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Counteroffer Or Inquiry: The Words We Use Can Make A Difference
By David Hamerslough
November 18, 2020

SUPER-NASTY LAWSUITS
By Ronald R. Rossi
November 12, 2020

Does Late Acceptance Of An Offer Create An Enforceable Contract?
By David Hamerslough
October 16, 2020

Fires, Floods, Earthquakes, And Other Calamities: What Happens When They Occur During An Escrow?
By David Hamerslough
October 04, 2020

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors During a Pandemic?
By David Hamerslough
September 10, 2020

Notice Anything Different About The TDS?
By David Hamerslough
July 2, 2020

Marketing Gone Awry
By David Hamerslough
June 5, 2020

Thinking Of Evicting Your Commercial Tenant? Think Again
By Gabriel A. Rodriguez
May 15, 2020

Santa Clara County’s April 29 Order Re-Opens Construction, Real-Estate and Outdoor Businesses
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Gabriel Rodriguez, Esq.
May 11, 2020

New Shelter-In-Place (“SiP”) Order Addresses Some Of The COVID-19 Real Estate Issues Of The Last 30 Days; What To Consider In The Next 30 Days
By David Hamerslough
May 06, 2020

New “STANDARD” Forms Dealing With COVID-19
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq.
May 01, 2020

COVID-19 – LEGAL ISSUES
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Gabriel Rodriguez, Esq.
April 20, 2020

“Due To Unforeseen Circumstances, My Clients Are Cancelling The Contract”: revisiting some of the assumptions that have been made in the real estate market in the last 30 days
By David Hamerslough
April 3, 2020

Claims by the buyer that they have overpaid
By David Hamerslough
March 5, 2020

Deposit Disputes
By David Hamerslough
March 5, 2020

Rental Laws
By David Hamerslough
March 5, 2020

Partition: When Co-owners “Divorce”
By Rick Gullen
October 17, 2019

What A Homeowner Should Do And Consider Before Starting A Repair/renovation That Might Be Related To A Claim Against The Prior Owner
By David Hamerslough
October, 2019

“TLDR,” “IB,” And Other Messages The Modern Real Estate Practitioner Must Decipher
By David Hamerslough
September 17, 2019

Want To Know Everything About Your New Home? Just Ask The Neighbors
By Ron Rossi
September 3, 2019

What Action Must A Buyer And Seller Take To Reach Agreement On A Repair Request Using The PRDS Or C.A.R. Forms?
By David Hamerslough
August 20, 2019

You Probably Wouldn’t Think There Was Any Connection Between Foot-Massage Services and Real Estate Law …
By Ron Rossi
August 8, 2019

What A Homeowner Should Do And Consider When Water Gets Into Their Condo
By David Hamerslough
June, 2019

The Neighbor Said …
By David Hamerslough
May, 2019

The Duty To Learn
By David Hamerslough
April, 2019

Voluntary Transfers Of Real Estate And Their Impact On Your Standard CLTA Title Policy
By David Hamerslough
March, 2019

And The Nominees For Most Common Post-Close-Of-Escrow Non-Disclosure Claims In Residential Real Estate For 2018 Are…
February 13, 2019

Treasury Department Geographic Targeting Order Extended and Expanded
January 10, 2019

Buyer Beware- All Contracts Are Not Created Equal
December 13, 2018

New Laws Impacting Residential Real Estate
By David Hamerslough
November 9, 2018

New Law Requires Inspection of Decks and Balconies For Buildings With Three or More Multifamily Dwelling Units
By David Hamerslough
October 10, 2018

There Is A High Probability That I Will Be Bringing In An Offer Tomorrow That Will Make Everyone Happy
By David Hamerslough
September 4, 2018

To Send, or Not to Send – That Is The Question
By Ron Rossi
August 22, 2018

The Contract Has Been Cancelled: A Closer Look At One Common Real Estate Truism
By David Hamerslough
July 25, 2018

Treasury Department Geographic Targeting Order Extended
By David Hamerslough
July 11, 2018

But the Seller Lied…
By David Hamerslough
June 5, 2018

Additional Thoughts on Deposit Disputes
By David Hamerslough
May 5, 2018

California Family Wins $1.6 Million Lawsuit Against Landlord Over Bed Bug Infestation: Jury Finds Landlord Responsible
By Ron Rossi and Laurel Champion
April 12th, 2018

Revisiting the Consequences of Breaching a Contract
By David Hamerslough
March 13th, 2018

Buyer Questionnaires, Electronic Communications, and Discrepancies Between the MLS and Property Profiles
February, 2018

Is it Time to Reconsider the Buyer Questionnaire?
By David Hamerslough
January 9, 2018

Communicating With Clients And Other Agents: Revisiting An Old Subject
By David Hamerslough
December 1, 2017

Update From The Recent C.A.R. Meetings in San Diego
By David Hamerslough
November 15, 2017

Backing Out of a Non-Contingent Offer
By David Hamerslough
November 1st, 2017

PRDS To Release Revised Supplemental Seller’s Checklist
By David Hamerslough
October 10th, 2017

PRDS Releases Seller Advisory For Completing Disclosure Forms
By David Hamerslough
October 3rd, 2017

Bedbugs Take A Big Bite Out Of Seller
By Ronald R. Rossi/ Laurel M. Champion
September 19th, 2017

Sending Documents And Information – Suggested Practices
By David Hamerslough
August 22nd, 2017

What’s New With Team Names and Fictitious Business Names
By David Hamerslough
July 11th, 2017

Recent Developments In Tree Law
By Laurel M. Champion
June 21st, 2017

The Demise of the Section One Clearance
By David Hamerslough
June 13th, 2017

Who Pays Attorney’s Fees?
By Ronald R. Rossi
May 23rd, 2017

What’s New With PRDS Forms
By David Hamerslough
May 8th, 2017

Good Night – Sleep Tight – Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
March 27th, 2017

Remember, Very Little Is Standard When It Comes To “Standard Forms”
By Ronald R. Rossi
March 13th, 2017

Disclose, Disclose, Disclose … And Other Suggestions That A Seller Should Follow In Completing The TDS and SSC/SPQ
By David Hamerslough
February 13th, 2017

New California Laws Affecting Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
By David Hamerslough
January 9th, 2017

Towers, Toilets, and Other Highlights From Recent Legal Updates
By David Hamerslough
December 14th, 2016

Bed Bugs, Attorneys, and Attorneys’ Fees
By David Hamerslough
November 17th, 2016

Recent Revisions to the PRDS Counteroffer Form
By David Hamerslough
October 18th, 2016

Attorney Caught Coaching His Witness Under The Table
By Richard B. Gullen
October 4th, 2016

Will All-Cash Offers Still Be King?
By David Hamerslough
September 20th, 2016

Stage A Home To Sell, Not To Conceal
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel Champion
September 7th, 2016

Relative Bids May Not be Legal
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
August 17th, 2016

Can I Stop My Neighbor’s Addition From Blocking My View?
By David Hamerslough
August 9th, 2016

Deposit Disputes Arising out of Requests for Repairs
By David Hamerslough
July 13th, 2016

Top Tips For Buyers & Sellers
By Ronald R. Rossi & Laurel M. Champion
June 14th, 2016

Embracing a New Deal for America’s Cities: The Political Conversion of San Francisco’s Angelo J. Rossi
By Patricia E. Hill, PhD and Ronald R. Rossi, Esq.
June 8th, 2016

Request for Repairs: Be Careful What You Ask For
By David Hamerslough
June 8th, 2016

Who Sets the Standard?
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Laurel M. Champion, Esq.
June 1st, 2016

Going to Trial: It’s Often Necessary, But It’s Not for the Faint of Heart
By Laurel Champion and Ronald Rossi
May 18th, 2016

Flip or Flop: Some Things to Think About With Regard to a Remodeled/Renovated Home
By David Hamerslough
May 11th, 2016

How Seller Can Avoid Being Caught Between Two Buyers
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
May 4th, 2016

Agent or Attorney? Choosing the Right Expert for the Job
By Ronald R. Rossi
April 26th, 2016

Updates to the PRDS San Mateo County/Santa Clara County Advisory
By David Hamerslough
April 12th, 2016

Bad Neighbors: What do you have to disclose to a buyer when you’re selling a home?
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Laurel Champion, Esq.
March 30th, 2016

Specific Performance As Legal Strategy
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
March 17th, 2016

Wire Transfer Fraud & Cyber Security
March, 2016

Recent Revisions to the C.A.R. Purchase Agreement
February, 2016

What Every Property Owner Should Consider in View of El Nino
By David Hamerslough
January, 2016

Current Issues Regarding TRID, CLUE, and Electronic Signatures
By David Hamerslough
December, 2015

Disclose, Disclose, Disclose – Or Your Deal May Get Flushed Down The Drain
By Ronald R. Rossi
November, 2015

Buyers Who Backed Out Tripled Down on A Bad Bet
By Richard B. Gullen
November, 2015

The Consequences of Breaching A Contract
By David Hamerslough
November, 2015

Traps in Commercial Leases: Part 1 – Hidden Expenses, Costly Oversights
By Eric Gravink
October, 2015

No Easy Lessons on Easements
By Ron Rossi and Laurel Champion
October, 2015

Managing Property Without Your Broker’s Knowledge
By David Hamerslough
October, 2015

Attorneys’ Fees, Mediation, and Arbitration: How These Concepts Relate to Claims Involving Real Estate Licensees
By David Hamerslough
September, 2015

When Does As-Is Really Mean “As-Is?”
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
August, 2015

Claims and Releases
By David Hamerslough
August, 2015

Lawsuits Against Selling Agents In Today’s Market
By David Hamerslough
July, 2015

“Greed Often Makes One Poor”
By Ronald R. Rossi
July, 2015

Today’s Market and Lawsuits Against Listing Agents
By David Hamerslough
June, 2015

What Happened To The Mediation And Arbitration Clauses in the PRDS Listing Agreement?
By David Hamerslough
May, 2015

Enforcing Oral Agreements to Share Commissions
By David Hamerslough
April, 2015

How Fixtures, Fittings and Personal Property are Treated Under the Revised PRD’s and C.A.R. Contracts
By David Hamerslough
March, 2015

Additional Observations on the Revisions to the C.A.R. and PRDS Purchase Contracts
By David Hamerslough
February, 2015

Amended Disclosures Under the Revised PRD’s and C.A.R. Contracts
By David Hamerslough
January, 2015

Property Defects and You
By Ronald R. Rossi
January, 2015

Legal Updates – PRDS & C.A.R. Contract Changes
By David Hamerslough
December, 2014

Interference With Secondary Easements Does Not Require Physical Act
By Richard B. Gullen
October, 2014

A RAVID Or An AVID Is Not A Marketing Device
By David Hamerslough
September, 2014

New Law – Commercial Dual Agency
By Ron Rossi and Laurel Champion
August, 2014

Observations on a Seller’s Obligation to Provide a Completed TDS and SSC
By David Hamerslough
August, 2014

Protecting Your Commission In An Off-MLS Transaction
By David Hamerslough
July, 2014

Landlord’s Speech is Free, but Decision to Evict May Cost You
By Jill E. Fox
July 23, 2014

Is it a crime to be a dual agent?
By Ronald R. Rossi
July, 2014

The MLS, The Words We Choose, And The Transmission Of Information Regarding A Property
By David Hamerslough
June, 2014

No Double-Dipping: One Injury Means One Lawsuit
By Jill E. Fox
May 7, 2014

Talega Maintenance
By Jill E. Fox
May 7, 2014

Paying Close Attention Always Pays Off
By Ronald R. Rossi
April, 2014

The Language of Listening
By Deborah A. Hansen
April, 2014

Revisions to the TDS
By David Hamerslough
April 1, 2014

No Longer Fenced In After 150 Years
By Ronald R. Rossi
March 2014

Right to Repair
By Jill E. Fox
March 31, 2014

New Land Use Laws
By Richard Gullen
March 5, 2014

Flood Insurance Reform – What It Means To Buyers, Sellers, and Property Owners
By David Hamerslough
March, 2014

Seller Financing Under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act
By David Hamerslough
February, 2014

A Below Market Rate Purchase Option is an Exaction under the mitigation fee
By Richard Gullen
January 31,2014

A Question: Does My Neighbor Have To Pay For The Repair/Replacement Of Our Shared Fence?
By David Hamerslough
January, 2014

Landlords can be Vulnerable to Prescriptive Easement Claims
By Richard Gullen
October 21, 2013

Normal Business Hours for Real Estate Licensees
By David Hamerslough
October 17, 2013

Selling With A Tenant
By Ronald Rossi
September 27, 2013

Considerations for Salespersons Operating Under Team Names
By Laurel Champion
September 20, 2013

The “Whys” and “What Ifs” of Writing an Addendum
By David Hamerslough
September 13, 2013

Electronic Communications And Team Names: What The DRE Now Expects
By David Hamerslough
August 6, 2013

Observations On The Revised PRDS SSC
By David Hamerslough
July 16, 2013

Disclosure Duties to Visitors of Marketed Property
By David Hamerslough
June 10, 2013

“Pocket” Listings Can Pick your Pocket
By Ronald Rossi
May 28, 2013

Changes in The Vexatious Litigation Statute
By Laurel Champion
May 22, 2013

New Laws Protecting Tenants and Occupants After a Foreclosure
By Richard Gullen
May 9, 2013

PRDS Introduces New Advisory and Agreement to Exclude Listings From The MLS
By David Hamerslough
April 16, 2013

Are We In or Out of Contract?
By David Hamerslough
April 5, 2013

Recent Passage of Landlord/Tenant Laws
By Laurel Champion
April 1, 2013

Boundaries: The Straight Line Part II
By David Hamerslough
March 11, 2013

Recent Law Protects an Employee’s Social Media
By Laurel Champion
February 27. 2013

Boundaries: The Straight Line
By David Hamerslough
February 11, 2013

Fences: Myth, Reality, and The Law
By Hamerslough
January 18, 2013