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Forms for Property Tax Assesment Review Here!

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Potentially Lower Your Property Taxes

For those of you that want have the county do an assesment review of your property taxes because of declines in property values, we are providing the links to print the assesment evaluation document for Orange County and Los Angeles County. 

It's very simple and the instructions are on the page on how to properly fill out the document.

Click on the link below to be directed to the PDF for the Orange County property assesment review.

Orange County

Click on the link below to be directed to the PDF for the Los Angeles County property assesment review.

Los Angeles (Click on "Application for Decline in Value Reassessment").

New Program for First Time Home Buyers

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

On  April 2, C.A.R. will launched a new program designed to provide peace of mind to first-time buyers who are hesitant to enter the housing market due to concerns about potential job loss, and subsequently being unable to meet their monthly mortgage obligations.

Through the C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program (C.A.R.H.A.F. MPP), first-time home buyers who lose their jobs due to layoffs may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 per month for up to six months to help make their mortgage payments. A qualified co-buyer also can participate in the program, for a reduced monthly benefit of $750 per month for up to six months in the event of a job loss. Program benefits also include coverage for accidental disability and a $10,000 death benefit. C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund is dedicating $1 million to the program this year, and estimates that as many as 3,000 families will benefit from the program throughout 2009.

To qualify for the Mortgage Protection Program, applicants must:
. Be a first-time home buyer – someone who has not owned a home in the last three years
. Open escrow April 2, 2009, or later, and close on or before Dec. 31, 2009
. Use a California REALTOR® in the transaction
. Purchase the property in California
. Be a W-2 employee (cannot be self-employed or military personnel)

First-time home buyers must request an application for the H.A.F. Mortgage Protection Program from their REALTOR®. For applications and other information on this exciting new program, go to or contact Monica Rodriguez at (213) 739-8380 or

The Mortgage Protection Program is a proactive approach by C.A.R. to address consumers’ concerns about the real estate market and their ability to make their mortgage payments should they loose their jobs. I encourage you to take full advantage of this new program by sharing information about the C.A.R.H.A.F. Mortgage Protection Program with your clients. There is no cost to either you or your clients to participate.


James Liptak
2009 C.A.R. President


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