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Latest video published 9/3/2019

  • 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.

  • Referral Fees Between BrokeragesReferral Fees Between Brokerages

    Compensation for a referral by or between brokers permitted under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

  • Word-of-the-Week: Land Sales ContractWord-of-the-Week: Land Sales Contract

       What is a land sales contract? A land sales contract is a form of alternative documentation for a carryback sale. A basic land sales contract is an agreement to convey title to the buyer only when the buyer fully satisfies the dollar amount remaining unpaid on the purchase price. When using land sales ...

  • Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 9Office Hours with Professor Bill: Episode 9

     Office Hours with Professor Bill is a multimedia learning experience covering fundamental real estate concepts. In Episode 9, Professor Bill responds to questions about: application of anti-discrimination practices; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

  • RESPA Controls Indirect KickbacksRESPA Controls Indirect Kickbacks

    Prohibited indirect kickbacks provided by third-party service providers in exchange for referrals from brokers or agents