Earnest Money

In property negotiations, a deposit furnished by a buyer to demonstrate genuine intent in completing the purchase of a property. This deposit can, if the offer is accepted, be held by the seller’s representative and applied to the buyer’s portion of the remaining costs. Conversely, the earnest deposit will be returned to the buyer should the offer not be accepted or if certain agreed upon contingencies are not met. Deposit amounts can vary depending on regions and markets. Also called “earnest payment” or “good-faith deposit.”

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Frequently Asked Questions
If someone is in the property after I become owner how do I get them out?

You should consult an attorney; however you can ask them, offer them money or sue them for "Unlawful Detainer", an eviction action. Your legal counsel can advise as to cost and time frames.

Foreclosure Statistics
2009 To 2014 Foreclosure Statistics for San Luis Obispo County, California

This document details the number of Notice of Defaults, Notice of Sales, and Trustee's Deeds filed in San Luis Obispo County, CA from January 2009 through 2014. For review of data prior to 2009 please contact our office.

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