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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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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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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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Orange County CA Home Selling Prices Moderate

Good news for home buyers is that Orange County price appreciation is no longer in white hot territory. Home sellers this year 2014 need to seriously consider the comps and what buyers are paying for homes. Our Orange County real … 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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