In many areas of the country, some form of consumer fireworks are legal. Learn how to protect yourself and your family if you're planning on your own festival of lights this holiday.
The Fourth of July is a swell summer day, isn't it? You hang out in the hammock, grill a few burgers, and watch—or maybe light your own—fireworks. It's great family fun—if you play it safe with those fireworks.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries
Many of accidents can be avoided if the proper safety measures are taken. This Fourth of July, if you live in an area where fireworks are legal and feel the need to try them out, protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors with these safety tips.
Be Safe and Have fun!
If you live in the city of San Jose Measure E is an ADDITIONAL Transfer Tax applied at varying increments on sale of real property over $2 Million. Under Measure E, the Transfer Tax would be imposed whenever a deed, instrument, or writing, whether recorded or not, transfers real property in the City of San Jose for consideration. Again, this is in addition to the regular City and County Transfer taxes that currently apply within the City of San Jose.
Consideration means the amount paid for, or the value of, the transferred property and includes the amount of any debt and special assessments secured by the transferred property.
The Transfer Tax would also apply to a transfer of ownership interests in a legal entity (e.g., a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company) that would be considered an ownership change of real property under State law. Payment of the tax is the responsibility of the parties to the transfer and may be paid by either party.
Transfers under $2,000,000 would be exempt from this additional Transfer Tax. Transfers of $2,000,000 or more would be taxed at one of the following rates applied to the full value of the consideration:
Property Value Tax Rate
Less than $2,000,000 exempt from tax
$2,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.75%
$5,000,000.01 to $10,000,000 1.0%
$10,000,000.01 and higher 1.5%
For example, a transfer of real property where the value of consideration is $11,000,000 would be taxed at a rate of 1.5% on the entire $11,000,000. The tax owed would be $165,000.
The Transfer Tax includes other exemptions as well including transfers involving gifts, inheritance, divorce, and bankruptcy, in certain circumstances.
If you have any questions or have any other information you would like to share please contact me any time I am always happy to hear from you.
Diane LoVerde - Broker – CRS,GRI,GREEN,SRES
DRE # 00744960 / NMLS: #23435
I though this was good information to know. If you can attend the Zoom meeting on July 7th I am sure there will be packed with good inforamtion
Dear Residential Landlords, Tenants, and Property Owners in San José,
On June 23, 2020, the City Council voted to extend the temporary eviction moratorium to August 31, 2020.
?The moratorium prevents evictions based on non-payment of rent for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected tenants must pay at least 50% of unpaid rent that accrues during the moratorium within 6 months of the end of the eviction moratorium. The remaining 50% must be paid within one year of the end of the moratorium.
To learn more about the updates to the temporary eviction moratorium, please join us for a Zoom webinar at the following time:
If you have questions, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at 408-975-4480 or RSP@sanjoseca.gov.
Director, Housing Department
City of San José
On June 22nd, National Onion Rings Day recognizes a batter-dipped, deep-fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.
Also found in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown.
Many agree onion rings taste best hot from the fryer. Whether you dip them in a sauce or not is up to you. There are plenty to choose from these days, too. Sweet, spicy, salt and vinegar, and everything in between.
Jose, Ca 95138
#00744960 / NMLS # 234354
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Now is a great time for you to start considering building an ADU. San Jose's mayor is looking to make it easier for homeowners to build their own ADU. To help with this, they're launching:
If you're thinking about building an ADU, now is a great time to get started. Acton ADU is on the front lines of helping homeowners build their own ADUs, so let us help you!