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To keep its' members fully informed, California Real Estate magazine contains a monthly legal column discussing the latest cases and statutes impacting REALTORS® and property owners.  The column also contains an Ask An Attorney feature providing answers to commonly-asked legal questions and issues.



Anatomy of a Non-Disclosure Case

Understanding what it means to avoid legal troubles


Marijuana Law in Transition

What you need to know about the rules that govern use of pot


Confronting Contingencies

A contingent offer is often stressful, but understanding what it all means can make your life easier


The 6 Mistakes You Don't Know You've Been Making

Knowledge is power in real estate law


Starting Up Your Own Brokerage

A legal overview and resource guide


New Year, New Laws

What you need to know for 2017 and beyond


The 6 Mistakes You Don't Know You've Been Making
How to make your transactions smoother

Countdown to Closing
Understanding time frames in the RPA-CA

Low-Flow Toilets to Become Law
But it isn't a point-of-sale requirement

One to List, Two to Sell
A Guide to Working With Multiple Sellers

Are you Compliant? Understanding the California Online Privacy Act

Things You Should Know About Local Ordinance Point-of-Sale

Understanding the RPA-CA: The Loan and Inspection Contingencies

The Law of the Land in 2016


PACE Liens and Real Estate Transactions

October 2015
Social Media: Legal Issues To Watch For

September 2015 
Trials and Tree-bulations: Neighbor Disputes Over Trees
Ask an attorney: I own a tree that shades my neighbor's solar panels. He says that I'm violating the law. Don't I have the right to grow trees on my property?

August 2015
Say Goodbye to the Good Faith Estimate and the HUD-1
Ask an attorney: On the first page of the new Loan Estimate form, I see the word "escrow." But it appears to be referring to costs the buyer will pay after close. Why is the buyer paying for the escrow after closing?

June/July 2015
Entering Tenant-Occupied Property
Ask an attorney: Do I need the permission of the tenant to place a MLS authorized lock box on the property?

May 2015
The Importance of the Transfer Disclosure Statement

March/April 2015 
Handling Disclosures in a Common Interest Development

January/February 2015 
2015: It's The Law
New Laws for the New Year