Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development helps fund this nonprofit service, called Home Match https://homematchsf.org:

Building community one home at a time

Home Match San Francisco helps homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Homeowners benefits from extra income or help with chores such as grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Home seekers who live, work, or study in San Francisco benefit from affordable rent and an established community. Both benefit from companionship.

Home Match is based on a national model and connects people based on lifestyle, personal preferences, and interests to insure compatibility. Our staff screen applicants through interviews, background checks, and home visits, and help potential matches design a comprehensive Living Together Agreement. And we continue to work with you, even after the match is made, offering on-going support.

Homeowners need to be able to provide the following: Continue reading “Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service”

SF Assessor: Tax Savings for Seniors

Part of an occasional series of posts with information from the San Francisco Office of the Assessor-Recorder.

From the Office of Assessor Carmen Chu: Tax Savings for Seniors

Many seniors may consider moving to a smaller and more convenient property to live as they grow older. However, buying a new house means they need to pay property taxes at the market value of the new property, which may be much higher than their current assessment (due to inflation cap under Prop 13). Good news is California tax laws allow senior owns to transfer their assessed value. houselet

Prop 60 is a constitutional amendment passed by California voters in 1986 that allows owners who are 55 years old or older to transfer the assessed value of their existing home (original property) to their new home (replacement property) if both properties are located in the same county.

For seniors who are interested in moving to another county, please check with the local County Assessor where your new property will be located to see if they accept assessment transfer from another county, also known as Prop 90.   Continue reading “SF Assessor: Tax Savings for Seniors”

Mar 24: ‘Family Wealth Forum’: free event for family financial planning

From the SF Office of the Assessor-Recorder. This popular and well-received forum, to be held again on March 24, provides free help to to SF families in financial planning. 

In March, Assessor Carmen Chu is bringing back by popular demand her Office’s community event to help San Francisco families build their financial futures, the Family Wealth Forum. Often when speaking with community members, Assessor Chu receives questions about estate planning and passing on a family’s most valuable asset, their home.

In response, she created the Family Wealth Forum as a one-stop shop to answer those questions, offering multilingual workshops, one-on-one counseling with experts, and a variety of informative vendors.  We invite you to join us for this free community event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Lincoln High School, 2162 24th Avenue.  For more information and to register, please visit www.sfassessor.org/familywealthforum

Continue reading “Mar 24: ‘Family Wealth Forum’: free event for family financial planning”

‘Family Wealth Forum’: free event for family financial planning

From the SF Office of the Assessor-Recorder. This popular and well-received forum, to be held again on March 24, provides free help to to SF families in financial planning. 

In March, Assessor Carmen Chu is bringing back by popular demand her Office’s community event to help San Francisco families build their financial futures, the Family Wealth Forum. Often when speaking with community members, Assessor Chu receives questions about estate planning and passing on a family’s most valuable asset, their home.

In response, she created the Family Wealth Forum as a one-stop shop to answer those questions, offering multilingual workshops, one-on-one counseling with experts, and a variety of informative vendors.  We invite you to join us for this free community event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Lincoln High School, 2162 24th Avenue.  For more information and to register, please visit www.sfassessor.org/familywealthforum

Continue reading “‘Family Wealth Forum’: free event for family financial planning”

Jan 28: Free workshop – Tax Savings for Homeowners

Free workshop from Office of the Assessor: Tax Savings for Homeowners

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DATE:                    Sunday, January 28th

TIME:                    1:00 – 3:00 PM

LOCATION:         SF Public Library, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room (basement level)

                                100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP:                    Click here to RSVP    Continue reading “Jan 28: Free workshop – Tax Savings for Homeowners”

Tax Savings for Homeowners

The SF City agency called the Office of the Assessor-Recorder has information and programs relevant to property taxation and house-buying. This is the first in a series of posts SNA will be publishing with information posts directly from this agency, which may help you better understand this aspect of homeownership and possibly save you money on your property tax bill. 

From the Office of Assessor Carmen Chu: Tax Savings for Homeowners

If you own and occupy your property as a primary residence, you may be eligible for a Homeowner’s Exemption. The Homeowner’s Exemption is a $7,000 deduction from your assessed value, not from your property tax due. For example, if you qualify for the exemption, your assessed value of $700,000 will be reduced to $693,000 ($700,000-$7,000) and you should expect to save $ 82.54.

If you are eligible and do not see an exemption amount on your tax bill, please download the Homeowner’s Exemption Claim form from our website (www.sfassessor.org). Continue reading “Tax Savings for Homeowners”

Sept 30: SF Assessor-Recorder offers free Family Wealth Forum at CCSF

The Office of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder is offering a free day of financial workshops and counseling with experts at City College Multi-use Building on Saturday Sept 30. To learn more and to register: http://www.sfassessor.org/familywealthforum

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Do you have questions about estate planning and someday passing your property to your family and loved ones?  Are you interested in builidng your family’s assets and looking for advice on where to begin? Come check out our free educational forum!

At the Assessor’s Office, we understand your home can be your biggest asset in life, but laws around inheriting properties can be complicated.  It is never too early to start planning!

Come join our free Family Wealth Forum to find out what you need to know about estate planning, along with tips and skills to help build your family’s wealth.  Estate planners,

To learn more and to register: http://www.sfassessor.org/familywealthforum