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Posts Tagged ‘California’

For the Love of California

It has been a tough week for so many residents of California, my family included. Most of my family live in Thousand Oaks and had to evacuate due to the Woolsey Fire. One cousin lost her home, as did my niece’s future in-laws. They all tell me that there is so much devastation around, and…

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CA Supreme Court to Review Legality of Dual Agency

The California Supreme Court will soon have a chance to review the practice of dual agency, where a broker (either through one agent or two agents who work for the same broker) represents both the buyer and seller in the sale of real property. California is a state that allows this practice, although the California…

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Everything You Need to Know About California Property Taxes

With the deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes already here, here is some helpful information for all property tax payers: Annual property tax bills are sent out once a year, on October 1, and are payable in two installments. The first installment is due November 1 and is delinquent if not…

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Homeowners: New CA Law to Protect Your Property From Probate

California Assembly Bill AB-139 will take effect January 1, 2016. It will allow homeowners to avoid probate and designate one or more beneficiaries to inherit their properties upon their death, without the creation of a trust. Upon the death of the homeowner, ownership would pass immediately to the beneficiary, without having to go through probate…

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Your HOA Dues May Soon Get a LOT More Expensive

If you live in an HOA community in California, you’d better start collecting your change. California Assembly Bill 698 could take responsibility for exclusive use common areas away from home owner associations, and place it in the laps of homeowners. It is imperative to understand the proposed changes, as it looks like they may soon…

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New CA Policy Could Get Realtors Into Trouble Faster

Kudos to the California Bureau of Real Estate for a smart new rule that could get unethical agents into trouble more quickly. One of the biggest problems in the real estate industry in California is that agents who are accused of committing unethical acts, or those who break laws or rules, were subject to a…

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An Historic Day For California Public Education

Today is the day that will finally change public education here in California for the better. A landmark case was decided that, if upheld, will send the tenure system as we know it to death row, and allow for firing of ineffective teachers. A California judge ruled that tenure violates a student’s basic rights to…

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