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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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Protecting Landlords From Liability in Personal Property Disposition after Tenants Vacate

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT FROM LIABILITY IN PERSONAL PROPERTY DISPOSITIONS AFTER A TENANT VACATES? by: Ronald K. Brown, Jr., Esq. Despite recent up ticks in the economic recovery in the housing and stock markets, … Continue reading

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Neighbor Property Owners Cannot Rely Upon Fences to Determine Legal Boundaries

Neighbor Property Owners Cannot Rely Upon Fences to Determine Legal Boundaries A California court of appeal has essentially held that a property owner cannot rely upon fences used by adjoining property owners for many years to determine property boundaries  (see Martin … Continue reading

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REO Sellers of Homes Required to Provide Written Disclosures to Buyers

REO buyers of homes in California should make sure that REO lender/sellers provide all disclosures that are required by law. REO lender/sellers in California are in some situations exempt from property disclosures to buyers based upon theory that they are … Continue reading

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Options in California Real Estate Contract Transactions

People ask us about possible lease option agreements to sell and buy properties at Orange County, CA. California real estate contracts sometimes have OPTIONS granted to lessees and proposed buyers. A rent-to-own or “LEASE OPTION contract” usually contains an OPTION TO PURCHASE … Continue reading

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