What is a Quitclaim Deed?

If you want to transfer a real estate property, or your ownership interest in one, to someone else, you do not need to hire a lawyer. Giving your son or daughter a house is not a complex, risky legal process, but lawyers will charge you for it as if you are trying to accomplish a business merger. If you need to transfer property to a person or entity through a quitclaim deed, you should still have this document professionally prepared. The best person to prepare quitclaim documents in California is a non-attorney legal document assistant; unlike paralegals, legal document assistants are professionally qualified to work independently of lawyers and law firms.

By |2020-06-14T16:12:18-07:00June 14th, 2020|Estate Planning, Real Property|0 Comments

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Hiring an attorney for a routine legal matter can cost you thousands of dollars of unnecessary costs. Luckily, A People's Choice has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with divorce, probate, adoption, and a plethora of legal proceedings. Read on to learn more about how you can hire an experienced registered legal document assistant and avoid hiring a costly attorney.

Changing Title on a House – How to Do it Right

If you need to change the title on a house, be confident you have handled all steps in the process correctly. It's always best to hire a professional to prepare a deed or other title transfer. Otherwise, with an improper deed, you might not have the ownership rights you believe you have. Worst yet, you might retain ownership responsibilities you think you no longer should have.

By |2019-07-06T19:30:13-07:00July 4th, 2019|Real Property|0 Comments

Title Changes and Reassessment of Real Property

Did the County Assessor reassess your real property due to a title change? The consequences of title changes and reassessment of real property are often overlooked and greatly misunderstood. Title changes of real property often occur when there is a sale or purchase, or by gift or inheritance. The transfer may be voluntary, involuntary, contract of sale, or the addition or removal of an owner. Keep in mind, payment for the title change is not required though the reassessment of real property may still occur.

By |2019-07-06T19:58:23-07:00June 30th, 2019|Real Property|0 Comments

How to Transfer Ownership of Real Property

In order to complete a transfer of real property, you must sign over ownership and legally transfer the property using some type of transfer deed. Once the deed is recorded in the proper county, you are essentially done. However, the process can be more complicated, especially if you fail to properly prepare the deed or include an incomplete legal description. In addition, it is possible to record an incorrect deed that fails to properly real property, and not be aware of the problem until it is too late.

By |2019-06-30T17:48:53-07:00June 29th, 2019|Real Property|0 Comments

How to Transfer Real Property Title

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to transfer real property title in California. In earlier days, title companies were able to prepare the necessary documents to transfer real property title. Nowadays, title companies no longer offer this service and often refer people to A People's Choice for this routine [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:14-08:00June 11th, 2017|Real Property|Comments Off on How to Transfer Real Property Title

How to Transfer Real Property Title

If you need to transfer real property title in California, you will be pleased to know that the process is quite simple with the right help. Property deeds are used to memorialize the transfer in the County Recorder's office. In the past, title companies offered the services of preparing deeds. Over the years, that service [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:19-08:00April 28th, 2017|Real Property|1 Comment

Transfer on Death Deed vs Living Trust for Estate Planning

When considering estate planning, real property owners often find themselves comparing a transfer on death deed vs living trust. A transfer on death deed and a living trust are both great estate planning tools to use when transferring real property to loved ones. Both tools allows the grantor to own and manage the property while [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:37-08:00October 19th, 2016|Estate Planning, Real Property|Comments Off on Transfer on Death Deed vs Living Trust for Estate Planning

How to Foreclose on a Deed of Trust

Most people finance the purchase of their home by borrowing money from a bank or mortgage company. Sometimes a family member or friend is the lender. In fact, it is not uncommon for family members to loan money to one another. If a loan is a large amount, the lender may want to secure the [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:37-08:00October 1st, 2016|Real Property|Comments Off on How to Foreclose on a Deed of Trust