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We continue our series this month with the last two steps of the commercial transaction escrow process. Revisit the first two steps here: Commercial Transactions 101 Part 1 STEP 3: Legal Impact of Commercial Transaction Escrow In residential transactions, the Federal law has setup RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This statute mandates sellers to make certain assurances to … [Read more...] about Commercial Transactions 101: Part 2
Last month we discussed the general difference between residential and commercial transactions. This month, we have a two part series on the overall Commercial Escrow Process. Between these two articles, we are looking to give you a comprehensive look at the commercial transaction process. Commercial transactions have less statutory protection than private ones. This is good and bad. The … [Read more...] about Commercial Transactions 101: Part 1
From a rare Picasso to a beautiful oil painting from a prominent Bay Area artist, artwork can be a source of beauty, pride, and occasionally- deception. Money changing hands without any intermediary can expose art buyers to a ton of risk. Artwork escrow is a solution to facilitate art transactions and protect both parties. Many pieces of popular or valuable art are subject to forgery, making … [Read more...] about Valuable Artwork and Escrows
Real estate transactions can be simple or a nightmare. However, the potential for drama goes up exponentially when we discuss selling or buying commercial property. Why? What are the differences? More than Two Parties Residential sales usually involve no more than two individuals on each side. Two buyers and two sellers is the most you see on almost all residential deals. Commercial … [Read more...] about Buying Commercial Property Securely
The home buying process in complex and has many moving parts. Chances you are your home buying process may be kind of confusing. How can you protect yourself from getting swindled out of money without receiving the actual home in return? Don't take risks when you’re purchasing a home, this is a large purchase. Before buying a home, be familiar with your budget, any potential issues with the … [Read more...] about Home Buying and Escrow
Have you heard the phrase "software escrow?" The best software usually comes from a team of clever computer science engineers. It’s an invention to the same degree that a new product is. Due to the increased necessity of quality software, it’s now vulnerable to theft and tampering. Also, since software is intellectual property, stealing it is considered an intellectual threat, which is a crime … [Read more...] about Do You Need Software Escrow?
This year, we registered for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because we wanted to take action and be More Than Pink™. At Bay Area Escrow, we want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of our fundraising efforts. Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 … [Read more...] about Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk
Buying the perfect domain name is a great start for any business. But what if the domain name of your dreams (or business plans) is already owned by someone else? When you search for your favorite registrar for the domain you want, it may come up unavailable. This can mean it’s privately owned, and unavailable for purchase on the open market. But that doesn’t have to be the end of it. You … [Read more...] about Buying a Valuable Domain Name for Your Business
Cryptocurrency transactions are new territory for many people. The smartest ways to use cryptocurrency, and safest ways to buy or sell with it, are all unfamiliar to most. But escrow is a solution that solves the risks of this tricky currency. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not legal US tender. Although they have value and are welcome in many places, you have no legal obligation to … [Read more...] about Should You Use Escrow for Cryptocurrency Transactions?