Closing costs are fees paid by the buyer and/or seller from funds that have been deposited in escrow. Closing costs generally total around 1% to 2% of the home purchase price, and the buyer and seller
Buyers and sellers often ask me "what’s customary for a home purchase contract?" or more simply "What do most people do here?" As a real estate attorney with many years of FSBO experience (my primary
A seller who has received multiple offers wants to choose the one that is: (a) the right price, and (b) likely to close escrow. Here are some tips for a Buyer to increase the attractiveness of his or
I routinely help landlords and tenants process their purchase-sale transaction with no realtors and no commissions. The process is very straightforward. Here are some of the typical FAQs for the la
If you're considering selling your California home directly, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO), this video provides an overview of process and logistics.
As a real estate attorney, I help home buyers & sellers daily with their transactions, and I’m often asked to explain all that legalese in the standard purchase/sale contract. As Is Sale This means th
With an attorney to assist you (rather than a real estate agent), buying or selling your home is actually quite simple and straightforward. Here is a typical breakdown of the logistics & responsibilit
The constitutional right to privacy recognizes and protects an individuals right of refuge in the wilderness. At the outset it must be noted that there is a diminished privacy expectation for persons entering government property or a populated public area. The general standard us...
Equitable relief from default judgment may be granted where a party was prevented from participating in the action due to an extrinsic mistake of a third party, and this denied the party a fair hearing. See e.g., Kulchar v. Kulchar (1969) 1 Cal.3d 467, 472; Cruz v. Fagor America,...
Consider a wealthy plaintiff debt collector who has chosen to sue a middle-class American. Courts allow indigent (poor) individuals to defend themselves without paying court fees. But what about non-ingents making up the bulk of the middle class? Why must a nonindigent defendant ...