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US High School Ranking

24/7 Wall Street reported the state vs state education rankings. Here is the list of the best and the worst state in terms of school systems: 1. Massachusetts 2. New Jersey 3. Maryland 4. Vermont 5. New Hampshire 6. Connecticut … Continue reading

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Recent Real Estates Situation in Los Angeles/Orange County areas

Hi, It’s been over two years since the last blog. There really hasn’t been much to blog about, but things are a changing again, so here I go. The real estate price has risen quite a bit with very limited … Continue reading

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California School Ranking

The latest South Bay school ranking can be seen here. The ranking for other schools can be seen here. James   First Time Home Buyer Seminar   http://JamesMakishima.com   http://twitter.com/JamesMakishima

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School Grading

Here is the latest school grading report. Other schools can be seen here. James First Time Home Buyer Seminar http://JamesMakishima.com http://twitter.com/JamesMakishima  

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Los Angeles area real estates, finally bottomed out?

I just noticed it’s been over a year since my last blog. It’s been a busy year. On the personal side, my band “The Rooftops” which is a Beatles Tribute Band where I play the part of George Harrison perfomed … Continue reading

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March 2011 Real Estate Situation and Etc.

I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to those affected by the recent Tohoku/Kanto earthquake in Japan. I hope all of your familes and friend are safe and sound. It has been a busy few months for me and … Continue reading

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California Crime Statistics

As a Real Estate Agents, it seems that the two most frequent question I receive are about the quality of the school system and the safety of area. This blog is about safety.   Discussing safety is a difficult task. … Continue reading

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California First Time Buyer Tax Credit

In my previous blog, I referenced that the California Association of Realtors (CAR) forecasted that the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) credit of $10,000 will expire in 10 to 20 days. Well, as of the 25th day of May, it has not … Continue reading

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California Home Buyer Tax Credit

With the Federal $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit coming to an end on April 30, 2010, the new California home buyer $10,000 tax credit comes into play from May 1, 2010. However, based on latest California Association of … Continue reading

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(First Time) Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

Following the Senate’s favorable vote yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives just voted 403 to 12 to extend the home buyer tax credit, expanding the parameters to include existing homeowners and not just first-time buyers. As you may know, C.A.R. … Continue reading

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