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  • DRE Files Accusation Against eXp Realty

    Recently, the DRE filed an Accusation against eXp Realty. In today’s article, attorney Alex Munn explains just how easy to find yourself in trouble with DRE if you are not carefully monitoring compliance. The purpose of this article is to be informative related to compliance issues that the DRE routinely regulates. As always, if you […]

    Moehrl v. NAR — Will this Shakeup the Industry?

    In today’s economy there is one constant: change. Self-driving vehicles. Uber. Amazon. The same is true for the real estate industry. Disruptors like Redfin, Purple Bricks and OpenDoor are seeking to change the way Realtors operate, and how they get paid. Today’s Blog article will examine another attack on the industry – by plaintiffs lawyers […]

    Understanding Fiduciary Duties — Part 2

    Today we finish our look at the fiduciary obligations owed to clients. Real estate professionals owe a great duty of care and loyalty to their clients. They hold a position of trust and the law sets forth how this position of trust should be maintained. As always, if you have any questions about your real […]
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    Update on ADU Legislation

    Today we look at the legislative updates related to granny flats. It is no secret that California is in the midst of a housing shortage crisis. The only way that shortage will be dealt with is encouraging construction through legislative reform. One of those reforms that needs to be addressed is related to the construction […]

    Preparing for Tax Time 2019

    Much of the tax landscape changed with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Some of these changes were beneficial and others — the impacts remain to be seen. Today we examine some of the things real estate agents should be considering when preparing to file taxes. As always, if you have any questions […]

    New Real Estate Laws for 2019 — Part 2

    Today, we continue our look at new legislation going in effect this year. Every year the legislature adopts new laws and it is important to understand the new laws and their relationship to your real estate business. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal […]

    Corrected — New Laws for Real Estate in 2019 — Part 1

    Today, we look at new legislation going in effect this year. Every year the legislature adopts new laws and it is important to understand the new laws and their relationship to your real estate business. ** This article is a corrected version from an article of the same date. We do apologize for any confusion. […]

    Stories from the Trenches — Liens on Real Property

    Today, attorney, Alex Munn, kicks off our series titled “Stories from the Trenches” a look at real problems we have seen over the years practicing law and the solutions employed. Over the years we have seen things from the mundane to the bizarre. These are some of those stories and how the issues were resolved. […]