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Latest video published 9/3/2019

  • Eminent Domain, the Power to Tax and EscheatEminent Domain, the Power to Tax and Escheat

    A deeper dive into California’s four main constitutional powers

  • The Authority to LegislateThe Authority to Legislate

    Authority of the California legislature to enact laws regulating real estate activities.

  • Word-of-the-Week: Right of First RefusalWord-of-the-Week: Right of First Refusal

    A pre-emptive right held by another person to buy a property if the owner decides to sell.

  • Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 11Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 11

     Office Hours with Professor Bill is a multimedia learning experience covering fundamental real estate concepts. In Episode 11, Professor Bill responds to questions about: disclosure law; and agency duties and their limitations. And thus concludes the first semester of Office Hours with Professor Bill. See you all next semester!  

  • Word-of-the-Week: Liquidated damagesWord-of-the-Week: Liquidated damages

    A provision in a purchase agreement specifying the amount of money the seller will receive from the buyer if the buyer breaches the agreement.

  • American RuleAmerican Rule

    Examining the first link in the chain of title

  • Basics of California Real Estate LawBasics of California Real Estate Law

    The English and Spanish influence on the mechanics of California real estate law.

  • Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 10Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 10

     Office Hours with Professor Bill is a multimedia learning experience covering fundamental real estate concepts. In Episode 10, Professor Bill responds to questions about: advertising guidelines.

  • Word-of-the-Week: PlottageWord-of-the-Week: Plottage

    An increase in the value of a parcel of real estate when it is combined with another or multiple parcels under one ownership to form a plot with a higher and better use.

  • Word-of-the-Week: Rent skimmingWord-of-the-Week: Rent skimming

    Rent skimming occurs when, during their first year of ownership of a parcel of residential real estate, an investor receives rents from tenants and fails to apply the rents towards the mortgages encumbering the property, causing a mortgage delinquency and eventual foreclosure.