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Commercial Transactions 101: Part 2

Commercial Transactions 101: Part 2

We continue our series this month with the last two steps of the commercial transaction escrow process. Revisit the first two steps here: Commercial Transactions 101 Part 1 STEP 3:  Legal Impact of Commercial Transaction Escrow In residential transactions, the Federal...

Commercial Transactions 101: Part 1

Commercial Transactions 101: Part 1

Last month we discussed the general difference between residential and commercial transactions.  This month, we have a two part series on the overall Commercial Escrow Process. Between these two articles, we are looking to give you a comprehensive look at the...

Valuable Artwork and Escrows

Valuable Artwork and Escrows

From a rare Picasso to a beautiful oil painting from a prominent Bay Area artist, artwork can be a source of beauty, pride, and occasionally- deception. Money changing hands without any intermediary can expose art buyers to a ton of risk. Artwork escrow is a solution...

Home Buying and Escrow

Home Buying and Escrow

The home buying process in complex and has many moving parts. Chances you are your home buying process may be kind of confusing. How can you protect yourself from getting swindled out of money without receiving the actual home in return? Don’t take risks when you’re...

Buying Commercial Property Securely

Buying Commercial Property Securely

Real estate transactions can be simple or a nightmare. However, the potential for drama goes up exponentially when we discuss selling or buying commercial property. Why? What are the differences? More than Two Parties Residential sales usually involve no more than two...

Do You Need Software Escrow?

Do You Need Software Escrow?

Have you heard the phrase “software escrow?” The best software usually comes from a team of clever computer science engineers. It’s an invention to the same degree that a new product is. Due to the increased necessity of quality software, it’s now vulnerable to theft...

Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk

Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk

This year, we registered for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because we wanted to take action and be More Than Pink™. At Bay Area Escrow, we want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible...

Buying a Valuable Domain Name for Your Business

Buying a Valuable Domain Name for Your Business

Buying the perfect domain name is a great start for any business. But what if the domain name of your dreams (or business plans) is already owned by someone else? When you search for your favorite registrar for the domain you want, it may come up unavailable. This can...

Should You Use Escrow for Cryptocurrency Transactions?

Should You Use Escrow for Cryptocurrency Transactions?

Cryptocurrency transactions are new territory for many people. The smartest ways to use cryptocurrency, and safest ways to buy or sell with it, are all unfamiliar to most. But escrow is a solution that solves the risks of this tricky currency. Bitcoin and other...

Selling a Business in California in 5 Steps

Selling a Business in California in 5 Steps

If you’re thinking about selling a business in California, you’ll need to do some planning first. To start, you’ll need a clear understanding of your business’ competitive position. It may take effort to establish an appropriate price, and to investigate a buyer’s...