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What Happens During the Due Diligence Period on a Residential Purchase?

What Happens During the Due Diligence Period on a Residential Purchase?

Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, it is exciting to finally have a signed sales contract in your hand. But of course, something can still go wrong in the…

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UPDATE:  The Death of the Independent Contractor

UPDATE: The Death of the Independent Contractor

Recently we provided an update on the continuing saga of the controversial new court decision and new California law which aim to significantly restrict which workers can be classified as…

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Can Sellers Ever Back Out of a Real Estate Contract?

Can Sellers Ever Back Out of a Real Estate Contract?

Once a real estate contract is signed, it’s uncommon for either party to back out. After all, quite a lot of time and effort have been expended by both parties….

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Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Purchase or Sell a Property?

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Purchase or Sell a Property?

The do-it-yourself lifestyle has grown in popularity thanks to the easy availability of information on the Internet. Those who are budget conscious or enjoy a challenge have adopted a pioneering…

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Statewide Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law Takes Effect in January

Statewide Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law Takes Effect in January

As widely predicted, California’s rent control law (Assembly Bill 1482, or, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019), was signed into law in September of 2019. Landlords should note these changes…

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2020 Could Signal a Change in Property Taxes for Californians

2020 Could Signal a Change in Property Taxes for Californians

Lawmakers are currently considering a significant change to Prop 13. This tax law was originally created in 1978 to offer California residents property tax relief by limiting the tax rate….

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Sellers: Why Full Disclosure is Critical
October 4, 2019

Sellers: Why Full Disclosure is Critical

A Seller’s Worst Nightmare Once sellers have completed a transaction, the last thing they want is to revisit the sale some time later through a claim for damages by the…

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UPDATE: Death of the Independent Contractor?  The Dynamex Decision and Beyond
October 1, 2019

UPDATE: Death of the Independent Contractor? The Dynamex Decision and Beyond

Last month we discussed the landmark California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (“Dynamex”), and the pending legislation that attempts to codify the…

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The Benefits of Mediation
September 17, 2019

The Benefits of Mediation

When it comes to real estate and business dealings, most of us hope to avoid conflicts and expect that everything will proceed smoothly. Unfortunately though, sometimes disagreements do happen, and…

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Sellers and Buyers: Know the Purchase Agreement
September 6, 2019

Sellers and Buyers: Know the Purchase Agreement

Whether you are a seller or a buyer of an existing home, it is very likely that your real estate agent will use the form entitled “California Residential Purchase Agreement…

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Death of the Independent Contractor: The Dynamex Decision and Beyond
August 14, 2019

Death of the Independent Contractor: The Dynamex Decision and Beyond

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the 2018 California Supreme Court ruling that created a strict standard for determining who is an employee, and making it almost impossible for companies to…

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When Puppy Training and Real Estate Law Intersect
August 6, 2019

When Puppy Training and Real Estate Law Intersect

Those of us in the real estate world understand that our business doesn’t follow the traditional 9-5 Monday through Friday schedule. That’s why I’ve been able to volunteer as a…

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