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What Does Escrow Encompass in Real Estate Transactions?

What Does Escrow Encompass in Real Estate Transactions? Many real estate transactions, to some extent, involve escrow. In fact, escrow is a term often used but not often delineated. Let us further educate ourselves on what escrow entails and how we could intelligently and prudently exploit it in
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Real Estate Outlook Gloomier As Lenders Further Tighten Lending

Real Estate Outlook Gloomier As Lenders Further Tighten Lending Residential and commercial real estate markets are bedeviled by recurring woes despite rather reasonable expectations for the markets to restore to relative normalcy by now. In fact, the predominant practice of borrowing ONLY to a very elite and selected group
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Are Jumbo Loans Making a Real Comeback? Not Really

Are Jumbo Loans Making a Real Comeback? Not Really Some of the latest data suggest lenders might be loosening their spigots when it comes to jumbo loans. Nonetheless, problems still abound for borrowers of such loans, ranging from relatively large down payments to slow processing times, to name a
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Getting a Mortgage for Your House

While some people can afford to buy their house and pay for the price of the home using their own savings and help from family/friends, most individuals in California must go to the bank and receive a loan for the
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What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing

What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing Often potential home buyers are inundated with documents to sign at the last minute. Fearing they might lose their dream house or the favorable annual percentage rate, potential homeowners just sign
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Representations & Warranties In Contracts

Representations & Warranties In Contracts Representations & Warranties In Contracts are among contractual mechanisms used to allocate risks between the parties. Representation is a statement of fact intended to induce reliance and action by a party to a contract. Warranty, on the
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What Is Preliminary Relief In CA?

What Is Preliminary Relief In CA? What Is Preliminary Relief In CA? Plaintiffs are often confronted with the dilemma of prolonged litigation vis-a-vis losing their business to trademark infringement, competition, etc. Preliminary relief in some instances, along with other litigation tactics, might help such plaintiffs. Preliminary
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What Does “Time is of the Essence” Encompass in Real Estate Transactions?

Time is of the Essence Timing is of paramount of importance in real estate transactions. However, not always, “time is of the essence”. In fact, there is no requirement, generally, for parties to contract about the timing of their performances. In most circumstances, if timing
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Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession When owning property, it is important to remain aware of the property’s boundaries for many reasons, with one being that it allows you to combat issues relating to adverse possession. Adverse possession is defined as the right of a hostile
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Quiet Title Action

Quiet Title Action In real estate, if there exists a dispute between parties over ownership, a quiet title action will be utilized to determine the real owner of a property (or those who have interests in it). Such cases arise when a party
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