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Several new laws affecting the real estate industry became effective this year.  In a previous post, we discussed SB 1149: Foreclosure Protection for Tenants, where a landlord is prohibited from harming a tenant’s credit score by revealing unlawful detainer records, unless the landlord prevails in court, and AB 1809:...

New scams are popping up everywhere these days.   Emails about winning money, theft of personal information, and insurance scams have unfortunately become present in daily news or conversation.  It is important for everyone to be aware of these scamming tactics and to learn how to...

Senate Bill 931, providing California Short Sale Deficiency Protection, will go into effect on January 1, 2011.  This new law states that existing lenders of record who have approved and agreed upon a short sale will not be able to obtain a deficiency judgment against...

At the time of signing loan documents, the buyer is presented with an estimated settlement statement by their escrow holder.  This statement includes the initial amount the lender will collect in order to establish the Impound Account.  This amount often brings up questions from the...