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  • National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week By: Carl H. Block, Esq. October 18, 2022 National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 17 – 23, 2022. National Estate Planning Awareness Week was designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 to help people understand what estate planning is, and why it is important. For more information […]
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    Announcing the Opening of BPE Law’s Washington Office

    Announcing the Opening of BPE Law’s Washington Office By: D. Keith Dunnagan Esq. October 15, 2022 On September 19, 2022, BPE officially opened its newest location in Central Washington. Adding to its offices in California and Nevada, BPE continues to expand to provide high quality legal services on the West Coast. BPE’s Washington office is […]

    Covid-19 and BPE’s Actions In Response

    As the Covid-19 outbreak progresses, BPE has implemented measures related to Sacramento County’s shelter in place order. BPE is open and continues to provide legal services. But we are providing them remotely consistent with the guidelines issued by Sacramento County. As we all navigate this outbreak, there are a few things we can all do […]

    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, […]


    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 […]