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Where PG&E Gas Lines Are in San Francisco

San Francisco has fortunately not been the site of a similar fire recently. However, the gas lines do run underground in the city, and it’s important to be aware of their locations as part of your due diligence when buying a home.

Wire Fraud Rampant in Real Estate Transactions

Exercise extreme caution when dealing with wired funds in a real estate transaction. Wire fraud is very much alive and well, and I’ve been hearing unfortunate stories from my colleagues recounting big money losses due to fraud activity.

Defer Paying Taxes with a 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange is an excellent option for investors looking to cash in on the San Francisco market. You can defer paying big capital gains taxes, move up to a bigger and better investment property, and build your wealth in the process.

New Law Requires Fidelity Bond Insurance for All HOAs

A new law took effect in 2019 that requires all homeowners associations (HOAs) to carry what’s called Fidelity Bond insurance. This policy basically protects the HOA from actions taken by board directors and officers, such as transferring money in and out of HOA accounts.