Homeownership Costs More Than Buyers Realize If buyers want to avoid falling behind on their mortgage loans, they’ll want to consider more than just a home’s listing price—especially given new data just released by Zillow. According to Zillow and Thumbtack, the average U.S. homeowner spends an additional $9,080 on their home every year. In some cities, some […]
What is the average cost of homeownership?
An educational article on road maintenance agreements.
ROAD MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS by Keith Dunnagan, Managing Attorney, BPE Law, PC. In our previous article in this series we looked at access easement related to property and most commonly rural properties. In today’s article we will look at road maintenance agreements. Once the easement is established and multiple parties are benefiting from the […]
Road Easements and Maintenance Agreements from an Attorney’s perspective
ROAD EASEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS by Keith Dunnagan As the markets improve buying trends also change. We are beginning to see more and more people trading city life for rural life. But those trades come with issues that are generally unique to larger rural parcels. Where urban development is often in the form of […]
Mediation/Arbitration clause questions on California’s real estate contract
SHOULD YOU INITIAL THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN YOUR REAL ESTATE CONTRACT? By Steve Beede, BPE Law Founder / Counsel Today, most people buying or selling residential real property in California use the Residential Purchase and Sale Agreement published by the California Association of Realtors (CA-RPA). While this form of Agreement covers the majority of decisions […]
The seller is not holding up their end of the deal…What do I do?
UNDERSTANDING SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE By Steve Beede, Founder/Counsel Here’s the scenario: The Buyer has finally found the home of their dreams and they and their real estate agent are excited that the Seller has accepted their offer. Suddenly, the agent gets an e-mail from the Seller’s agent: the Seller has found a buyer willing to pay […]
Looking for a Property Manager?
BPE Law Firm has provided this helpful blog: Here are some of the key factors to look at in choosing a property manager: 1. Licensed – In California, all property managers are required to be licensed by the Bureau of Real Estate. They must either hold a Broker’s license or must be working under a […]
State of the California Real Estate Market from Black Knight Financial Services
Helpful chart to see the state of our market as of February 2017.
Looking for some info on Easements? See this article from lawyer, Steve Beede.
As covered in my previous Articles on Easements, an easement” is the right to use the land of another owner for a specific purpose. It is not an ownership interest in land but, rather, a nonpossessory interest in the land of another. That right to use the land of another can be created by written […]
What is this real estate market going to do?
It is always a desire to guess the future of the real estate market accurately for obvious reasons. Here is an interesting article from Daily Wealth as to whether the market will continue or not: http://www.dailywealth.com/3500/no-bubble-in-real-estate-not-even-in-los-angeles
Good information on preparing your house to sell
Home Advisor has provided a helpful summary on a few things to ready your house to sell: http://welcome.homeadvisor.com/get-your-home-resale-ready/?rmid=03-24-2017_2017-Trends-CONTROL&rrid=aWQ9NjE2MDQ3NzY=&m=homesense&entry_point_id=32265099