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How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for home buyers to get caught up in a real estate scam. Thousands of victims have reported housing fraud to the FBI via their Internet Crime Complaint Center. Get savvy about the telltale signs. Here are five common real estate scams...

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent acts as a go-between for buyers and sellers who are on opposite sides of a deal. Hiring a real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars because an experienced agent knows what to look for. While you might be most concerned with finding an...

Selling a Home During the Holidays

Selling a Home During the Holidays

It’s a bit early for twinkly lights, but as we move into autumn the housing market will slow down. Bad weather may not be as much of an issue in California, but no one wants to deal with wet moving boxes. Most homes are listed during warmer months. The last days of...

Manufactured Homes: An Affordable Solution?

Manufactured Homes: An Affordable Solution?

Alternative housing solutions have caught the attention of Millennials saddled with college debt, as well as older generations ready to downsize. In particular, manufactured homes are becoming more popular. Many improvements have been made in recent years, as well as...

Bay Area Escrow Escapes for Team Building

Bay Area Escrow Escapes for Team Building

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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...