Thursday, February 21, 2008

Upcoming Court Date!

Upcoming Court Date
February 26, 2008
14451 Sayre Street ~ Sylmar, California
3+1 Single Family house on a large corner lot.
Perfect for an investor or someone looking to Save and Fix!
Opening Bid: $315,500
Court location: Van Nuys Court House
6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys - Department: A
For further information
please visit our website or call the office at 310.777.2858

Friday, February 15, 2008

Probate Real Estate Sale vs. Trustee Sale

What is the difference between a Probate Real Estate Sale and a Trustee Sale?

The recent news regarding real estate sales has buyers' heads spinning. One of the things that we have noticed is that buyers are very confused on the difference between a Probate Real Estate Sale with court confirmation and a Trustee Sale.

The main difference is that when you purchase a piece of real estate through a Probate Court proceeding the buyer will receive CLEAR title.

When a property is purchased at a Trustee Sale the buyer takes title subject to liens. For example, if the prior owners are delinquent on their property taxes, that lien will become the obligation of the purchaser of the property. The lien will not be brought current through the Trustee Sale.

Please be aware that prior to purchasing any property you need to understand what, if any, liabilities you may be assuming.

The Sanborn Team works on taking the mystery out of Real Estate.
Please call us at 310-777-2858 or visit our website

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Buying Probate & Trust Real Estate

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're thinking about buying your first home - especially when it's a probate or trust real estate property. But, armed with some information about the trust and probate purchasing process and a great real estate agent to assist you with years of experience, you will soon be well on your way to home ownership.

Here are some tips for first-time buyers:

  1. Your Agent is Your Ally: your real estate agent will help you understand every step in the process of buying your first home and will guide you, from beginning to end. Your agent represents your interests in your home search, in negotiations, and throughout the sale and escrow process.

  2. Take Time. Ask Questions: Remember, when it comes to your house, there are no stupid questions. If you have concerns, don't understand something, or need more information about any aspect of the real estate process, your agent will help you. Your agent should be informed and available to answer any questions you may have.

  3. It IS complicated! It’s easy to feel concerned, intimidated or nervous about the whole buying process, but don't worry, everyone is! Real estate transactions are complex and it's important to work with an experienced real estate agent.

  4. Renter's Reality: The money you're putting in your landlord's pocket is only helping your landlord buy more property! You could be putting your money toward building equity for your future.

Although probate and trust real estate properties tend to be more complex than the traditional sale, as long as you work with an experienced agent, you will be successful in the transaction.

This is why it's crucial to work with real estate agents who are experts in assisting buyers and sellers in probate and trust transactions.

We are your probate and trust real estate experts! Visit our website at or call us at 310-777-2858 to find out more!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Meeting

As sponsors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Elder Law Section,
we would like to remind you of a wonderful upcoming program.

Speaker: Randy M. Spiro

Topic: Pitfalls in Dealing with Successor Trustees as the Elderly Client becomes Incapacitated

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2008

Registration: 12pm

Presentation: 12:30-1:30pm

As your Probate & Trust Real Estate Specialists, we will continue to support our clients!

For further information about probate and trust real estate, please visit our website at