Category Archives: California laws impact real estate

California Court of Appeal Holds Lender Waived Right to Deficiency Judgment

In First California Bank v. McDonald, a California court of appeal recently held that a lender waived its right to a deficiency judgment where it permitted the sale of real property outside of the judicial foreclosure without the borrower’s consent. … Continue reading

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Does a Will Cover Everything I Own?

Does a Will Cover Everything I Own? No. Generally speaking, your will affects only those assets that are titled in your name at your death. Those assets that are not affected by your will include Life insurance. The cash proceeds … Continue reading

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California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391

California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391 The CA state legislature has been considering a new tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties. This $75 per document tax … Continue reading

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CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report

CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report. A California court of appeal has ruled that the real estate broker for buyers failed in their obligation to investigate, understand and communicate to buyers the implications … Continue reading

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New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries

New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries. Adjoining landowners, with properties contiguous or in contact with each another, must share equally the responsibility for maintaining boundaries and monuments between them. Adjoining landowners are … Continue reading

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New California Laws Impacting People Living Where There are Homeowner Associations

About one in three people in California now live in communities where there are homeowner associations, and new California laws impact those people. CA Senate Bill 150 – new CA law for 2012 – Owner’s right to rent out units at homeowner … Continue reading

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California Association of REALTORs(R) – Important Legislative Issues for Real Estate Professionals

  We returned last Saturday from the California Association of REALTORs® annual legislative day in Sacramento, which was followed up by business and board of director meetings. The “Realtor Party of California” theme is fun and an important part of our involvement.  Our group from … Continue reading

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New California Laws for 2011 Impact Real Estate

New California Laws for 2011 Impact Real Estate Continue reading

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