Category Archives: California real estate

Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets in California

California Law re Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets Can the landlord be liable if the tenant’s dog bites or otherwise harms someone? Answer: Possibly. Under California law, an owner of any dog is liable if a person is bitten … Continue reading

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Millennials in California Value Home Ownership

Millennials in California value home ownership. A new survey by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® was designed to evaluate the millennial generation’s attitude toward home ownership. Respondents were asked questions about different things from effect of the recession on their … Continue reading

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California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391

California Legislature Considers New Tax on Homeowners – SB 391 The CA state legislature has been considering a new tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties. This $75 per document tax … Continue reading

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CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report

CA Property Buyers Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report. A California court of appeal has ruled that the real estate broker for buyers failed in their obligation to investigate, understand and communicate to buyers the implications … Continue reading

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California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed

California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed BY HARRISON K. LONG  –  Professional Real Estate Sales Representative, Real estate broker, Orange County, CA. California law requires smoke detectors at homes and residential properties and that sellers are required … Continue reading

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Solar Equipment Purchase and Lease Contracts in California Home Selling

Solar Equipment Purchase and Lease Contracts in California Home Selling With high cost of electricity in California, homeowners have been creative in their ways to acquire energy through solar power. One of the ways to get solar power is through … Continue reading

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New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries.

New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries. Adjoining landowners, with properties contiguous or in contact with each another, must share equally the responsibility for maintaining boundaries and monuments between them. Adjoining landowners are … Continue reading

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California Estate Planning and Resulting Trusts

Resulting Trusts in California This article about “resulting trusts” – or implied trusts by operation of law in California – was written by Dennis Fordham, estate planning attorney, and is copied here with his permission. ESTATE PLANNING:  RESULTING TRUSTS Sometimes … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Market Demand for Homes is Moderating Toward Balance

Orange County CA Market Demand for Homes is Moderating Toward Balance Orange County CA homes prices are so high now as compared with same time last year that it’s still an excellent time to be a seller. However, market demand … Continue reading

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Most Californians Still Follow the Suburban Living Dream

Millions of Southern Californians have followed the suburban living dream involving single-family homes during the past fifty years, and that trend continues. Governor Brown has recently tried to dampen the California trend toward single-family home living.  He wants to encourage people to move away from suburbs and toward his urban living model … Continue reading

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