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California Population Falls, Again

An Update For Californians This headline is from a May 2nd article in the LA Times. The remainder of the headline reads: “But an inland boom could be turning things around.” Taking liberty with Horace Greeley’s, “Go West young man and grow up with the country”, I would say, “Go East young person and find […]

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Judge Blocks Oregon’s Housing Love-Letter Ban

An Oregon State Law effective January 1, 2022 has been blocked by a Federal Judge. The state legislature believed that letters written by prospective buyers to sellers telling why they should be picked as the buyer when there are many offers. Advocates state that the letters lead to housing discrimination and the judge said that […]

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My Mother

Adages On the 24th Of October my mother would have been 109 years old. Breast cancer shortened her life to 79 years. Hate any cancer. Some years ago I posted a Mother’s Day Recap. Time for a repeat. In a recent post Bishop John H. Taylor quoted Bern Williams, “Sooner or later we all quote […]

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Interest On Residential Security Deposits

State Regulation There is no State Regulation requiring that landlords pay tenants interest on their security deposits. However, many cities have such a regulation. The list keeps changing but some of the cities include Berkeley, Los Angeles, Hayward, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Watsonville and beautiful West Hollywood. If you have a rental in […]

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DRE Updates Position of Use Of Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signatures This is a page 1 headline on the Summer 2021 Real Estate Bulletin. It might be important to your financial health. DRE had interpreted Civil Code Section 1633.3(b) to preclude the use of electronic signatures on both the Mortgage Loan Disclosure Statement and the Lender/Purchaser Disclosure Statement. They have concluded that electronic signatures, […]

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Two Important Words

Estoppel Certificate When you are considering buying any type of rental, you must understand the two words Estoppel Certificate. You want to know the exact conditions of all tenant agreements. The best place to get this information is from the tenant.Wikipedia says: “An estoppel certificate provides confirmation by the tenant of the terms of the […]

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Apartment Management Tip of the Day

Managing Repairs Of course, your apartment must be really ready for showing to get theright tenants. Sad apartments make sad tenants. Normally, when someone has leased your apartment for the year, themajor issue that will arise is needed repairs. And the one factor thatis important to them is that the repairs be done professionally andfast. […]

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Time to Pass the State Real Estate Exam

LIVE Exam Preparation Why should you consider our LIVE exam prep class? Because it is the best. Do not take our word for it. Here are the comments from just one class: “She was wonderful, answered all questions, gave great real life examples and gave great explanations.” “Great and knowledgeable Instructor.” “Great and awesome instructor.” “Instructor […]

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We Are Approved To Give Presentations By: California Department of Real Estate: Real Estate License Renewals, Real Estate Courses to Qualify to take the State Exams for Salespersons and Brokers licenses.Nationwide Multistate Licensing System: 8 Hour Safe Act Continuing Education, 20 Hour Pre-Licensing Course.California Secretary of State: California 6 Hour and 3 Hour Notary Courses.And […]

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