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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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Real Estate Contracts: What to Look For
July 30, 2019

Real Estate Contracts: What to Look For

When you finally receive an offer on your home, you’ll receive a contract with several pages of terms, conditions and multiple additional documents. Most real estate contracts are prepared in…

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Can the Buyer Back Out of a Real Estate Contract?
July 13, 2019

Can the Buyer Back Out of a Real Estate Contract?

A real estate contract is legally binding, and the general expectation is that both buyer and seller will each fulfill their ends of the deal. However, there are clauses that…

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New Legislation Results in New Disclosures for Real Estate Transactions
June 28, 2019

New Legislation Results in New Disclosures for Real Estate Transactions

Effective January 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 1289 triggered new laws impacting real estate disclosure requirements. Real estate agencies should update their disclosure forms to reflect the new laws, if they…

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Mandatory Mediation in Home Purchase Contracts in California
June 17, 2019

Mandatory Mediation in Home Purchase Contracts in California

Real estate purchases are among the largest and most complicated transactions many of us will ever make. While we all hope it won’t happen to us, it’s not surprising when…

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Six Different Types of Commercial Leases
May 23, 2019

Six Different Types of Commercial Leases

As business owners navigate the pros and cons of various office lease arrangements, it helps to become familiar with the lexicon of commercial real estate agreements. One of the first…

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Estate Planning Without Hassle? California’s Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds
May 14, 2019

Estate Planning Without Hassle? California’s Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds

For virtually every estate planning need, there is a legal solution. However, with every legal solution there are pros and cons. For those who wish to transfer California real property…

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