What Kind of Deed Do You Have? Part III

This is the third in a three-part series on the different types of deeds you may encounter. Deeds are the instruments used when property is transferred from one owner to another in California, and the type of deed you have can affect when and how you can sell your property—so it’s worth understanding what you’ve … Read more


What Kind of Deed Do You Have? Part II

Last week, I reviewed the most common types of deeds: grant deeds and quit-claim deeds. In California, deeds are the instruments used to transfer of property from one owner to another. The type of deed you have can affect when and how you can sell your house—so it’s worth understanding what you’ve got. The types … Read more


What Kind of Deed Do You Have? Part I

Deeds are the instruments used when property is transferred from one owner to another in California. Deeds include the name(s) of the buyer and seller and a legal description of the property, among other information, and it’s best if they are  recorded in the county where the property is located so the title (ownership) to … Read more


What Exactly is an Escrow and What Should I Know About It?

If you don’t buy a lot of property and you are not in the real estate business, chances are you don’t know much about the escrow process—which is fine unless you’re buying a house. Escrow is the neutral place where legal documents pertaining to property ownership and money to pay for that property remain safe … Read more