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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Brokerage & Mediation Services
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California Landlord wants an additional one year lease, tenant does not. Lease is due to expire. Both landlord and tenant get into a physical fight. Tenant ends up in hospital. $6,000 in medical bills. DA is investgating. Message, walk away in a heated dispute, refresh, regroup. Jim W Hildreth Me...
06/29/2012
    Real Estate Disputes come in all shapes and sizes. The seller disclosed the basement leaked a half a inch and the realty is the basement fills to 4 feet in the winter. The homeowner did not disclose that the septic system is on the neighbors property. The landlord and tenant are fighting over...
12/17/2011
The following 2011 law may be of value to California agents.   Landlord-Tenant AB 1800 (eff. Jan. 1, 2011)Unlawful renting of residential dwelling   Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for a person to claim ownership or take possession of someone else's residential property for the purpose of ren...
11/23/2011
The following case covers the Topic of Civil Fraud Judgement not sufficient to Suspend CA Brokers License. (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1494 An employee of appellant The Grubb Company, Inc. (Grubb), a licensed real estate brokerage firm, represented both parties in negotiations for the sale of a reside...
11/19/2011
Real Esate Mediation Services offers Alternative Dispute Resolution in the area of real estate disputes. With 2 offices, Oakland & Sonora, CA, we offer Mediation to those in conflict. We are neutral and do not take sides or positions, but understand the complexeties of real estate. Buyer Seller d...
11/19/2011
I will be attending as a Real Estate Mediator. New Developments in Landlord-Tenant Law Jim W Hildreth #MediatorLocation: Alameda County Bar Association, Suite 200, 70 Washington Street, Oakland.Description: Landlord-tenant law is constantly changing. This program will discuss new cases and statut...
10/25/2011
As a Mediator, who's focus is real estate disputes, we often see mediation's involving Deposit Disputes.   This dispute involves over $50,000 sitting in escrow for the past 1.5 years, zero interest is being collected.   I look forward in meeting the buyer & seller, and act in the capacity of acti...
10/25/2011
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I just love when buyers call the listing agent and the first thing they say is "I have a agent, or I cant find my agent, will you show me the property"   I also say in a polite manner if you have a agent "work with them", they always seem frustrated with my response.   Stick with your agent or fi...
10/25/2011
As a Mediator, who offers Alternatve Dispute Resolution, or mediation, I'm preparing a upcoming mediation that involves a lender going after the borrower for loan fraud. The law suit has been filed and I was chosen by the California Superior Court to act as a mediator. The attorney representing t...
08/16/2011
  The most significant thing you can do at a mediation is listen. Listening is an art in and of itself. Try and hear what the complainant is saying. ferret out the facts from the complainant's emotions. Determine in your own mind whether the person speaking is believable. What this means is you h...
06/14/2011
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