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Opinion: Prop. 5 would expand seniors’ housing opportunities

September 29, 2018

The initiative would clean up confusing and inconsistent law that varies from county to county throughout California Baby Boomers in California who want to downsize from their three- or four-bedroom home now that their children are grown and gone face a costly scenario. If they sell, they lose their longtime property tax protections and face a
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Opinion: Yes on Proposition 5

September 28, 2018

California’s housing crisis, largely a consequence of housing production insufficient to keep pace with population growth, has made it hard for many aspiring homeowners to find a place to call home. At a time when legislators and activists are considering a wide range of options, from rent control to streamlining housing development, it is important
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Opinion: Yes on Proposition 5

September 21, 2018

California’s housing crisis, largely a consequence of housing production insufficient to keep pace with population growth, has made it hard for many aspiring homeowners to find a place to call home. At a time when legislators and activists are considering a wide range of options, from rent control to streamlining housing development, it is important
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Is Proposition 13 Tax Break Likely to Change Soon?

September 13, 2018

Proposition 13 has been part of California real estate since back in the late 1970s. It was originally promoted as a way to help elderly people keep their homes because of rising taxes of the surrounding properties when sold. Back then, as homes in the neighborhood sold at higher prices, other homes were reassessed by
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Proposition 5: Good for Homeowners Over 55 and The Housing Market

September 12, 2018

Proposition 13, the sweeping 1978 ballot measure that capped annual property tax increases at 2 percent until a property gets sold, is still supported by most Californians 40 years later, but it is often criticized by unions and others who claim it defunds government in California. The larger view is that it has helped families preserve their wealth through repeated housing
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Why Prop 5 Restores Fairness to Tax System

August 15, 2018

Seniors in California who want to downsize from their three- or four-bedroom home, now that their children are gone, find themselves facing a costly and daunting dilemma. If they sell, they would lose the property tax protections they’ve enjoyed under Proposition 13. Instead of paying what experts are calling a steep “moving penalty” in the
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Proposition 5: A Step in The Right Direction to Dealing with State’s Housing Crisis

August 10, 2018

California has a housing shortage problem that is talked about quite a bit, but very few solutions that make fiscal sense are offered. Housing prices are rising beyond affordability for the middle class in most markets, and certainly for first-time buyers in almost all markets due to the law of supply and demand. We simply
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These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market

July 15, 2018

Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, the property-tax limitation that helped spark a national tax revolt. It’s still popular. In a March survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, 57 percent of residents, and 65 percent of likely voters, said it had been mostly good for the state, with only 23 percent saying
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