of residents in California have reported receiving this scam phone call.
What are Secured taxes?
Secured taxes are real estate taxes. These taxes are a lien on a real property.
Starting January 1st, 2018, the County Recorder will be charging an additional document recording fee. Not all counties will be implementing SB2 the same way so to help simplify the process we created the following chart that will allow you to quickly glance at the county and know what will be charged. We have included Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura for your convenience. We’ve also broken down the fees by type, including Document Title fee, Parcel Number fee and Trailing Document fee.
Refinancing your property has its benefits. In fact, it’s often a great way to take advantage of lower interest rates. However, it’s important to consider all the elements involved. When refinancing, your lender will very likely require that you invest in title insurance. Learn more about why title insurance is required for refinancing your property.