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How to Avoid Real Estate Fraud: Suggestions for Buyers and Sellers

How to Avoid Real Estate Fraud: Suggestions for Buyers and Sellers Our Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyers have seen all sorts of real estate scams over the years that result in litigation.  Through experience dealing with real estate fraud and unscrupulous buyers and sellers we have a few tips to offer: Suggestions If You Are A Buyer Sellers engage in many types of scams.  One of the most basic types of scams is attempting to sell property that the seller does not own or that has undisclosed encumbrances or liens.  For a buyer, one of the most important things to examine during a purchase and sale transaction is the preliminary title report.  The title report gives a clear picture of recorded title and the type

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Posted in Lis Pendens, Non-Disclosure, Real Estate Fraud

Effect of a Civil Fraud Judgment On Your Life

Consumers and businesses come across deceptive behavior in the regular course of their dealings.  Some deceptive behavior is actionable, especially when a victim suffers financial or legal damages as a result.  A victim of such behavior can turn to the courts for relief from these damages under a cause of action for fraud.  However, proving fraud requires specific items of evidence under a higher burden of proof.  A judgment for fraud can have very longstanding implications for personal and professional dealings.  As such, courts are careful to make sure there is sufficient evidence to substantiate a claim of fraud. Fraud can be either civil or criminal.  Civil fraud involves a misrepresentation of the truth to persuade another to act a certain way.  The misrepresentation must

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Zachary Schorr quoted in First Time Home Buyer’s Guide

Lead real estate attorney Zachary D. Schorr was recently quoted in an article appearing in a First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide.  The article is entitled “An Appraising Eye”.  Click here for a copy of the article.  The article deals with the role appraisals play in the home buying process. Buying a home can be tricky.  Knowing the ins and outs of appraisals and appraisal contingency can be a key to making any real estate purchase and sale transaction go smoothly.  Our Los Angeles based real estate lawyers know what it takes to give both the buyer and seller the greatest flexibility or a lack of flexibility (depending on whether you are the buyer or seller) in dealing with purchase and sale transactions.   Zach SchorrMore Posts – Website

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Los Angeles Real Estate Attorney: Purchase and Sale Dispute

As a Los Angeles real estate attorney, one of the most common types of real estate disputes we see are purchase and sale disputes.   One of the first determinations we have to make is whether the non-disclosure issue is the result of fraud or negligence.  This is important because some types of negligence claims, like negligence claims against the listing agent, carry a shorter statute of limitations.   Often times, we are able to allege both fraud and negligence as alternative theories of liability but it is always important to try to determine the seller’s or the seller’s agent’s knowledge level before initiating an action against either of them. One way to to determine the seller’s and seller’s agent’s knowledge is to look at

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Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on the Dr. Phil Show

Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on ABC’s Nightline

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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