Deeds & Real Estate

Why Are Savvy California Entrepreneurs Opting for LLCs for Their Properties? In the vibrant economic landscape of California, savvy entrepreneurs are constantly seeking innovative strategies to safeguard their investments and maximize their financial health. One such strategy gaining traction is transferring property ownership into a Limited Liability Company (LLC). But why...

Embracing the Future with Confidence Focusing on the present often takes precedence as young couples embark on life's journey together. However, the aspect of estate planning, though seemingly distant, is a crucial step towards securing a stable and well-prepared future. This guide emphasizes why estate planning is not just a task...

How to Transfer a Title of Real Estate in California: A Guide for Property Owners California is known for its unique real estate market, and transferring a real estate title in the state requires specific knowledge and understanding of the process. The transfer of a title means transferring ownership from one...

One of the consequences of Covid is that all too often, it doesn’t "just go away". This is not the flu. We hear about people getting Covid, then they’re back at work as if nothing happened. Those are the lucky ones. A good example is the White House staff last...

They’re officially called Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), but you probably know them as tiny houses. They’re small, carefully designed, tidy and, well, adorable. People are fascinated by these little houses for a lot of reasons. They’ve become part of the conversation about the housing crisis that has become a global...

A Deed can seem like an insignificant document, but without it, you can’t buy or sell a property. In the following example, the buyer hadn’t recorded the Deed, and the title remained in the owner’s name for nearly two decades. Nearly 20 years later, an unrecorded Deed surfaces This case study comes...

Jeff had been trying to sell a house he’s owned for 20 years. His realtor found a good buyer, but the preliminary title report showed that the man from whom he had purchased the property had a lien against it. The title company won’t issue title insurance for the new...

“Jason” came in to our Oakland office to change the title on a deed--a routine procedure that sometimes can be completed in a single day. Jason co-owned a home in the Oakland hills, and his name was on the deed along with those of his father and uncle, both deceased....