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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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Are Home Inspections Really Necessary?
April 6, 2018

Are Home Inspections Really Necessary?

If you’re in the market to purchase a home, at some point your real estate agent will probably recommend that you obtain a home inspection. Prospective buyers usually might make…

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What is Mediation?
March 21, 2018

What is Mediation?

Sometimes, when legal disagreements arise, one or both parties might suggest mediation before taking the case to a courtroom. Whether or not the case has already been filed with a…

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Avoid These Pitfalls as a Landlord
March 8, 2018

Avoid These Pitfalls as a Landlord

Everyone makes mistakes. Whether you’re a car salesman, a teacher, a surgeon, a retiree, or any other occupation, you will make mistakes. Landlords are certainly not exempt from this rule,…

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How California Law Views Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Homes
February 21, 2018

How California Law Views Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Homes

As a property owner, at some point you might find yourself concerned about residential substance abuse treatment homes. Perhaps you’ve just learned that one of these facilities exists in your…

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How Does the New Marijuana Law Affect Landlords?
February 7, 2018

How Does the New Marijuana Law Affect Landlords?

You’re certainly heard the news by now: Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use in California, passed and has been instituted throughout our state. Of course, as with any new…

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Tenant Rights Regarding Service Animals
January 23, 2018

Tenant Rights Regarding Service Animals

Landlords are often tasked with the decision to allow, or not allow, pets within their rental units. Many factors are considered before establishing a final policy, such as age of…

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