Lawsuits

AVOIDING LAWSUITS – WHY CONTINUING EDUCATION MATTERS

Many professionals such as Attorneys and Real Estate Licensees are required to participate in Mandatory Continuing Education as a condition of their License renewal. Today’s Article will cover why this is so important. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us […]

Court of Appeals Affirms BPE Victory in Locke Case

Many people think BPE Law Group represents only individuals and smaller companies with litigation matters. Yet as today’s Article highlights we successfully also represent municipalities, governing agencies, and other major players including the historic Town of Locke. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal […]

FINDING RECOURSE FOR REPAIR & REPLACEMENT OF KITEC

Clients of ours who have obtained estimates to replace the Kitec plumbing in their homes have reported costs of $8,000-$10,000.  Of course this amount would vary based upon the size of the home and the extent that walls and ceilings may have to be opened. This is most likely far less than the cost would […]

UNDERSTANDING EASEMENTS IN REAL ESTATE Part 1: the Basics

Anyone purchasing real estate, or engaged in the development , marketing, or management of real estate should have a basic understanding about Easements that affect, or may in the future, affect the property. This Article will commence a 5 Part Series on the important subject of Easements: –    Part 1 will explain what an Easement […]

KITEC PLUMBING – PART 2 FAILURE CAUSES, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS (It’s Not Just the Pipe Fittings)

Since I wrote my first Blog on Kitec Plumbing in May, 2016, much more information has come out on this issue not only in Sun City Lincoln Hills but also in other developments in the greater Sacramento area. Numerous property owners are now re-plumbing their homes to replace the Kitec plumbing. Who should pay for […]

Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Part 1 Introduction

by BPE Law Senior Attorney Alexander W. Munn Most clients we see here at BPE Law Group have never been involved in a lawsuit – also known as litigation. Naturally, they have many questions surrounding the process: how long will it take, how much will it cost, what can I expect to receive in damages […]

Understanding and Avoiding Claims for Fraud

What is the one thing that every agent should have but they hope they’ll never need? It’s their Errors & Omissions insurance (E&O). The E&O providers have compiled a list of the top 10 claims made against real estate agents. And the #1 claim is Fraud. This month’s Article will be the first in a […]

GUIDE FOR UPSIDE DOWN PROPERTY OWNERS

For the past three years, I’ve been regularly advising upside-down property owners on the challenges, risks, and strategies of dealing with their lenders and upside down loans. Over 2,000 borrowers and their Realtors have consulted with us to determine what they should do. As our nation’s economy slowly recovers, some solutions have improved such as […]

SHORT SALE RECOURSE AFTER SB458

California has laws that regulate whether a lender would have recourse against a borrower if they were not paid in full. The most well known of these concern foreclosure. Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) Sec 580b bars recourse on purchase money loans for personal residence and CCP 580d bars recourse after a Trustee Sale foreclosure. […]
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