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List of Terms

If you've begun the process of buying a home or listing your property, you have probably been exposed to what at times can sound like another language....
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1031 Tax Deferred Exchange

The §1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is one of the last tax shelters allowed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It is a transaction in which a taxpayer exchanges....
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Bankruptcy

A motion for relief from the automatic stay only allows the foreclosing lender to proceed with foreclosure. It does not allow the bankrupt borrower to move...
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Common Ways to Hold Title

Title to real property in California may be held by individual, either in Sole Ownership or in Co-Ownership. Co-Ownership of real property occurs when the title....
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Down Payment Assistance

The state of California offers home buyers with down payment assistance programs such as CalHFA’s, CHDAP, CHF Platinum Grant, and the CHF Access program....
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Easements

An easement is a right of use over the property of another for a specific purpose. Under California law, an easement may be established in the following ways...
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Exclusion of Gain

Different rules on the exclusion of gain on the sale of a home apply depending upon whether the sale took place before May 7, 1997, or after May 6, 1997...
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Homestead Declaration

In California, a Homestead gives protection against involuntary claims against an owner's home. If a money judgment is rendered against you in court, the person...
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PUDs, Condos, and Townhomes

Knowing what you own or are going to buy is critical. The following information explains the difference between Planned Unit Developments (PUDs), Condominiums...
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Short Sale Center

A short sale is a transaction in real estate in which the proceeds from selling the property are less that the balance of debts secured against the property...
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Tax Benefits

U.S. tax season officially runs from Jan. 31 to April 15. While several energy-efficient home improvement tax credits recently expired, there are still many tax...
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Terminating Tenancy

A landlord can terminate a month to month tenancy for any reason or for no reason at all. There are some restrictions however...
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Mortgage Center

Explore mortgage center solutions for seamless home financing, personalized guidance, and convenient online application processes...
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