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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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When Is Retaining a Professional Fiduciary a Good Idea?
January 30, 2019

When Is Retaining a Professional Fiduciary a Good Idea?

When we think of estate planning, we often view it as a series of decisions that we make about personal finances, burial arrangements, and other affairs to be managed after…

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Which is Better: A Sole Proprietorship, Corporation or LLC?
January 11, 2019

Which is Better: A Sole Proprietorship, Corporation or LLC?

Many small businesses begin as a sole proprietorship. This is often the best choice early in the life of a small business. But over time, needs may change. Frequently, as…

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How Does Divorce Affect Estate Planning?
December 18, 2018

How Does Divorce Affect Estate Planning?

Divorce can impact every area of your life. Not surprisingly, those effects extend to any trust and estate planning that was established prior to, or during the marriage. Regardless of…

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Where Should I Store My Estate Planning Documents?
December 12, 2018

Where Should I Store My Estate Planning Documents?

Your estate planning documents are among the most important documents you will ever possess. Therefore, they should be stored securely. However, estate planning documents must also be readily obtainable by…

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Should I Choose Arbitration in the Residential Purchase Agreement?
November 19, 2018

Should I Choose Arbitration in the Residential Purchase Agreement?

Purchasing a home requires a lot of decisions. Sometimes a choice seems obvious, such as the option to hire a home inspector. In other cases, you might worry that making…

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Avoiding Probate and Passing Real Property to Your Heirs
October 29, 2018

Avoiding Probate and Passing Real Property to Your Heirs

We all hope that after passing, our property will pass to the person or persons we choose. But how do we ensure that will be the case? In California, the…

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