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  • 2017 President, Debbie Newton

    Licensed since 1999 and a REALTOR member of PCAR since 2000, Debbie has followed in her father and past PCAR President, Joe Newtons footsteps by plugging into the Association and becoming very well known in the real estate community. “I’m Read More
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    Did you know that in the past 5 years PCAR REALTORS have donated a total of $212,750.00 to local charities? PCAR REALTORS not only work in Placer County, they give back by volunteering their time, resources and money. For more Read More
  • Honorary Member-Alicia Higgins-Lewis

    Alicia Higgins-Lewis was honored with the 2016 Honorary Member of the Year award at this years Board of Directors Installation. The Honorary Membership is an award given to a member of the Placer County Association of REALTORS who has been a member of Read More
  • Affiliate of the Year-Marc Fletcher

    Marc Fletcher was honored with the 2016 Affiliate of the Year award at this years Board of Directors Installation. The Affiliate of the Year award is the highest honor given to an Affiliate member of the Placer County Association of REALTORS. The Read More
  • REALTOR of the Year-Geoffrey Poulos

    Geoffrey Poulos was honored with the 2016 REALTOR of the Year award at this years Board of Directors Installation. The REALTOR of the Year award is the highest honor given to a REALTOR member of the Placer County Association of REALTORS. Read More
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Tiny URL & Pronouncenames.com

05 Apr 2010
Tech Tip for the Week of April 5th, 2010      Two goodies for your bag of tricks- 1. www.Tinyurl.com   -Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you’ve come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires. 2.  www.Pronouncenames.com – The idea of this website is to make your name easy to pronounce. The dictionary does not have your name, how do you get people to pronounce your name right? How many times have you been in this situation when you have heard your name mangled, twisted, contorted into something you yourself can barely comprehend? In today’s international business environment, it is exceedingly important to say your clients name correctly, you CANNOT afford to call Dumass, a Dumb-ass. The internet has removed international boundaries and people are making new friends via email and chat every second, would you not want your friends to be able to pronounce your name correctly? Please help by contributing your name and helping others in getting the correct pronunciation.   The purpose of this website is 3-fold:  Lookup pronunciation of a name.     Submit pronuncation of a name so that others can pronounce it correctly.     Request pronunciation of a name that you don’t know and would like to find out. Enjoy, Gary Kramer gkramer@gkramerconsulting.com http://www.gkramerconsulting.com

$18,000 in Combined Homebuyer Tax Credits for a Limited Time

31 Mar 2010
Californians have a brief window of opportunity to receive up to $18,000 in combined federal and state homebuyer tax credits.  To take advantage of both tax credits, a first-time homebuyer must enter into a purchase contract for a principal residence before May 1, 2010, and close escrow between May 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010, inclusive.  Buyers who are not first-time homebuyers may use the same timeframes to receive up to $16,500 in combined tax credits if they are long-time residents of their existing homes as permitted under federal law, and they purchase properties that have never been previously occupied as provided under California law. Under the federal law slated to soon expire, a first-time homebuyer may receive up to $8,000 in tax credits, and a long-time resident may receive up to $6,500, for certain purchase contracts entered into by April 30, 2010 that close escrow by June 30, 2010.  Additionally, under a newly enacted California law, a homebuyer may receive up to $10,000 in tax credits as a first-time homebuyer or buyer of a property that has never been occupied.  The new California law applies to certain purchases that close escrow on or after May 1, 2010 (see Cal. Rev. & Tax Code section 17059.1(a)(4)).  California law generally allows buyers of never-occupied properties to reserve their credits before closing escrow, but buyers seeking to combine the federal and state tax credits will not be able to satisfy the timing requirements for such reservations (see Cal. Rev. & Tax Code section 17059.1(c)(1)(A)).  Other terms and restrictions apply to both tax credits. For more information, C.A.R. offers a Homebuyer Tax Credit Chart with a side-by-side summary of the federal and California laws.  C.A.R. also offers a legal article entitled Homebuyer Tax Credit Update. Realegal® is published by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a trade association representing more than 175,000 REALTORS® statewide. Edited by: Stella Ling, stellal@car.org Copyright © 2010 CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.)

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