How do I find out if property taxes are paid as well as fire insurance? And should I pay those?

A quick telephone call to the Tax Collector’s office can tell you if taxes are current. To find out about insurances may take investigating if you are not listed as an additional insured on an existing policy. Possibly you are receiving notices from the insurance company and have contact information; maybe you can ask the owner of the property; or if you suspect there is no insurance it might be wise to place your own and have us make note of it as an advance to protect your interest.

Generally, we would recommend payment. Advances by the lender to pay taxes and insurance are allowable and chargeable to the borrower.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost? Are Trustee Fees regulated by statute?

A maximum fee of 1% of the principal amount due on the loan (plus costs) is allowed by statute. However, our fees are negotiable. Please contact us for a quote. We typically require a deposit of 1/3 of the amount on recording the Notice of Default, 1/3 on recording the Notice of Trustee Sale and the final 1/3 on conducting the Trustee Sale. In addition, there are costs incurred of title, mailing, posting the property and publication of notices. These fees vary and are typically between $500 - $1,500, depending on the amount of the note and required mailings. These fees are all chargeable to the borrower. If they reinstate the loan or payoff the loan our fees are included so you are reimbursed.

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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