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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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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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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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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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Private Transfer Fees Recorded on Homes in CA Must Be Disclosed to All Buyers

The real estate developer at Ladera Ranch at South Orange County and other areas in CA have imposed and recorded Private Transfer Fees that are required to be paid by all buyers (PTFs) each time the home is sold.

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Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA Property taxes are very important for home owners in California and Orange County. This especially important because property taxes are based upon assessed values, … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices at an All-Time High

Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices at an All-Time High Turtle Rock continues to be one of the most sought-after community locations for residential living and home buying in Orange County. Turtle Rock home buyers were hot and busy last … Continue reading

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

Property Buyers in CA 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 … Continue reading

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