Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Homeowners - Keep a watch on your Property Taxes, Income Taxes and Mortgage Rates.

As a home owner you have certain rights and responsibilities. Make sure you keep yourself informed via these useful tools.

i) Property Taxes - See if they are paid or not, How much is due, Is there a supplemental Assessment etc.
Santa Clara County Property Tax
SCC Tax Assessor

ii) Tax Savings - See what you might be eligible to save as a Home Owner
IRS Tax Guides

iii) Mortgage Tax Savings - see how does RENT v/s BUY work out in current scenario.
How do you find SCHOOL information for a particular house you might be considering to buy in Bay Area (Cupertino, Sunnyvale)?

One way is to talk to your realtor ans ask him/her for a list of HOME schools and their details (API scores etc.) If you prefer to do your own homework and analysis here is the way to go. For specifics please feel free to contact our Real Estate office through http://www.akjain.com/

In case you are looking in Cupertino, Sunnyvale area the you can go following websites -
i) Fremont Union High School - Which school you house belong to? School By Street Address
ii) http://www.schvision.com/schoolfinder/FUHSD/
iii) If you need to do more research on a particular school or a city's Schools, there is a good web utility from one of my friends at http://www.schoolapi.com/index.aspx
iv) Last but not the least you should always go to the Official Cupertino School Finder http://cupertino.ca.campusgrid.net/home/CUSD+Street+Locator
Cupertino School Finder
v) Also look up for API scores on this site CA API Score Finder

Also I have found that you can find accrate enough information about schools from http://www.ziprealty.com/

So create an anonymous account there (using your spam protected email ID) and search.