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California Homeowners Should Be Careful About Solar Panel Lease Decisions

Why it’s important that homeowners in CA be careful with solar panel lease situations and know the facts before making decisions – (Part One) What’s the possible benefit of leasing solar panels for your home? One way for a homeowner … Continue reading

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California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391

California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391 The CA state legislature has been considering a new tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties. This $75 per document tax … Continue reading

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

CA Property Buyers 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 implications … 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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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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Newport Beach CA Property Foreclosures – Does Government Regulation Help?

Newport Beach CA real estate – property foreclosure data – includes notice of default, foreclosure filings and inventory information. Newport Beach had 18 new notice of default filings during February 2012 – which was down from last year – and … 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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Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures Must be Disclosed by California Home Sellers

California government has favored consumers for years and has a number of laws on seller disclosures to protect home buyers. New CA law – CA Senate Bill 837 – says that home sellers must disclose to buyers whether there are water-conserving plumbing fixtures. … Continue reading

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