Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals under California Law

When Is a Deposit Not a Deposit? When it is in Conjunction with the Purchase of Property

Is a buyer's deposit in an unconsummated real estate transaction refundable? As…


Trees May Be a "Spite Fence"

Even California's bent towards environmental protection could not prevent a…


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Home Buyers Beware: Sellers Can Lie and Get Away With It!

Let’s say you are about to buy your first home and after several open houses,…


Construction

Homebuilder Alert: Your Home Sales Contract May Not Protect You

If a homebuilders alternative contractual pre-litigation provisions are found…


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But a Deal is a Deal, Right?

This is the question that was likely asked by volunteer board members of a…


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Developers Beware! Comply with the California Environmental Quality Act or Go Broke

California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was enacted in 1970.  The law has…


Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals under California Law

Proposed California SB 6: Beware of Fraudulent Real Estate Appraising

In light of the public concern that persons connected to real estate…


Underage House Party

Charging Minors Admission to a House Party? Social Host Immunity from Liability Remains

California law provides broad immunity from civil liability for a social host…


Construction

Construction Lenders Beware of California Civil Code section 3137(c)

Construction lenders beware of California Civil Code section 3137(c), which…