Home Laws & Taxes
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- California home sales pulled back in June as home prices continued to climb, with most regions posting healthy double-digit year-over-year gains and the statewide median price maintaining above the $400,000 mark for the third straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported.
Torrance, CA - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Andrew M. Ouvrier has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks (Pircher) as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Ouvrier, who brings over 11 years of experience in real estate transactions, specifically in connection with office and retail leasing, will join the firm’s real estate practice
Torrance, CA - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- John H. Irons, a partner of national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, has been honored with the 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star award for his extraordinary dedication to client relations. The award is given to an elite group of attorneys recognized nationally for their exceptional service.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Final Components of California Homeowner Bill of Rights...
SACRAMENTO, CA - September 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the final parts of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
WASHINGTON, DC - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) joined her colleagues in the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) on the floor of the House of Representatives urging the Speaker to immediately renew tax incentives for wind energy. The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) provides an income tax credit for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by a renewable energy source, including wind, and has been a key factor in the expansion of clean energy over the last decade.
LOS ANGELES, CA - August 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A bill sponsored by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) that closes an important loophole in an applicant’s experience requirements for a real estate broker’s license has been signed into law
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that the Homeowner Bill of Rights, which will protect homeowners and borrowers during the mortgage and foreclosure process, was signed into law today by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Pelosi, Speier Request Justice Department Examination into Possible Violations of Federal Law in San...
Washington, D.C. - February 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Jackie Speier sent a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting he direct the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to examine whether any violations of Federal law occurred in the processing of foreclosures in San Francisco
Torrance, CA - January 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael Seiden has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in its Los Angeles office. Seiden is an addition to Pircher’s real estate department.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA - December 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- From rental restrictions to electric vehicles and electronic meeting notices, Californians living in homeowners associations will see several new laws governing their communities starting January 1. According to the California Association of Community Managers, one out of every three Californians lives in a homeowners association.
Washington, D.C. - September 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Boxer (D-CA) today praised the announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that it will work to identify and reduce barriers to refinancing for millions of American homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but underwater on their homes.
Torrance, CA - August 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Prior to joining Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, Giselle was an associate with O’Donnell & Associates. She was a trial attorney focused on complex business litigation with a proven ability in intellectual property, class action, real estate, white-collar criminal, antitrust, appellate and environmental litigation. While there, she first-chaired and won a breach of contract case. In addition, Roohparvar has also held associate and research associate positions at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, respectively.
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) applauds Gov. Jerry Brown on signing SB 458 (Corbett) into law. SB 458 extends the protections of SB 931 (2010), to ensure that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept the agreed upon short sale payment as payment in full of the outstanding balance of all loans.
La Jolla, CA - July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Southern California home sales last month shot up more than usual from May to the highest level for any month since June 2010, when the market got its last big boost from homebuyer tax credits. Sales of lower-cost homes, driven by investors and first-time buyers, and even high-end sales continued to outshine traditional move-up activity in middle price ranges, a real estate information service reported.
Los Angeles, CA - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez today announced completion of the decline in value review of homes in Los Angeles County. The annual review included all properties that had been granted a decline-in-value assessment for the 2010 assessment year as well as single-family homes or condominiums located in areas that continue to experience declines in the real estate market.
San Francisco, CA - May 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced a proposed $248 million bond measure for the November 2011 ballot that will repave streets and eliminate potholes in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco and seismically strengthen and repair deteriorating bridges, overpasses and staircases, all without raising property tax rates and subject to independent oversight and regular audits. Recommended as part of the citywide Ten-Year Capital Plan to improve and invest in the City’s infrastructure, the Road Repaving & Street Safety Bond will also improve streetscapes for pedestrian and bicyclist safety, improve traffic flow on local streets and install sidewalk and curb ramps to meet the City’s obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The measure is co-sponsored by Supervisors David Chiu and Scott Weiner with Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Eric Mar, and Ross Mirkarimi also signing on.
Torrance, CA - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Shelby Q. McMahon has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as an associate. Based in the Los Angeles office, she focuses on various aspects of property transactions such as acquisitions, sales and financing.
Advocates Call on Federal Regulators to Withdraw Consent Decree, Hold Banks Accountable for Illegal...
San Francisco, CA - April 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have drafted consent decrees with the nation’s largest mortgage servicers that would purportedly improve their foreclosure practices. These legal agreements represent an inadequate attempt by regulators to address illegal servicing practices that have caused countless people to lose their homes.
Los Angeles, CA - December 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez today reminded property owners who may have been affected by the recent storms to contact his office as soon as possible for information about potential tax relief if rain, mud or related damage amounts to $10,000 or more.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- San Bernardino County Assessor Dennis Draeger announced today that property tax relief will be available for victims of last week’s devastating floods that have ravaged San Bernardino County. According to news reports, many structures have either been destroyed or suffered extensive damage as a result of flooding in many areas of San Bernardino County