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“Housing markets with higher-priced homes performed better in November compared with lower-priced areas. The negative impact of a lean housing supply on home sales is becoming more apparent, especially in markets with more distressed properties,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught.

The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home increased 2.3 percent from October’s $341,370 median price to $349,300 in November.  November’s price was up 24.8 percent from a revised $279,910 recorded in November 2011, marking the ninth consecutive month of annual price increases and the fifth consecutive month of double-digit annual gains.  The year-to-year percentage increase was the largest since June 2004.

Capital gains rate change for 2013

by Harold Powell

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Jobs Creation Act of 2010 extends the Bush-era tax cuts until the end of 2012. Beginning January 1, 2013, the tax rate will revert from the current 15 percent rate back to the former 20 percent capital gain tax rate that was in effect prior to 2003.
This will affect sellers who decide to cash out and decide not to do a 1031 exchange. Consult with your CPA for further questions.

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Harold Powell
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors
5720 Ralston St. Ste. 100
Ventura CA 93003
(805) 339-3516