About Harrison K. Long

Professional real estate representative, Realtor, GRI, Broker associate, Evergreen Realty HomeSmart - Orange County, CA - CA BRE 01410855 - Helping property owners, estate trustees, executors and administrators, fiduciaries, bankers, investor group managers, property owners, with listing and sale of properties - helping people with their best decisions about selling and buying homes and real estate. Orange County Association of REALTORs, prior service on its board of directors. California Association of Realtors, now serving by appointment on its board of directors. National Association of Realtors, member. Also an attorney member of the California State Bar Association #69137 - Contact by telephone or text at 949-701-2515.

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About Harrison K. Long

Professional real estate representative, Realtor, GRI, Broker associate, Evergreen Realty HomeSmart - Orange County, CA - CA BRE 01410855 - Helping property owners, estate trustees, executors and administrators, fiduciaries, bankers, investor group managers, property owners, with listing and sale of properties - helping people with their best decisions about selling and buying homes and real estate. Orange County Association of REALTORs, prior service on its board of directors. California Association of Realtors, now serving by appointment on its board of directors. National Association of Realtors, member. Also an attorney member of the California State Bar Association #69137 - Contact by telephone or text at 949-701-2515.

What Happens When CA Property Is Not Deeded Into a Living Trust

Revocable Living Trusts are popular in California and a way that lots of people hold title to their real estate and other assets. However, some people forget or neglect to transfer their assets into that trust. Example is that a … Continue reading

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Homeowner Leasing of Solar Panels Can Be Risky

Homeowner leasing of solar panels can be tricky and cause challenges when it comes to sell or refinance the home. Kenneth R. Harney said at his March 22, 2015 article:  “Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof … Continue reading

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CA Court of Appeal Rules in Favor of HOA on its Short-Term Rental Rules

Some homeowners associations in California have disputed whether a homeowner can violate its rules and rent out their homes on a short term basis. An HOA adopted a rule that homeowners who rented out their homes could not do so … Continue reading

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Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets in California

California Law re Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets Can the landlord be liable if the tenant’s dog bites or otherwise harms someone? Answer:  Possibly. Under California law, an owner of any dog is liable if a person is bitten … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Home’s Property Tax Basis and Transfer to Replacement

Property taxes are very important for home owners at Orange County CA. This is true because property taxes are based upon assessed values at Orange County, and those have values have increased significantly since 2009. People who have owned a home … Continue reading

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California Court 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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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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Mortgage Rates Stay Down with Huge News For Home Buyers at Orange County CA

Fantastic news for homebuyers is that home loan mortgage rates at Orange County CA went down big-time during 2014 and have stayed down. 4.5% was the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan offered by lenders one year ago today … 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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Irvine Home Selling and Real Estate Market Update

Irvine Home Selling and Real Estate Market Update – November 22, 2014 Irvine CA is the economy driver at Orange County – has a population of about 230,000 people and is still growing. Irvine homeowners and sellers have high expectations … Continue reading

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