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  • Understanding Lease Option Contracts

    With a housing shortage and rising costs to purchase homes, parties are looking for alternative methods to buy and sale homes. One of the most common alternatives is the “lease-option”. Today, we take a look at some of the common mistakes of the lease-option transaction. As always, if you have any questions about your real […]

    Understanding a Real Estate Agent’s Fiduciary Duties – Broker’s Duty to Supervise

    Today, we wrap up our series on a real estate professionals fiduciary duties. Attorney, Laura Ferret, examines the broker’s duty supervise salepersons. The broker owes not only all of the duties previously discussed to their client but they also owe the independent duty to supervise the salespeople that work under their broker’s license. This is […]

    New Laws for 2020

    Today we take a look at some new laws that were passed in 2019. While the news maker was undoubtedly statewide rent control, the Assembly was hard at work addressing other real estate issues as well. Below we take a look at some of the new laws that will be coming on board in 2020. […]

    2019 – A Year in Review

    As 2019 comes to a close, we take time to reflect on the changes of 2019. It was a remarkable year, full of many changes that will have impacts in the immediate and distant future. How these changes affect the legal landscape will take time to sort out. It was certainly a fun and exciting […]

    Happy Holidays 2019

    On behalf of all of us at BPE Law Group, P.C., we wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and a Memorable New Year. The attorneys of BPE Law Group, PC. have been advising our clients on real estate and business issues for over 20 years and have been very involved with Property […]

    Holiday Adventures for You and Your Family 2019

    The Christmas Holiday Season is a time of lights and music, friendship and worship, and the opportunity for family and friends to make new memories together. Today, we will share some of Northern California’s unique Holiday adventures which you may just want to experience for yourself. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

    Update on ADU Legislation – 2019 By: D. Keith Dunnagan, Esq.

    Housing shortages and affordable housing have been central issues in California real estate for many years. As supply continues to shrink and demand increase, these issues will only become more prevalent. In 2019 the California Assembly took steps to begin tackling some of these issues with a series a laws aimed at making it easier […]

    Understanding a Real Estate Agent’s Fiduciary Duties – Honesty and Reasonable Care

    Today, we continue our series on real estate professionals’ fiduciary duties. Attorney, Laura Ferret, examines the duty of honesty and reasonable care. Understanding reasonable care and what is expected goes a long way in assisting the real estate professional in navigating the complex fiduciary requirements placed on the agent or broker. As always, if you […]

    A Thanksgiving Wish 2019

    In this Thanksgiving Week, we share with you our Thanksgiving wish for you and your families. Have a wonderful, safe, and memorable Thanksgiving. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by emailing me at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com. Also, remember that we […]