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  • Tenants Protection Act – Questions and Answers Part 1

    A couple weeks ago we addressed the passage of the new statewide rent control legislation. That bill has sparked a tremendous amount of questions. Today, Adem Balikci addresses some of the questions we are seeing from clients across the board. We will post part two in a couple weeks. So if you have questions regarding […]

    Understanding a Real Estate Agent’s Fiduciary Duties

    Today, we kick off our series on a real estate professional’s fiduciary duties. Each real estate broker or salesperson acts as a fiduciary to their clients. But do all the parties really understand what this means. Over several weeks we will explore what those obligations look like and how they play out. Stay tuned. As […]

    Statewide Rent Control Bill Signed By Governor Newsom

    Last week saw the passage of a significant statewide rent control measure. It is no doubt already creating lots of questions in the real estate investment community. Today, Attorney, Alex Munn, addresses some of the provisions contained in the new rent control law that landlords will need to comply with. As always, if you have […]

    Recent Court Decision Places Modifications Back in the Spotlight!

    Recently, the California Third District Court of Appeals issued a ruling requiring servicers/lenders to provide detailed reasons why a borrower may be denied a modification. In the end, the question becomes, will this decision prove to be a useful tool for borrowers to obtain modifications of home loans? Only time will tell. As always, if […]

    Are You Keeping Track of Employees Breaks?

    Today, employment attorney, Elizabeth Helms explains the obligations related to tracking meals and rest breaks for employees. It can be challenging but with a little planning and diligence, you can save yourself a lot of headaches. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, […]

    Home sale under $400,000? An Appraisal May Not be Required Soon!

    Today we take a look at recent Fed action involving appraisals and mortgage lending. The Fed is currently looking at changing the rules related to when a property transaction involving a property under $400,000 is required to have an appraisal completed. Is this a wise decision in today’s market place? Only time will tell. As […]

    Part 2 — When the Agent Can be Compelled to Mediate/Arbitrate

    Today, we conclude our look at when agents/brokers may be compelled to participate in mediation or arbitration. While generally, they must contractually agree to such, in some situations, the court has carved out exceptions to when a party may be required to participate in mediation/arbitration even though they contractually did not agree. It can happen! […]

    City of Sacramento Adopts Rent Control Ordinance

    On August 14, 2019, the City of Sacramento passed a local rent control ordinance. Today, we take a look at the ordinance and what it will require of the landlords in the City of Sacramento. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please […]

    Honoring the Accomplishments of BPE Professionals 2019

    Today, we take a few minutes to congratulate the BPE Professionals that have been included in the 2019 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers Magazine, the 2019 Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine and listed in Sacramento Magazine’s 2019 Top Lawyer list. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, […]