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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. […]

    Looking Forward in 2019

    As we take in the time to ring in the New Year, we look forward to the market opportunities and legal changes ahead. There are several key legal changes that will impact businesses, real estate and estate planning goals. Here are some that we are watching. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

    Understanding Fiduciary Duties – Part 1

    Today, we take a look at fiduciary obligations. In this 2 part article we will examine the role and responsibilities an agent has to their client. The role of a fiduciary is complex and requires a loyalty to be given to the client. The question is how does that responsibility play out. As always, if […]

    Wire Fraud a Growing Concern In Real Estate Transactions

    Today, we look at the rise of wire fraud in real estate. With the advancement of technology and its use in the market place, it is more important than ever to take precautions with confidential information. Criminals have concocted schemes to look like legitimate wire instructions related to real estate transactions, when in fact they […]