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    Coto de Caza

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    Dove Canyon

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    Rancho Santa Margarita

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    Lake Forest

  • Ladera Ranch

    Mission Viejo

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    Ladera Ranch

Safest Cities in California

We’ve examined data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. Report and married it with our own thorough research to produce a comprehensive list of the 50 safest cities in California, with 20,000 residents or more, as of 2011. The 2nd safest city in California according to SafeWise.org is:  Rancho Santa Margarita The…

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Self-directed IRAs for Real Estate

Court rulings over the last 20 years have made it possible for the owners of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)  to personally manage the account. These accounts are referred to as “self-directed” IRAs. The Internal Revenue Service has a list of activities that you can’t do with your IRA but  common practices approved by courts do…

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How many homes are purchased by investors ?

Investors have played a key role in the California housing market recovery for the past four years.  Low mortgage rates, attractive home prices, and low yields on alternative assets have fueled demand for investment properties, particularly where distressed homes have dominated sales. In keeping with common wisdom that today’s real estate market is ideal for…

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How to tell if my Mello-Roos is expiring

Residents of Dove Canyon have a tax referred to as Mello-Roos. This tax was started in 1978, Proposition 13 was enacted by Californians, which limited the ability of many public agencies to finance new projects. In 1982, Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos assisted in the passage of the “Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982” authorizing local…

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Orange County Property Management

EHM Real Estate provides full service property management in Orange County, California. Our agents are licensed Realtors® who provide personalized service to both our owner-clients and our tenants. We manage properties from Palm Springs, to Lake Arrowhead, to the beach communities of Orange County, including San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Corona del Mar,…

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