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Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions

Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions A broker can be found liable on a contract or tort basis. A broker who is involved in a contract would be found liable if they do not comply with provisions in the
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Liquidated Damages

Liquidated Damages Liquidated Damages Damages incurred because of a breach of contract are defined as liquidated damages. In order to avoid liquidated damages, parties must determine what is viable in advance. In California, if liquidated damages do not have a reasonable relationship
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Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates

Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates Estoppel certificates are particularly important when it comes to commercial property. Landlords, lenders, potential buyers and even tenants use Estoppel Certificates to sell, refinance, or transfer interests of commercial property. The information enclosed in Estoppel
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A Living Trust

A Living Trust A Living Trust When planning your estate, a living trust is an essential part of organizing your assets. In California, a living trust is defined as a legal document that you author in order to place your assets in a
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What You Need to Know When Planning Your Estate

Planning Your Estate What You Need to Know When Planning Your Estate Death is never an easy subject to breach. Most of us would rather not talk about it if necessary, however, a little planning goes a long way. It is important for
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Title Insurance in California

Title Insurance in California Before making a major, life changing financial decision such as buying a house, one must make sure that the property in question has good standing. One of the first and foremost research that should be done
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California Rent Control

California Rent Control   In California we have seen a drastic rise of rent prices and homelessness. In most counties, rent has soared through the roof and rent-control has become a pressing issue for tenants. In January 2020, Assembly Bill
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A 1031 Exchange

What is A 1031 Exchange? Savvy investors will use 1031 exchanges to build wealth by deferring capital gains. The main benefit of a 1031 exchange rather than simply selling one property and buying another is because of the tax deferral.
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California Public Records Act

California Public Records Act California Public Records Act You may have heard about the Freedom of Information Act, which is a federal law that allows the public to request government documents and information – and to receive them (unless they are prohibited due reasons
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Breaking a Lease in California

Breaking a Lease in California Breaking a Lease in California When renting a space, a tenant signs a contract with a landlord and one of the most important aspects of this contract is the lease agreement. A lease, typically lasting for one year, sets out
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