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Wire Fraud Crimes

Recently, we circulated a risk management tip regarding a recent increase in wire fraud instances. The California Department of Real Estate (“DRE”) has now published an article entitled, “Buyer, Seller, Real Estate Agents and Escrow-Holders BEWARE: Criminals are targeting your wire
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New Mortgage Fraud Concerns

Recently, Fannie Mae issued an alert to mortgage brokers operating in California regarding the use of false employment information by loan applicants. Specifically, Fannie Mae targeted Northern California and identified employers whose existence could not be verified by Fannie Mae on loan
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Question and Answer Regarding Handyman

Question: When can I hire a handyman versus a licensed general contractor?Answer: California Contractors’ State Licensing Board provides that the total cost, including labor and materials, for one (1) or more contracts on a single project require a contractors’ license if the cost is
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Increase in Fair Housing Complaints

In the last year, approximately 30,000 housing discrimination complaints were filed in the United States. This is a slight increase from the prior year. It is estimated that there are approximately 3.7 million offenses each year. The three (3) most common complaints are concerns relating to
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New CAR Forms

New CAR FormsIn June 2018, the California Association of Realtors will release the following new forms: Buyer Homeowner Association Advisory (“BHAA”); Disclosure Information Advisory (“DIA”); and the Tenant Flood Hazard Disclosure (“TFHD”). Please look for the
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