Newport Beach Boat Parade December 2015

By Robert Owen Deane This is a short video of the Newport Beach Boat Parade. You can still see it this evening (Saturday December 19) or on Sunday December 20th. The parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening. You can view the […]

Mello-Roos, A Property Tax You Need to Know About

By Robert Owen Deane Mello Roos was created to fund new communities after government property taxes were lowered when Proposition 13 was passed in 1978, lowering taxes by about 57%. Mello-Roos from Deane on Vimeo. The Funding Dilemma and Mello-Roos The cost of Prop 13 to the municipalities (Local Government) was significant. This created a challenge when it […]

Concerned about Property Taxes? Learn about Proposition 13

By Robert Owen Deane WHAT IS PROPOSITION 13?  Background On June 6th, 1978, nearly two-thirds of California’s voters passed Proposition 13, reducing property tax rates on homes, businesses and farms by about 57%. Proposition 13 Video from Deane on Vimeo. [quote_simple]This presentation contains images that were used under a Creative Commons License. Click here to […]

A Homebuyer’s Website that’s better than Zillow

FINDING THE RIGHT HOME The buying process begins well before an agent is contacted. Buyers consider purchasing a home some 4-5 months before contacting an agent. They are investigation homes and neighborhoods 3-5 months before any agent contact. During that research period consumers consider Zillow (33%), Realtor.com (17%) and Redfin (13%) to be the most […]