Reminder: Friday, April 10th is the deadline for paying your property taxes.  Everyone complains about taxes, but they do cover vital services that benefit homeowners.  If you pay by the deadline you will avoid any additional costs the government can charge for delinquency.

Many people who would like to sell their homes worry about the possibility of paying higher taxes on a new residence.  As pointed out by Peter Boutell, a mortgage consultant at Santa Cruz Home Finance, in last Saturday’s Santa Cruz Sentinel, many homeowners 55 and older can take advantage of a state law that lets you take your tax rate with you when you move.  There are specific requirements for using this program, but it is a great benefit to people wanting to downsize in a seller’s market.

Please call me at 831-621-1763 for more information on how you might get tax relief if you move to a new home.