On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19, concerning property tax transfers, exemptions, and revenue for wildfire agencies and counties amendment. This act will: 1) allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments anywhere within the state and allow tax assessments to be transferred to a more expensive home with an upward adjustment, 2) […]
5 wellness tips to help seniors deal with pandemic blues
It’s only natural to wish for an immediate end to the pandemic. But as we continue to make positive strides toward normalcy in the near future, it can still be hard to escape the ways the pandemic makes us feel. For nearly a year now, our very way of life has been unrecognizable from the […]
5 transforming design trends that will shape what homes look like in 2021
We hope to turn the corner after 2020 as we enter a new year with a lot of optimism for what’s in store. New beginnings never felt better, especially if you can hit the reset on home décor. Here are five trends you’re likely to see in 2021 and beyond as we continually find new […]
Buying a home in 2021? Here’s how to make your offer stand out!
There’s reason for optimism entering the new year, especially if you’re buying a home. Interest rates remain low, but one sticking point may get in the way: It’s a seller’s market. The combined force of tight inventory, high demand and low interest rates favor the seller. That’s why it’s important to make your offer stand […]
Understanding Supplemental Taxes
At Witham Real Estate we get a lot of questions about supplemental taxes. What are they? How much will they be? When will I get the bill? Are often the questions we repeatedly hear. I have found an article by North American Title company that offers some answers to the most common questions about Supplemental […]
The iBuyer Trend and Why You Should Avoid It
Thinking of selling your house? There’s a new buyer in town, and it’s an algorithm. What are “iBuyers,” exactly, and what do they mean for you? Is it a good idea to take the human element out of selling your home in favor of letting a computer crunch the numbers? Here’s everything you need to […]
How to Give Back and Save on Your National Parks Vacation
With official summer right on our heels, vacationing and enjoying the great outdoors may be on your summer plans. While there are endless options for vacationing, we are so lucky to live in a country with amazing national parks, and for us in California, we don’t even need to leave the state to see some […]
What you need to know about your new Medicare Card!
Here’s a few things to know about the process and your new card: Distribution of new cards began in April of 2018 and are being mailed based on geographic location. California users can expect to see their cards anytime from May of 2018 to April of 2019. Mailing takes time. Your card may arrive later […]
Every little bit helps. Our guide to current 55+ discounts.
One of the many benefits of living a rich and full life after the age of 55+? Getting the senior discount. Even if you’re still in the work force, discount savings can help you put aside a little more in your 401k. These discounts are constantly evolving, so here are our pointers for keeping current. […]
Protecting Yourself Against Scams Targeted at Consumers 55+
We all hear stories on the news about seniors getting scammed out of thousands and none of us think we’d ever fall for such a thing! However, the scams are getting so much more sophisticated with the advancement of technology, and the number of victims of this type of crime is steadily on the rise. […]