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Placentia man dies when car struck by train December 9, 2012

My condolences to the family of the man who died today when his car was struck by the train. I cross these tracks nearly once a day in my travels for real estate. Let this serve as a reminder for all of us who travel near the rail road tracks along Orangethorpe to be extremely cautious when crossing.  Remember, they DO NOT sound their horns when traveling through this section of town unless it's an...

2012 Laws Affecting Tenant Rights, Taxes, Appraisals, Small Claims Court and More

2012 New Real Estate Laws **I'm not an attorney and don't give legal advice, but this information was provided to us via the California Association of Realtors and I wanted to pass it on.** SB 837: Sellers Disclosing Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures *Effective January 1, 2012, the Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) will include a checkbox in Section A for the seller to disclose whether the property...

New California Bill Signed by Jerry Brown Protects California Homeowners who decide to Short Sale their Property with 2nd or Junior Liens

New California Debt Forgiveness Bill stops All Lenders from Pursuing Borrowers After an Approved Short Sale Breaking news about short sales. Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law that will have a profound effect on the short sale industry: Previously, SB 931 and Civil Code 580e prevented first mortgage lenders from pursuing a seller for a deficiency after a short sale. However, holders of second or...

Bankruptcy – Foreclosure – Is Filing for Bankruptcy Right for You? An Interview with Attorney Bill Constantino

This 30 Minute interview offers some insightful information for those considering bankruptcy.  We discuss some of the basic fundamentals and the myths associated with bankruptcy. Listen to internet radio with Aaron Zapata on Blog Talk Radio   Guest: William D. Constantino Attorney At Law XEROX Centre 1851 E. First Street Suite 900 Santa Ana, CA...

HomeHelpOC.com – If you need help for your situation Short Sale – Loan Modification – Refinancing

In this radio show I interview Todd Burns, owner and creator of www.HomeHelpOC.com, an online resource that provides accurate and valuable information for homeowners who are going through tough economic times and who need to find a solution to their specific situation. The interview is informative and provides an insider look at the options available today. Listen to internet radio with Aaron Zapata on...

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