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When Contractors Aren’t Licensed, Property Owners May Face Liability

By Jon Alan Enochs |

When you’re rehabilitating an investment property, you have to be careful not to put more money into the renovations than you can expect to make from a subsequent sale. This often means shopping for contractors who can do the job well on a reasonable budget. This balancing of capability with budget concerns leads some… Read More »

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What Happens if a Seller Refuses to Close Escrow?

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Perhaps you’ve been searching for the ideal property to purchase for months, and you’ve finally landed on a house that is in the location you want and is priced fairly. Your offer was accepted, and you’ve made it through weeks of escrow, only to encounter a seller who refuses to close escrow. This is… Read More »

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Avoiding Lawsuits over Construction Defects

By Jon Alan Enochs |

If you’re renovating a home for resale, it’s important that construction projects are completed correctly, but also that they’re completed quickly. After all, until the home is resold, you and any potential investors won’t see any returns on your substantial investment. However, if speed or reduced costs are prioritized over the quality of materials… Read More »

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Planning on Flipping a Home in California? Here are 3 Important Legal Issues You Should Understand First

By Jon Alan Enochs |

If you’re planning on investing in real estate by purchasing and flipping a home, there are certain legal issues that could throw a wrench into your resale plans. Read on to learn about three of these potential legal issues for California house flippers, and contact a knowledgeable San Diego real estate attorney with any… Read More »

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Investing in Real Estate through a HUD Home Purchase

By Jon Alan Enochs |

As a real estate investor, your goal is to make the biggest possible return on your investment dollar, which may require you to get creative in finding new properties in which to invest. Some investors have had good luck investing in HUD homes. Purchasing a HUD home as an investment involves an entirely different… Read More »

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Easement Rights in California

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Imagine that you’ve recently bought a piece of real estate in San Diego. While visiting the property after a purchase, you’re started to notice that a stranger is walking through your property. Upon further investigation, you learn that your neighbor has a legal right to cross through your property to access their own, using… Read More »

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Finding Mold in a Potential Property Purchase

By Jon Alan Enochs |

There are few issues in a home or building that can send potential buyers running quite like mold. Home buyers and real estate investors have been taught that mold is a major liability and should be avoided at all costs. But is this always true? Read on to learn more about the potential risks… Read More »

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Buying a House with Unpermitted Additions: Is It a Good Idea?

By Jon Alan Enochs |

When adding on or renovating a portion of a California home, owners are often required to obtain permits for this type of construction. Obtaining a permit can be a costly and time-consuming process. The process can be especially complex for California homeowners who face added regulations relating to earthquake readiness or California Coastal Commission… Read More »

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How do California Property Owners Resolve Real Estate Boundary Disputes?

By Jon Alan Enochs |

One of the most basic facts about a property is the boundary line that separates that property from others. We assume that decades-old title documents or boundary fences are an accurate depiction of property boundaries, but we may discover after purchasing property that the true lines are not what they previously appeared to be…. Read More »

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Six Things California Buyers Need to Know about Requesting Repairs

By Jon Alan Enochs |

As a real estate investor, you’re looking for a property that will provide a good return on your investment, but you still want the purchase to constitute a good deal. Sometimes, this involves buying a property that isn’t move-in ready at the time of purchase. Nevertheless, when there are problems with a newly-purchased property… Read More »

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