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Good-Faith Deposits – Can the Buyers Get Their Money Back?

We often receive calls from buyers and sellers who are a party to a residential purchase agreement that has been cancelled or is about to be cancelled.  The question on their minds is “who gets the good-faith deposit?”  One reason why this is on their mind...

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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Deed of Trust?

Most people would be surprised how frequently a homeowner discovers that there is an unexpected Deed of Trust (DOT) against their property.  Often times, the continued existence of the DOT is the result of a lender’s or trustee’s failure to reconvey...

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Rescission – Unwinding the Deal, No Matter the Cost

In today’s hot real estate market, buyers will purchase real property without contingencies.  While not advisable, many buyers believe that a non-contingent offer is the only way they can be competitive against other prospective purchasers.  When this is done, the...

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Easements – This Land is Your Land, But I Have Rights

Property is incredibly expensive. We have represented buyers and sellers for real property purchases throughout the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County, who want to ensure that everything is done properly and that the buyer has...

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