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Forgery - How We're Protecting You Forgery is the crime of falsely and fraudulently making or altering a legal document. It is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison. It is also an act which may cloud title to property and may result in protracted legal proceedings. The incidence o...
12/17/2008
Understanding Foreclosure It is an unfortunate commentary, but when economic activity declines and housing activity decreases more real property enters the foreclosure process. High interest rates and creative financing arrangements are also contributing factors. When prices are rapidly accelerat...
12/05/2008
11 Steps to a Successful Short Sale 1. Letter of Authorization - LOA The Letter of Authorization is required by the lenders to confirm that they are authorized by all borrowers to release information to the negotiating party. Please contact your escrow officer for a copy of our LOA form, or visit...
11/20/2008
Words Can Make or Break a Sale Ann Brenoff, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer CONTRA COSTA TIMES Sun, Dec. 24, 2006 WORDS matter. Wars have started over them. Civilizations have collapsed because of them. And it would appear that the speed with which a house sells might be determined by them. As lis...
11/20/2008
 Execute Your Marketing Plan Your primary goal within the first few months of your real estate career is to build awareness of your services in your target market.  The most effective way to do this is on a limited budget (with between $2,000 and $5,000 to spend on marketing), according to indust...
11/20/2008
What Is Involved In a Title Search? Chain of Title This is simply a history of the ownership of a particular piece of property, telling who bought it and sold it, and when. The information may be derived from public records-usually a County Clerk's or Recorder's Office-or obtained from title plan...
11/20/2008
The Basics of a Short Sale WHAT IS A SHORT SALE? A short sale is the sale of a property, with the authorization of the creditors, for less than what is owed on it. Whether it is the forgiveness of debt owed by a nation or an individual, it simply means that someone is willing to settle for less t...
11/20/2008
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What is Mello Roos? The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 was passed by the California Legislature to address local government efforts to fund the cost of facilities in communities through the establishment of special assessments in specified geographic districts.  Mello-Roos districts ...
11/18/2008
Marital Status and Title Vestings One of the most common areas of concern in the insurance of title to residential property is that of the vesting of title, as it is affected by the marital status of the owners or prospective buyers. Although on its face, the issue would seem simple, the human co...
11/17/2008
Why Hasn't My Home Sold? Home sellers are very concerned when their home has been on the market for some time.  The offers presented, if any, have been too low to even consider.  The home hasn't sold.  Quite naturally they want to know what's wrong. That's a fair question.  The newspapers say the...
11/17/2008
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