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Dec 112017

The Laws: California Real Estate Disclosures

What are my disclosure obligations when selling a home in Santa Barbara? Do you know real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state? The law when it comes to California real estate disclosures requires residential property sellers to report, i...

Dec 72017

The Laws: California Real Estate Disclosures

What are my disclosure obligations when selling a home in Santa Barbara? Do you know real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state? The law when it comes to California real estate disclosures requires residential property sellers to report, i...

Dec 52017

4 Elements of Real Estate Legal Protection

Do you have a plan when it comes to real estate asset protection? You should. Consider this: the value of your real estate holdings may be significant and can be used to cover damages awarded in a lawsuit. The following 4 elements will help protect y...

Oct 312017

Tax reform and real estate: potential impacts of the proposed changes

Tax reform and real estate are inexorably linked. While tax reform, at the present moment, still has a long road to legislative success, the proposed overhaul has numerous potential impacts on the real estate world. Before the perusing, parsing and p...

Jul 102017

Divorce Rates Climb for America’s 50+ Population

Make sure you know California law as it pertains to your marital home and real estate assets. Research shows that divorce rates are climbing for America's 50+ population. According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among baby boomers has ...

Jun 132017

Are you considering buying a vacation home? Read this first!

Seven truths about vacation home ownership According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, although the economy is firming up, interest rates are still relatively low and investment accounts are brimming, there are many things to consider before bu...

Apr 252017

Do You Know About the New Law Regarding Legal Secondary Dwellings?

Go ahead, build that Granny flat! It's legal in the state of California. Santa Barbara homeowners are in luck: there's a new law regarding legal secondary dwellings making it easier to build a second unit on their property or turn an illegal unit i...

Nov 32015

8 Estate Planning Essentials

Estate planning: it's a topic no one wants to think about. Yet it's extremely important. If the worst should happen and you don't have your financial affairs in order, you will be leaving it up to your loved ones to decide what to do, or worse, the c...

Aug 42015

Why You Need A Revocable Trust

If you don't already have one, please consider preparing a revocable trust. My clients return to me all the time asking to list a property that was left to them by a loved one that has deceased. In working with these customers, I have found that the ...

Jul 212015

Beware of hackers and real estate wire transfers

Homebuyers need to beware of hackers and real estate wire transfers. In this frightening scenario, hackers illegally get the email accounts of real estate agents and brokers, which is not so surprising considering places like Target, Sony, and the De...

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