Types of Multiple Ownership Properties

Condominium Condominums have an exclusive fee interest in a unit and an undivided fee interest in a common area as shown on the recorded condominium plan. […]

Exempt Transactions Under Documentary Transfer Taxes

Exempt Transactions Under Documentary Transfer Taxes   Some real estate transactions are exempt from the Documentary Transfer Tax under the State Revenue and Taxation Code Section […]

Supplemental Property Tax

Supplemental Property Tax   Supplemental real property tax law is part of a drive to help California’s education system. This law affects homeowners wishing to buy […]

Quiet Title

What Is Quiet Title? Quiet titles are legal mechanisms that make it possible for a single owner to hold a clear title when there might be […]

SB 306 and Short Sales in California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 306 (SB 306) into law on August 5, 2009. SB 306 requires a beneficiary to prepare and deliver a response […]

Propositions 60, 90, and 110: transfer of value between properties

What are propositions 60, 90 and 110? Propositions 60, 90, and 110 are constitutional amendments approved by California voters. They provide for the transfer of the […]

Title transfers within family: Propositions 58 and 193

Propositions 58 and 193 Propositions 58 and 193 are two constitutional initiatives to provide property tax relief by preventing reassessment of value when real property is […]


An REO Lender CANNOT require buyer to purchase title insurance from any particular company Have you ever seen REO and short sale listings with the disclaimer, […]

Mello-Roos Districts

Mello-Roos Districts   What is a Mello-Roos District? A Mello-Roos District is an area, often a newly developed one, within a Community Facilities District that chooses […]
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