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California AB 1888: New CA Law on Real Estate Transaction Transparency

California AB 1888:  New California Law on Real estate transaction transparency CA Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 1888 in June 2014, eliminating the option for parties to avoid disclosing in public records the amount of documentary transfer tax payable at … 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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“Community Property and Community Property With Right of Survivorship” – California law on holding title to property

California law on joint ownership of real property   “Community Property and Community Property With Right of Survivorship” A married couple or registered domestic partners may hold property as community property. (Cal. Fam. Code §760.) Community property is similar to joint … Continue reading

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California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed

California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed BY HARRISON K. LONG  –  Professional Real Estate Sales Representative, Real estate broker, Orange County, CA. California law requires smoke detectors at homes and residential properties and that sellers are required … 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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California Estate Planning and Resulting Trusts

This article about “resulting trusts” – or implied trusts by operation of law in California – was written by Dennis Fordham, estate planning attorney, and is copied here with his permission. ****************** ESTATE PLANNING:  RESULTING TRUSTS Sometimes people ask a … Continue reading

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Turtle Ridge Irvine CA Real Estate Update

Turtle Ridge at Irvine CA is a luxury and private residential community – with about 1,400 homes located on the western side of the city in the hills area above Newport Coast. 57 Shady Lane, Turtle Ridge Irvine –  $2,500,000 – 4 bedrooms and … Continue reading

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New California Law Requires Landlords to Inform Prospective Tenants About Foreclosure

New California law requires landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants, prior to execution of a lease, if a notice of default (NOD) has been recorded against the property.  (applies only to rentals of single-family homes and apartments in buildings of no … Continue reading

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New Law Extends Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

 New U.S. Law signed by the President on January 1, 2013 extends certain provisions of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through the U.S. American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 until December 31, 2013. This Mortgage Forgiveness debt relief act of 2007 had benefited qualified … Continue reading

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REO Homes For Sale at Laguna Beach CA Real Estate

  4 Laguna Beach CA REO homes are now listed for sale by lenders after foreclosure and are possible opportunities for buyers.    1330 Terrace Way – detached home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths – asking price is $1,149,900 – MLS S719886  813 … Continue reading

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