How to Spot a Predatory Lease Agreement

Renters beware: They’re more common than you might think. More than a third of American households rent their homes. With that much demand, predatory lease agreements are an unfortunate and common reality. Predatory rental contracts can range from outright scams to leases with unfair or borderline-illegal provisions. Unscrupulous landlords prey especially on people in desperate situations

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5 Reasons Pending Sales Fall Through in Real Estate

When a home’s status changes to sale pending, it means the seller has accepted the buyer’s offer and both parties are ready to move forward. Hooray! But even when all signs point to go, sometimes a home sale just never takes off. While a failed pending sale isn’t common, it can happen, even in a thriving real

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Is Land a Smart Buy in 2022?

As real estate prices continue to soar and property remains in short supply, will land be the next big investment? Key Points Land value growth has risen slowly over the past decade, but an uptick in demand is pushing prices up. Vacant land can be a valuable investment for long-term investors but requires a number

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California Market Minute

After a turbulent start to the year, California’s economy and housing market got a bit of a respite from the volatility. Rates held steady after big increases, the pandemic is finally showing signs of improvement, and the labor markets continue to give reason for cautious optimism. However, the Federal Reserve made announcements last week that

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Attorney General Bonta Reminds Tenants and Homeowners of Their Rights and Protections Under California Law

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert reminding California’s tenants and homeowners of their rights and protections amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Attorney General recognizes that families across the state may be facing difficulty affording rent and mortgage payments, including as the result of layoffs, reduced working hours, and other economic

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