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  This is just a quick update, you may have seen it already, but you may want to be aware of it if you have clients facing foreclosure or short sale.  There are new rights which will go into effect on January 1, 2013 which are set forth in the "CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS" This law seeks...
08/10/2012
Criminal convictions sometimes occur, even to good people.  When a real estate licensee, or applicant for an original real estate license is convicted of a crime (for example rape, arson, robbery, burglary, DUI, shoplifting, embezzlement, etc.) whether a felony or misdemeanor, such persons need ...
08/02/2012
                            From time to time a DRE licensed broker or sales agent may receive a subpoena from the California Department of Real Estate (“DRE”) usually pursuant to a DRE investigation.  The question then becomes, what do I do with the subpoena?  Forst, what is a subpoena?Accordin...
07/31/2012
California Business and Professions Code Section 10141.6 There is a new law in California starting July 1, 2012 that applies to all California real estate brokers who conduct real estate escrow activities in California and meet the escrow threshold.   Brokers who are exempt from the Escrow Law (...
07/22/2012
For those who have not heard of this by now, there is a new law (California Sentate Bill 510 which adds sections 10164 and 10165 to the Business and Professions code in California) which allows a California real estate broker to appoint a real estate licensee to be a branch office or division ma...
07/22/2012
If you are in the State of California and you DO NOT HAVE A CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LICENSE, according to the California Department of Real Estate you are engaged in unlincensed activity.  The DRE considers loan modification activity (soliciting and negotiating loan modifications) to be a license...
07/22/2012
  Everyone is on the web, and trying to beef up their web presence.  Real Estate brokers are starting new companies, forming new DBA's, launching new websites and blgos, and opening branch offices.  Additionally, there are companies from other states franchinsing and/or expanding into California....
07/16/2012
THIS IS ANOTHER OLDER BLOG I FAILED TO PUBLISH EARLIER. If you hate reading and want to jump to the Vondran Legal Hour Internet Real Estate Radio Show to hear the details of the $25 billion attorney general mortgage settlement click here. THE FOLLOWING IS GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION ONLY.   I HAVE ...
07/16/2012
CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA FORECLOSURE RIGHTS UPDATE FROM ATTORNEY STEVE - THIS IS GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION ONLY AND NOT LEGAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE.  THE LAW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.   An interesting Truth in Lending (“TILA”) case came out of Alabama District Court recently.  The cas...
07/16/2012
    California real estate brokers often call us to discuss audits, investigations, and accusations they are facing with the California Department of Real Estate (“DRE”). One of the issues that comes up in audits and investigations is the brokers duty to keep and maintain records of their real es...
07/16/2012
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