Greetings from Jennifer
Ross - Realtor
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops season has begun! Last weekend
friends and I were entertained by Motown's Greatest Hits while we
picniced on the lawn of the Embarcadero Marina. Tickets are
reasonably priced at $17.00 for lawn seating. At the end of each
concert there's a beautiful fireworks display over the harbor.
Neal Diamond Tribute and Wynonna Judd are two more concerts I'm
looking forward to attending. It gets chilly on the water so
dress warm and bring blankets!
The Winner of This Week's
Kate has won a $50 BevMo gift card.
next drawing will be in a few weeks....
News and Views
was back in 1906 that a guy named Willis Carrier came up with the
idea for an "apparatus for treating air." Today we call
them air conditioners. Carrier grew his company through good times
and bad and deserves credit for changing the way people live and
work. In 1960 only 12 percent of homes in the United States were
equipped with AC. Today, 90 percent of new homes are constructed with
central air conditioning. Can you imagine what places like Las Vegas
and Phoenix would be like without cooling systems? Carrier died in
1950 but his company continued to lead the way in its industry and
was sold to United Technologies in 1980. It still employs about
45,000 people with revenues of $15 billion a year. Thank you, Mr.
in California who receive unemployment will now receive their
benefits in the form of a debit card. The Visa card program being
administered by Bank of America will issue about 10,000 cards a day
as the program transitions from sending checks to recipients to
issuing debit cards that will be reloaded each month as payment are
credited. The debit cards can be used to make purchases or people can
simply withdraw the payments in cash to use as they wish. The state
expects to save $4 million a year in postage. The average weekly
benefit for unemployed in California is $300.
all experienced it: the person in front of you at Starbucks buys a
regular cup of coffee for $1.50 and pays with a credit card. Well, a
report from the Treasury Department verifies the number of people who
opt for plastic over cash is significantly on the rise. As a result,
fewer bills came off the government's presses last year. Production
of $5 bills fell to the lowest level in 30 years and, for the first
time ever, the Treasury did not print a single $10 bill.
Interestingly, the government printed more $100 bills last year than
it did $1 bills. Seems there is a lot of Franklins being hoarded by
people all around the world. It is reported when U.S. forces searched
the castles of Saddam Hussein in 2003 they found $650 million in $100
How To Appeal Your Property-Tax
you own a home or other property in San Diego County - and don't
agree with your property-tax assessment for this year, you can appeal
and information on the appeal process can be found at the county's website and
at the county administration office, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402,
in downtown San Diego.
Appeals must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 30, or be
postmarked by midnight Nov. 30.
Property owners should know their parcel or tax bill number and
property address when filling out an application. They also must say
on the form their opinion of the property's market value.
Property includes residential, commercial and industrial space. It
also includes planes and boats.
A county video detailing the appeals process says if the county and
the taxpayer "agree to disagree" on the market value of the
property, then the case goes to an assessment appeals hearing, an
independent board made up of licensed brokers, real estate
appraisers, CPAs and other experts.
After reviewing the appeal and related forms, the board make a
Things you should know or have for an appeal:
--At least three examples of comparable sales in your geographic
--Five copies of all documents you plan to present to the appeals
Applications can be mailed to: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors,
Assessment Appeals, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA
Video of the Week
New York's skinniest house has been home to
actors Cary Grant and John Barrymore and poet Edna St. Vincent
Millay. Built in 1873, the West Village home is only 9.6 feet
wide! Watch the interesting tour of this unique home.
impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and
laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose
always, feel free to give me a call 800-913-7677 with your real
estate needs. I appreciate your referrals.
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