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Two reasons to be careful of those “lower your property taxes” mailers

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Have you received one of those mailers from a company promising to reduce your property taxes? I’m not saying at all there is some sort of ethical problem with these companies Read More


Declining property value, but increasing land value?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This is a graph we put together that places all sales in a particular community in California against the Assessor’s land value for a specific property. Read More


Taking a swim in Plumas Lake real estate

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I’m wrapping up a short sale appraisal in Plumas Lake (for a Realtor) and wanted to share a graph of all sales over the past three years (2008-2011). What do you see? Read More


What do building permits tell us about the economy in Sacramento?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

We hear so often about how new construction has basically stopped in the Sacramento area. Instead of just listening to a blanket statement though Read More


Comparing real estate in the 95670 and 95742 zip codes in Rancho Cordova

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

It’s easy to view all sales in a given city on one graph, but what happens when we begin to unpack data a bit and look at specific areas or zip codes? Read More


What’s going on in the Rancho Cordova real estate market?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

What’s been happening in the Rancho Cordova real estate market? I’d like to give you a glance below at the overall tend over the past few years as well as some current data tidbits too.  Read More


A tour of the Citrus Heights real estate market over the past several years

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

What’s been happening in the Citrus Heights real estate market? I wanted to give you a glimpse below at some market-wide data to help give some insight. Read More


How we helped a client save $20,000 in property taxes this year

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

I got some great news recently that the Assessor’s Office in Sacramento County agreed to lower property taxes by roughly 1.5 million on some acreage that one of my clients owns. Read More


How far has the Sacramento real estate market declined since the “bubble” burst?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Home owners often wonder how far the real estate market in the Sacramento area has declined since the housing “bubble” burst several years ago. Read More


Three years of sales in the Rosemont Area of Sacramento

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I’m doing some market research right now in the Rosemont area of Sacramento. As an FYI, I thought locals might like to see all Rosemont sales graphed Read More


Sacramento home owner is taxed on twice the amount of his property value

Friday, November 19th, 2010

How would you like to pay taxes on twice the value of your property? I just finished a property tax appeal today for a Sacramento condominium owner. Read More