JOINT TENANCY VS. TENANCY IN COMMON

JOINT TENANCY VS. TENANCY IN COMMON

Rights and rules about shared property: Protecting your rights is a serious consideration when entering into a shared property agreement. While joint tenancy and tenancy in common are often confused, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages with each. To make...
ARBITRATION IS WHAT COMES NEXT WHEN  MEDIATION FAILS.

ARBITRATION IS WHAT COMES NEXT WHEN MEDIATION FAILS.

It is not a good sign when you realize the home you purchased only a few months ago is literally taking on water after a period of serious rain. You discover the source of the problem is a runoff stream from your neighbor’s yard, an issue was not mentioned in the...
Hiring a home inspector? Check for current license

Hiring a home inspector? Check for current license

A home inspection is your assurance that the house you are ready to buy is in sound condition. So please be advised: before you hire an inspector, make sure they are licensed as a contractor. There is reason for caution. In California, anyone can say they are a home...
BRACE YOURSELF, AN HOA SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COULD BE ON ITS WAY.

BRACE YOURSELF, AN HOA SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COULD BE ON ITS WAY.

Anyone who pays monthly dues to a community Homeowners Association (HOA) will tell you, there is never a good time to be hit with a special assessment. You are already paying dues to cover specific services and the costs to maintain a well-kept communal environment....