Homeowners associations and condominium communities are popular choices for many residents of California. People who are considering buying into one of these common interest community options should become fully informed about the special features of this type of housing, which may involve periodic substantial increases in costs. Satisfied residents Residents in common interest communities were […]

The IRS designates certain companies as qualifying for real estate investment trust status (REIT). REITs are essentially mutual funds that invest in commercial real estate, wherein individual investors earn a share of the income produced by this real estate without having to buy actual pieces of commercial property. Created in the 1960s, REITs were intended […]

If you are a purchaser of real estate in California, there are a wide range of issues that can give rise to a legal dispute regarding your property. You may find yourself involved in a condo dispute, a commercial real estate issue or even a resort property litigation. While the type of real estate involved […]

California has experienced a recent surge in the value of residential real estate. Especially along the coast, home prices are up, due to a variety of factors. Prop 13 has kept property taxes low, meaning homeowners have less incentive to sell. Investors took advantage of the crash to buy property relatively cheaply and convert homes […]

Smart Business magazine observes that commercial landlords are, generally, sophisticated, attentive and in business to rent commercial space. Their reputations are at stake and they typically desire to keep their tenants satisfied. Sometimes, however, disputes arise between a commercial tenant and its landlord. If the dispute cannot be resolved quickly and informally, a California commercial […]