New budget law includes last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners
BY Ken Harney
Call it buried tax treasure for homeowners: Deep inside the behemoth 654-page bipartisan budget bill recently signed into law by President Trump are little-noticed extensions of key tax-code benefits that expired in 2016 but now can be used for upcoming 2017 tax filings.
Rates Continue to Rise
MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Feb 1, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates continuing their upward trend in 2018.
The Pitfalls Of Holding Title To Real Estate As Joint Tenants
By MARK D. KLEIN, ESQ
Many older people add an adult child (or grandchild) to the title of their assets (especially their home) as a joint owner in order to avoid probate.
New California Law Clarifies Condominium Owners’ Right To Install Solar Systems
By Bob Hunt
Effective January 1, 2018 a new law makes it easier for a California condominium owner to install a solar energy system on the roof the building in which he or she resides. The law also covers the installation of such a system on a garage or carport adjacent to the building that has been assigned to the owner for exclusive use.