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Charlie Chaplin’s Cottage is Coming Back to Life

Hollywood filmmaker Charlie Chaplin built the Chaplin Court bungalows in the year 1923 on  North Formosa Avenue with the aim of providing a living place for crew and cast working at his studio that was a couple of blocks away. He also wanted to provide a place to stay for those who were just visiting […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Real Estate|Comments Off on Charlie Chaplin’s Cottage is Coming Back to Life

What You Need to Know About Digital Wills for Your Passwords

Many times, death comes so abruptly. In order to avoid inconveniences in the time of your passing or that of loved ones; it’s important to make some early arrangements. When one dies, he/she oftentimes has something to leave to specific loved ones. It could be physical assets, monetary assets or even vital online accounts, business […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Digital Wills for Your Passwords

How to Handle Sibling Conflicts When a Parent’s Will is Contested

When a parent passes away, it is an extremely difficult time that sometimes brings out the best or the worst in a family.  Sometimes it can cause further divides between siblings, and money and possessions often have a special way of fueling the fire of existing issues.  If a sibling or another person named in […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on How to Handle Sibling Conflicts When a Parent’s Will is Contested

Proper Steps for Executing a Will After Death

The term “execute a will” simply means for the “executor,” the person named in the will, to follow the instruction in the text of the will.  This might seem obvious, but the first step to properly execute a will is to make sure it is the original signed will and not a copy. Next, is […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Proper Steps for Executing a Will After Death

Probate Facts Everyone Should Know

The term “probate” gets thrown around quite loosely, but many people (even attorneys!) don’t always understand what “probate” actually means.  To be fair, probate refers to a two different processes.  First, you may hear that someone needs to “probate a will,” which means the act of filing a will with the court after a person […]

By |January 15th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Probate Facts Everyone Should Know

Buyer or Seller: Who Do Brokers Benefit When They Are With The Same Firm?

A recent California Supreme Court ruling stated that in the instance of one brokerage firm handling a single transaction, brokers are duty-bound to act in the interest of both the seller and buyer.

According to the ruling, agents representing sellers and workers that work in different offices of the same brokerage company are still duty-bound […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buyer or Seller: Who Do Brokers Benefit When They Are With The Same Firm?

Tiny Home Competition Keeps California Colleges Busy

Is bigger better or is less really more? The counterculture tiny home movement has hit the California college campuses searching for innovation and inspiration. In 1978 the average American home was about 1700 square feet with an average of 3.5 people living in it.  Fast forward to 2013 when the average home increased by almost […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Tiny Home Competition Keeps California Colleges Busy

Questions You Need to Ask Before Writing a Will

One thing that seems to fall to the bottom of everyone’s to-do list is taking the time to make a solid end of life plan, to include writing a living will.  We know it would make things easier when we meet our inevitable end, but it can be difficult to think about and easy to […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Questions You Need to Ask Before Writing a Will

Landlord-Tenant Agreement Ends Months-Long Dispute

There is an old legal saying that “possession is 9/10 of the law,” meaning that if you’re holding on to the property it is most likely yours.  Unless that 1/10 of the law is on your side, like in this Eureka, California case.  The landlord-tenant agreement that settled this months-long dispute conceded to pay off […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Landlord-Tenant Agreement Ends Months-Long Dispute

Don’t Get Stuck Paying Excessive Taxes on Real Estate Transactions

The old saying goes, as long as there have been taxes, there’s been people trying to avoid them. Legally, of course! The case is no different concerning two brothers fighting excessive real estate taxes. Their business, a limited liability company (LLC), owns an apartment building in Los Angeles. Their case is pending review by the […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Don’t Get Stuck Paying Excessive Taxes on Real Estate Transactions