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When the Bank Seeks to Collect Fire Insurance Money

Today, we look at the impacts of fire insurance proceeds on a mortgage loan. Understanding the rights of the borrower relative to the loan proceeds may be the difference between having the money to rebuild or having the lender take money from you that they otherwise may not be entitled too.   As always, if […]

Liquidated Damages and the RPA

Today we continue our series on the CAR contracts and look at how to effectively cancel a contract and liquidated damages when the buyer breaches the agreement. The RPA has a very defined process that a seller must utilize before canceling a contract. Failure to properly use the contractual procedure can be troublesome for a […]

Understanding the CAR Residential Contracts Series – Intro

Every year we work with hundreds of individuals including investors, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals. This work is centered on understanding how the real estate contracts effect everything from a specific performance and non-disclosure lawsuit to the relationship between buyer and seller or client and agent to the impact on an earnest money deposit. […]

When Can You Cut Your Neighbors Trees?

It’s Fall and, while we are surrounded by the beauty of nature, that nature can become a problem if your neighbor’s trees are dumping leaves and branches into your yard.  Today’s Article will address what you can and cannot do in such situations.   As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, […]

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 […]

MEDI-CAL REPORTING DURING ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Today’s Article deals with an unknown and potentially very costly risk for Estate or Trust administrators: the obligations for Medi-Cal notice and repayment. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by e-mailing me at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com. Also, remember that we […]

ROAD EASEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

With the arrival of Summer and the drying out from all those rains, many people are looking at their land and how they – and others – are using the property. From the calls we’ve been receiving for Consults, it is clear that information on Road Easements and Maintenance Agreements are needed. That’s the subject […]
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