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SB 1079. Residential Property: Foreclosure.

Existing law provides certain requirements that must be satisfied before the exercise of a power of sale under a deed of trust. One requirement is that, if a loan is secured by real property containing 1-4 single-family residences, a notice of sale containing specific information be sent to potential bidders and to the property owner. […]

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Federal Eviction Moratorium Has Ended in California

Many renters are concerned about their futures as the federal eviction moratorium — put in place last year to keep tenants in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic — expired over the weekend. But in California, renters are still safe from no-cause or nonpayment evictions through Sept. 30. And tenants in Los Angeles County specifically […]

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What you need to know

What you need to know about new real estate laws in 2021 There are several new California laws aimed at protecting buyers and expanding rental supply There are a host of new laws in 2021 for all areas of real estate that will likely concern landlords, potential buyers and renters. Many of the new rules […]

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L.L.C.’s to Face New Regulations

New R.E. Law Targets Money Laundering WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public comment on a wide range of questions related to the implementation of the beneficial ownership information reporting provisions of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). This ANPRM is the first in a series of regulatory […]

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What to know about new Real Estate Laws

There are several new California laws aimed at protecting buyers and expanding rental supply There are a host of new laws in 2021 for all areas of real estate that will likely concern landlords, potential buyers and renters. Many of the new rules are aimed at increasing rentals, such as in homeowner associations, as well […]

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A Look into the Markets

“It would not be a real problem if inflation shot up to 3%.” … Chicago Fed President Charles Evans 3/3/21 Home loan rates improved modestly week-over-week as the U.S. bond market attempts to stabilize after a sharp increase in rates. Back on Thursday, February 25th, the 10-year yield hit 1.61% and has since declined back […]

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How Credit Works

Credit and How It Works Credit is one of the main components lenders will utilize to qualify borrowers for most types of financing such as mortgages, cars, or credit cards. Once you have enough credit established, credit scores are generated based on your payment history. Higher scores are a result of timely payments, and lower […]

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The Spring Housing Market lost 207,000 new listings

The spring housing market is shaping up to be the leanest and most competitive ever. A sharp drop in new listings partly due to severe weather, combined with already record-low supply, will make it increasingly difficult for buyers to find their dream home at the perfect price. There were nearly half as many homes for […]

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Roy Wang

Charity was lovely to work with! She was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. I felt very comfortable working with her and Icon Escrow. I also definitely appreciate Icon Escrow’s policy for verbal confirmation before initiating wires, because I was the target of a wire fraud scam! Without their policy, I may have […]

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CA Homestead Exemption Increase

The homestead exemption protects a specific dollar amount of a homeowner’s home equity from his or her creditors. In California, the California homestead exemption amount of protection is substantially increasing as of January 1, 2021. This increase in protection makes it much more likely that homeowners in financial difficulty can keep their homes. HOW DOES […]

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