Your 1st installment of California property taxes is due on or before December 10, 2014. The State will apply penalties if payment is received after the 10th. If you have forgotten the amount of your property taxes, wonder if you have already paid, or want to pay online go to: http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp.
Make sure you read the fine print if you elect to pay online (additional credit card charges apply). If you mail, consider paying extra for Certified Mail to avoid penalties and get your postmark on or before December 10th guaranteed.
Lastly, if you think you may sell in 2015, now is the time to act. Careful planning and preparation prior to listing your home will get you the results you desire. And if you’re hoping to get in the market next year, expect to see more inventory soon and continued low interest rates. I look forward to hearing from you.