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Getting seller information

Make sure the title company has the mortgage loan numbers, social security numbers, and a forwarding address for sellers.    Check that there are no second […]
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Basics of closing

Both parties coordinate on which title company you will be using to avoid confusion, and in setting a closing date.   You should provide a full contract […]
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Title Insurance: making sure your clients are protected

The home-buying process can feel very complicated, with lots of paperwork to sign and documents to read. Buyers may be surprised by added and unexpected fees […]
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Domestic Partner Rights

Domestic Partner Rights Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under […]
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How is the taxable profit from selling a property affected by holding title as Community Property, Joint Tenancy or Community Property with Right to Survivorship?

How is the taxable profit from selling a property affected by holding title as Community Property, Joint Tenancy or Community Property with Right to Survivorship? Here’s […]
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Los Angeles county: is your property in an incorporated city or a neighborhood within Los Angeles?

Many buyers are unsure if their property is in an incorporated city or part of a neighborhood within the City of Los Angeles. The following is […]
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Types of Liens That Attach to a Specific Property

Types of Liens That Attach to a Specific Property Notice of Action (Lis Pendens), Mechanic’s liens, Substandard/Abatement liens, and Homeowner Association liens A Lis Pendens is […]
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Standard Types of Liens

Liens Federal, State, and County tax liens, and EDD liens All the liens listed above have a duration of 10 years from the date recorded unless […]
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Are there any limitations on what a trustee may do?

Are there any limitations on what a trustee may do? Yes: the trustee is most importantly limited by the provisions of the trust and, thus, may […]
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