Homeownership Information


Community Property, Joint Tenancy, Homesteads, Title Insurance, Short Sale information and more.

Click on the links below to learn about important property ownership topics:

Common ways to Hold Title in California

Community Property vs. Joint Tenancy

Why Lenders require Title Insurance

20 Reasons for Title Insurance

Property Taxes – A Guide to Proposition 8

Property Tax Calendar for California

Trust Deeds and Reconveyances, who are the players?

What is a Homestead Declaration?

More on the Homestead Declaration

Did you know on Short Sale Transactions . . .

Short Sale Alerts – be on the lookout for . . .


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Joint Tenancy vs. Community Property

Most California married couples own their homes as “joint tenants,”  because they want the surviving spouse to own the entire home, without any formal court ...