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Does the seller have to do anything to qualify forexemptions? Yes. The seller will be required to sign astatement under penalty of perjury to establish eligibility forthe exemption.Can the seller apply to the Franchise Tax Board for anexemption? The law allows applications for reducedwithholding ...
04/01/2011
When did withholding start for California residents?The withholding law applies to dispositions of California realestate by both residents and non-residents which close on andafter January 1, 2003. Previously, withholding was onlyrequired of non-resident sellers.Why was this withholding law enact...
03/31/2011
Phone Numbers and do not call in a farm We have the best and most accurate data available and at times can even supply you with phone numbers.  We actually have a field or flag in our data set that says the number is or isn't on the Federal Government's Do Not Call list. It is so important for r...
02/25/2010
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Data can be provided from the basics of Name, address, city, state and zip for mailing purposes.  Along with this site or mailing address, we can provide bedroom, bathroom, garage, stories, year purchased.  The data can get quite complicated with assessor parcel number, Thomas brothers map and gr...
02/24/2010
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Hi everyone, I would like to recommend valuable ways to use title insurance data in your business that can help both of us and ultimately assist the consumer with their home purchase or sale.  Let's start by defining a farm - a geographical area of homeowners that you would like to target for you...
02/23/2010
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Broker: This is the person who represents the buyer/seller during a real property transaction. When buying or selling real estate in California through a broker, you are protected by dealing with a party who is operating under state license. Escrow: This means to deposit money and documents with...
02/21/2010
What is the fee for the escrow service? The escrow fee is normally based on the size and complexity of the transaction. Since there are so many types of escrows and every transaction is different, there are no set fees. Usually the escrow fee is divided in accordance with the agreement of the pa...
02/20/2010
What happens at the closing? When instructions of all parties to the escrow have been carried out, the closing can take place. All outstanding funds are collected at this time and all costs must be paid. Title to the property, whether real or personal, will then be transferred. All specified doc...
02/20/2010
The instructions are ready...now what? When the escrow instructions have been prepared, read them carefully to determine that they are complete and properly reflect your total agreement. If you have any questions or corrections, discuss them with the escrow holder before signing. Once the instru...
02/19/2010
What is escrow? Escrow is a service which provides the public with a means of protection in the handling of funds and/or documents. Escrow enables the buyer and the seller to transact business with each other through a neutral party, thereby minimizing their risk. In the escrow, all parties invo...
02/18/2010
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