Below is Home Union’s take on the top 10 single family real estate investment areas. The study took into consideration local economies, cost of living and median income levels. The percentage is the increase of investment sales from 2016 to 2017 in those areas: 1. Chicago, Illinois: 30.4 percent 2. Columbus, Ohio: 18.1 percent 3. […]
Home Union’s analysis of top 10 single family investment areas
Are we heading for a housing bubble?
Are we heading for a housing bubble? There are so many different opinions regarding this topic. Freddie Mac has some detailed analysis that I will link the full report here if you wish to read it. I thought this chart was relatively interesting, keeping in mind it is not a national average. Our market (greater […]
Neighbors tree hanging over the fence? What to do?
Tree disputes are one of the top disputes between property owners. A neighbor’s tree may be extending over your fence, blocking your view, dropping leaves into your pool, and their roots may be destroying the fence and cracking your driveway. What are you to do? California Civil Code section 733 bars anyone from going onto […]
Darkhorse Golf Course in Auburn, CA for Sale!
Hey Golfers! Darkhorse Golf Course in Auburn, CA is for sale! $5.8 million and you can golf all you want…https://www.darkhorsegolf.com/
What is the average cost of homeownership?
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 […]
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 […]