Purchasing Property Beware Blog Series

Camille Rogers

by Camille Rogers on November 18, 2013

in First Time Home Buyer, Legal Update, Real Estate Law

We know that buying a home can be a very stressful process that consists of plenty of unclear aspects. In an effort to educate our network, we hope that you find this series of blogs helpful in your pursuit of purchasing your dream property. Here are a few articles that our knowledgeable attorneys have written regarding this topic. If you think you may have a real estate legal matter and are seeking legal representation, call us at (650) 327 2900 x 10 or visit us on the web at www.BrewerFirm.com


By: Julia M. Wei, Esq. (Click image for bio)

3 Things to Watch for When Buying Into an HOA

1. CC&R’s Contain Rules That Could Cramp Your Lifestyle. When a buyer is handed a thick stack of documents from the property management company and faced with just a few days to remove the inspection contingency, it’s tempting to avoid reading these poorly photocopied, blurry, text-dense pages. Don’t avoid…


By: Simon Offord, Esq. (Click image for bio)

Look Out! Two Things to Watch Out for in a Builder’s Purchase Agreement

Most home sales in Northern California use standardized forms for the purchase agreement. For example, realtors in the Bay Area typically use either the CAR (California Association of Realtors) or PRDS (Peninsula Regional Data Service) forms. The PRDS forms are commonly used in Palo Alto, San Mateo, and other peninsula cities.

Most real estate agents, real estate attorneys, and other involved in the industry are familiar with the standardized forms, and thus know what to look for and what to negotiate in the agreements. However…

What is this “Easement” Thing in my Preliminary Report?

Buying a home can be a very exciting time, and for most people the biggest investment in their lives. Therefore, it is very important to make sure you know everything you can about the property prior to completing the deal.

During the course of the purchase, the buyer will be presented with many sources of information about the property. One such source of information is…

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