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First Time Home Buyer


For first time homebuyers following tips are the most important steps when buying a home:

Now the right mix of attractive listing prices, tax credits, improved financing and a wide choice of properties seems to be attracting the first time home buyers.

- Research Your Market. The real estate market is so localized that prices among similar homes vary greatly even between neighboring towns. All real estate is localized and the key to a successful purchase is to know the market. Buy a home in an area that works for you and your family best.

- Make a list of what you want. Let your realtor know your criteria in order to find homes that meet your needs. You can go to to view homes that fit your specifications. This will give you an idea of what is possible in your price range and in the location you prefer.

- Get pre-approved. There are different home ownership programs available.

Although not a final loan commitment, a pre-approval letter can be shown to listing brokers when you are bidding on a home. It demonstrates your financial strength and shows that you have the ability to go through with a purchase. Lenders can be found on our website,

- Make a decision. Once you find the best home that fits your needs, take action. Homebuyers often hesitate, and this could mean you miss the best home that meets your needs. If you have chosen a good mortgage broker and a sharp realtor, you should have the facts to make the right decision. Finding homes for sale is easier than before.

First time home buyers are able to get the best loan types. There are different kind of properties to buy, homes, townhomes, condos, multi-Family, single family homes in different areas in different price points.

Some of the San Diego’s zip codes: 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92064, 92067, 92131. Home values are changing depending on the areas. Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, Poway, Rancho Santa Fe.

First time homebuyers, more than any other demographic, stand to benefit the most in today's real estate market.

In fact, a recent survey commissioned reveals that 23 percent of adults plan to purchase a home in the next five years and that more than half of them (53.5 percent) will be first-time homebuyers.

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March 21, 2023

San Diego Real Estate Market Update February 2023

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The housing market in San Diego remains competitive, with homes selling quickly and often above asking price. According to Corelogic's Market Trends data, the average days on market for a home in January 2023 was 29, down from 35 in January 2022.

Overall, the San Diego real estate market has continued to be strong and competitive, with steady increases in home prices and high demand. While the market may have cooled slightly compared to early 2022, it is still a great time for sellers to list their homes and for buyers to find their dream home in this desirable Southern California city, according to Corelogic's data.


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April 10, 2021

Housing Market Update:Carmel Valley Medium Home Prices Increased 28.7% Annual Gain, Highest in the Last 5 Years

Carmel Valley Houses

The number of homes for sale went down 66% compared to when coronavirus shutdowns began in 2020.

As we are in the beginning of the traditional home buying season, homes are selling at record times at record prices. The main reason is to feel good about the market is that the even the interest rates are increasing they are still in historic lows. With the increase of employment numbers and slowly recovering economy, indicates that people are confident about the market. Tight supply remains a big concern as it gets tighter with the busy home buying season starting.

Carmel Valley has always been a preferred area for so many families since early 2000s. It is a master planned community in the north of San Diego, grabbed attention from a lot of new home builders. We are sharing the current housing stats to give you a good picture of what is happening in the market.

Important housing market stats to understand the current real estate market:

* The median homes-sale price increased 23% year over year to $1,827,000 on all time high. This is the highest increase recorded in the Carmel Valley area. It was $1,420,000 a year ago in March 2020.

* Days on market went down from 39 days to 21 days. This shows that a lot of houses are being sold within 3 weeks.

* Inventory for homes for sale went down 66% from 93 homes in March 2020 to 31 homes for sale in 2021. This creates a lot of competition on the buyers that are in the market to buy a home.

* Months supply of inventory was 2.4 last year around the same time, at the moment Carmel Valley has less than a month of inventory with 0.7 months of inventory. This means that if there is no new listings coming on the market in the next 21 days, there will be 0 listing for sale. 

* The average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, increased to 104.5%— 6.6 percentage points higher than a year earlier. Buyer are making offers higher than the listing prices.


*** Stats above is for Single Family Homes in Carmel Valley, 92130.

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July 9, 2018

Tips for a timely closing for a new home buyer

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Welcome, first-time home buyers in San Diego! Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it's essential to be prepared for potential delays during the closing process. As your trusted real estate agent, we're here to keep you informed and assist in making your closing experience as stress-free as possible. Although closing procedures differ from state to state, understanding and preparing for potential requirements will help ensure a smooth settlement process.

LENDER REQUIREMENTS: Your lender might request extra documentation or inspections (e.g., roof, septic, water) to meet loan underwriting guidelines. To speed up your loan processing, promptly submit any requested documents.

SURVEY: If a survey endorsement is needed for your lender's policy, you'll have to obtain one. If the seller has a previous survey and no structural changes have occurred, the lender might approve its use.

BUYER PROTECTION PLAN: If a home warranty is included in the contract, please give the invoice to your escrow officer.

HOMEOWNER INSURANCE (Hazard/Flood): Your lender will need a policy copy and a paid receipt or invoice at least 10 days before closing. The policy must display the lender's full name and address.

CONDOMINIUM APPROVAL: If you're buying a condo, written approval from the Condominium Association might be necessary. Make sure to apply early, so your closing agent has the required form, avoiding delays.

POWER OF ATTORNEY: If using a power of attorney, inform your closing agent and lender ahead of time for proper document review and approval.

MARITAL STATUS: Even if not holding title or appearing on the deed, spouses might need to sign specific closing documents. Consult with your closing agent and lender about required signatures.

CLOSING DISCLOSURE (CD): This mandatory form must be given to you at least 3 business days* before signing. If you have questions or notice incorrect information, inform your lender immediately.

MAIL-AWAY: If you can't attend the signing, provide a mailing address and contact number for closing documents. Some documents may require notarization.

*For the CD, a "business day" excludes Sundays and federal legal holidays.

June 17, 2018

Home Buying Terms

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A formal declaration

made before an authorized official (usually a notary public) by the person who has executed (signed) a document that his/her own act and deed. In most instances, documents must be acknowledged (notarized) before they can be accepted for recording.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)

A mortgage with an interest rate that changes over time in line with movements in the index. ARMs are also referred to as AMLs (adjustable mortgage loans) or VRMs (variable rate mortgages). Adjustment Period: The length of time between interest rate changes on an ARM. For example, a loan with adjustment period of one year is called a one-year ARM, which means that the interest rate can change once a year. Affidavit A sworn statement in writing, made before an authorized official. A.L.T.A. Abbreviation for the American Land Title Association.


Repayment of a loan in equal installments of principal and interest, rather than interest-only payments. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) The total finance charges (interest, loan fees, points) expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. Assessments Specific and special taxes (in addition to normal taxes) imposed on real property to pay for public improvements within a specific geographic area.

Assumption of Mortgage

A Buyer’s agreement to assume the liability under an existing note that is secured by a mortgage or deed of trust. The lender must approve the buyer in order to release the original borrower (usually the seller) from liability. Attorney -In-Fact An agent authorized to act for another under a Power of Attorney. Balloon Payment A lump sum principal payment due at the end of some mortgages or other long-term loans.


As used in a trust deed, the Lender is designated as the Beneficiary, i.e. obtains the benefit of the security. Cap The limit on how much the interest rate can be adjusted over the life of the mortgage. CC&Rs Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. A document that controls the use, requirements and restrictions of a property. Certificate of Reasonable Value (CRV) A document that establishes the maximum value and loan amount for a VA guaranteed mortgage.

Conventional Loan

A mortgage loan which is not insured or guaranteed by a governmental agency.

Closing Statement

The financial disclosure statement that accounts for all of the funds received and disbursed at the closing, including deposits for taxes, hazard insurance, and mortgage insurance.


A form of real estate ownership. The owner receives title to a particular unit and has a proportionate interest in certain common areas. The unit itself is generally a separately owned space whose interior surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings) serve as its boundaries. Contingency A condition that must be satisfied before a contract can be completed.  For instance, a sales agreement may be contingent upon the buyer obtaining financing. Conversion to Clause A provision in some ARMs that enables your to change an ARM to a fixed-rate loan, usually after the first adjustment period. The new fixed rate is generally set at the prevailing interest rate for fixed-rate mortgages. This conversion feature may cost extra.

CRB Certified Residential Broker.

To be certified, a broker must be a member of the National Association of Realtors, have five years’ experience as a licensed broker and have completed five required Residential Division courses.


Written instrument by which the ownership of land is transferred from one person to another.

Deed of Trust

Written instrument by which title to land is transferred to a trustee as security for a debt or other obligation. Also called Trust Deed. Used in place of mortgages in many states. Deposit Receipt Used when accepting

“Earnest Money” to bind an offer for property by a prospective purchaser; also includes terms of a contract.


June 17, 2018


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Once you have an idea of the type and size home you want and the area you’d like to look in, you should be pre-qualified by a Lender. By doing this before looking for a home, you’ll save yourself time, energy and frustration because pre-qualification can: 

Determine How Much Home You Can Afford. Pre-qualification helps you

avoid buying less home than you can afford or being disappointed if you don’t qualify for as much as you had hoped.

Show What Your Total Investment Will Be. You’ll know approximately how

much money you’ll need for down payment and closing costs.

Inform you of your monthly payments . You’ll have a close estimate of your

monthly principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PIT).

Identify the Loan Programs You Can Qualify For. With the wide variety

of loan programs available, it is important to know which types you qualify for and which will best suit your needs.

Strengthen Your Offer. Sellers are more inclined to accept realistic offers

when they know that you have taken the time to be interviewed by a Lender and can probably qualify for the loan.

At this point, your Lender can also help you determine alternatives and strategies that

could help you buy the home of your dreams. Some examples include:

• Special first – time homebuyer program.

• Co-mortgage financing.

• Debt consolidation counseling.

In order to be pre-qualified, the Lender will need to know the following:

• Your employment history and income.

• Your monthly debts and obligations.

• The amount and source of cash available for down payment and closing costs.

When you are pre-qualified by a Mortgage Company, you’ll receive a FREE Pre-

Qualification Certificate to give to your Realtor®. The Seller may be more likely to accept your offer because you have been qualified to buy their home.


Step 1 – The Loan Application The key to the loan process going smoothly is

the initial interview. At this time, the Lender obtains all pertinent documentation so unnecessary problems and delays may be avoided. The Realtor® opens escrow with the title company at this time as well.

Step 2 – Ordering Documentation Within 24 hours of application, the Lender

requests a credit report, an appraisal on the new property, verifications of employment and funds to close, mortgage or landlord ratings; a preliminary report and any other necessary supporting documentation.

Step 3 – Awaiting Documentation Within 1-to-2 weeks, the Lender begins

to receive the supporting documentation. As it comes in, the Lender checks for any problems that might arise and requests any additional items needed.

Step 4 – Loan Submission Once all the necessary documentation is in, the loan

processor assembles the loan package and submits it to the underwriter for approval.

Step 5 – Loan Approval Loan approval generally takes 1-to-3 days. All parties

are notified of the approval and any loan conditions which must be cleared before the loan can close. The loan approval is the beginning of the closing process.

Step 6 – Documents are Drawn Within 1-to-3 days after loan approval, the

loan documents (including the note and deed of trust) are completed and sent to the escrow holder. The escrow officer will make an appointment for the borrowers to sign the final documents. At this time, the borrowers are told how much money they will need to bring in to close the loan. Payment must usually be made by a cashiers check.

Step 7 – Funding Once all parties have signed the loan documents, they are

returned to the Lender who reviews the package. If all the forms have been properly executed, a check is issued to fund the loan.

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Step 8 – Recordation Upon receipt of the loan funds, the title company will record the legal documents necessary to transfer the property into the Buyer’s name. At the same time, the deed of trust is recorded to show the new loan on the property. Escrow is now officially closed and you now own your home. Please consult your Mortgage consultant for more detailed information regarding your loan.


June 17, 2018

Home Buying Process, who pays what?

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Real Estate Broker’s commission

• Due and payable property taxes, bonds, assessment

• Prorated taxes, interest, rent HOA dues (could be credit or debit)

• Payoff of all loans, other liens and judgments of record against the

property (except those to be assumed by Buyer) including, but not

limited to; accrued interest, demand/statement fee, re-conveyance fee,

forwarding fee, late fees/prepayment penalty, if any

• Loan fees required by the Buyer’s Lender (specifically on FHA & VA loans)

• Homeowner’s Association transfer fee, document fee and demand fee

• Pest control inspection reports and cost for repairs

• Home warranty plan

• Title insurance premium for Owner’s Policy

• Escrow fee (Seller’s portion)

• Document preparation fee for Grand Deed and other recordable

document(s) prepared for Seller’s benefit

• Demand processing fees

• Notary Public fees ($10.00 per signature to be notarized)

• Document signing service, if requested

• Documents recording charges


• County Transfer Tax ($1.10 per $1,000 of sales price)

• City Transfer Tax (varies by city)

• Prorated taxes, interest, rent HOA dues (could be credit or debit)

• Payable taxes (not yet delinquent) required to be paid in advance

by Lender

• Inspection fees (physical, roofing, geological, etc.)

• New financing costs, fees, pre-paid interest and impounds, if any (except

those costs to be paid by Seller, as required by Lender or as negotiated

in Purchase Agreement) or Assumption costs if existing financing is to be

assumed by Buyer.

• Hazard insurance premium – year paid in advance

• Title insurance premium for Lender’s Policy

• Escrow fee (Buyer’s portion)

• Document preparation fee for documents prepared for Buyer’s benefit

• Notary Public fees ($10.00 per signature to be notarized)

• Document signing service, if requested

• Special delivery/courier fees/wire transfer, if utilized

• Document recording charges

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June 17, 2018

Home Buying Inspection Process

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During the contingency period, the Buyer or Seller will order physical inspections as specified in the Purchase Agreement. Legislation mandates (under Civil Code 1102) that the Seller has the responsibility to reveal the true condition of the property on a Transfer Disclosure Statement. This may help determine what kind of property inspections are desired or necessary.

Who Pays ?

Your Purchase Sale Agreement will specify who is responsible for the costs of inspections and for making any needed corrections or repairs. It is negotiable between the parties and should be considered carefully. Your agent will advise you what is customary and prudent. Structural Pest Control Inspection. A licensed inspector will examine the property for any active infestation by wood destroying organisms. Most pest control reports classify conditions as Section I or Section II. The inspection and the ensuing Section I repair work is usually paid for by the Seller. Section II preventative measures are generally negotiated, and not necessarily completed. Section I Conditions are those currently causing damage to the property. These conditions generally need to be corrected before a Lender will make a loan on a home. Section II Conditions are those not currently causing damage but which are likely to, if left unattended.

Home Inspection. This inspection may encompass roof, plumbing, electrical, heating, appliances, water heater, furnace, exterior siding, and other visible features of the property. A detailed report will be written with recommendations and pictures which may include the suggestion to consult a specialist (such as a structural engineer or roofing contractor). The inspection fee is usually paid by the Buyer. Geological Inspection.

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If requested, a soils engineer will inspect the soil conditions and the stability of the ground beneath the structure, as well as research past geological activity in the area. You may also elect to go to the city and research the property’s proximity to known earthquake fault lines. Typically, the Buyer pays for this inspection.

June 17, 2018

What is Title Insurance?




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In California, most real estate transactions are closed with the issuance of a title insurance policy in favor of the owner, the Lender or both. Many home buyers erroneously assume that when they purchase a piece of real property, possession of the deed to the property is all they need to prove ownership. Not so, because hidden hazards may attach to real estate. Forgeries, faulty surveys, hidden liens, the false representation of ownership of a married person as being single are just a few examples of factors which may cloud the title to real property ownership. A property owner’s greatest protection is a policy of title insurance.


Title insurance insures property owners that they are acquiring marketable title. Unlike casualty insurance (policies which insure against future events), title insurance is designed to eliminate risk or loss caused by defects in title from past events. Title insurance provides coverage only for title problems. A title insurance policy is a contract of indemnity which insures against loss if the title is not as reported; and if it is not and the owner is damaged, the title policy covers the insured for his/her loss up to the face amount of the policy.


Issuing a title policy is an extensive and exacting process. Title companies work to eliminate risks by performing a painstaking search of the public records or the title company’s own “plant,” where public records pertaining to the property and the parties to the escrow are maintained, to determine the current recorded ownership, any record liens, encumbrances, or other matters of record which could affect the title to the property. Once a title search is complete, the title company issues a preliminary report detailing the current vesting, description, taxes and exclusions from coverage.


The preliminary report contains vital information which includes ownership of the subject property, the manner in which the current owners hold title, matters of record which specifically affect the subject property or the owners of the property as well as a legal description of the property and an informational plat map.


The Buyer and Realtor® should review the preliminary report as soon as it arrives, with particular attention to certain areas:

• Verify the ownership vesting. Be certain the names on the report are the same as the names on the purchase contract. Sometimes the name of an unexpected owner will appear (e.g. a previous spouse or relative who died), and corrective documents may be required.

• Verify the property address. The plat map and legal description should match the address. An owner could own two properties adjacent to or across the street from each other, causing confusion in identifying the correct property.

• Carefully review the exceptions. Common exceptions include current taxes, bonds, deeds of trust, Mello-Roos assessment district items, CC&Rs and easements. Be sure the CC&Rs or existing easements do not interfere with the Buyer’s future plans. For example, an easement across the backyard could have a profound effect on the Buyer’s ability to add a swimming pool later.

• Always look for surprises. If you cannot locate an easement; if an unexpected deed of trust shows up; if you see an item you weren’t aware of before, immediately call the escrow officer or title company to discuss the matter. The title company should be a problem solver, and top notch escrow officers and title officers go out of their way to resolve quickly the majority of “red flag” areas. However, the responsibility for early detection and resolution of problems falls on the entire escrow team: the Realtors®, the escrow and title companies and the Buyers and Sellers as well.


Here are just a few of the many title risks covered in the California Land Title Association (CLTA) standard coverage policy in the event of a loss including a lack of a right of access to and from the land and a number of recorded defects:

• A forged signature on a deed

• Impersonation of the real owner

• Mistakes in interpretation of wills or other legal documents

• Deeds delivered without the consent of the owner

• Undisclosed or missing heirs

• Deeds and mortgages signed by persons of unsound mind, by minors,

or by persons supposedly single but actually married

• Recording mistakes and missed recorded documents

• Falsification of records

• Errors in copying or indexing

In addition to indemnifying the insured against losses which result from a covered claim, the policy also provides for legal fees and defense cost incurred in handling claims against the property. Extended owner’s and lender’s policies provide broader coverage and are available in the American Land Title Association (ALTA) policy. Coverage is extended to certain matters that are off-record but which are generally discoverable by an inspection or survey of the property, or by questioning the parties in possession, such as:

• Unrecorded liens and encumbrances

• Unrecorded easements

• Unrecorded rights of parties in possession

• Encroachments, discrepancies or conflicts in the boundary lines

ALTA policies are available for lenders or owners, and a “plain language” ALTA residential policy is also available for owner occupied residential property of one-to-four units. Realtors®, Buyers and Sellers should not assume that all title policies and title companies are the same. They’re not, and it is important to ask questions of your title company to determine the type and cost of coverage available.


How should I take ownership of the property I am buying? This important question is one California real property purchasers ask their real estate agent, escrow and title professionals every day. Unfortunately, while these professionals may identify the many methods of owning property, they may not recommend a specific form of ownership, as doing so may constitute practicing law. 

Because real property has become increasingly more valuable, the question of how parties take ownership of their property has gained greater importance. The form of ownership taken – the vesting of title – will determine who may sign various documents involving the property and future rights of the parties to the transaction. These rights involve such matters as: real property taxes, income taxes, inheritance and gift taxes, transferability of title and exposure to creditors’ claims. Also, how title is vested can have significant probate implications in the event of death. The California Land Title Association (CLTA) advises those purchasing real property to give careful consideration to the manner in which title will be held. Buyers may wish to consult legal counsel to determine the most advantageous form of ownership for their particular  situation, especially in cases of multiple owners of a single property. The CLTA has provided the following definitions of common vestings as an informational overview only. Consumers should not rely on these as legal definitions. The Association urges real property purchasers to carefully consider their titling decision prior to closing, and to seek counsel should they be unfamiliar with the most suitable ownership choice for their particular situation.

Sole Ownership

Sole ownership may be described as ownership by an individual or other entity capable of acquiring title. Examples of common vesting cases of sole ownership are:

1. A Single Man or Woman: A man or woman who is not legally married or in a registered domestic partnership. For example: Bruce Buyer, a single man.

2. A Married Man or Woman As His or Her Sole & Separate Property: A married man or woman who wishes to acquire title in his or her name alone. The title company insuring title will require the spouse of the married man or woman acquiring title to specifically disclaim or relinquish his or her right, title and interest to the property. This establishes that both spouses want title to the property to be granted to one spouse as that spouse’s sole and separate property. For example: Bruce Buyer, a married man, as his sole and separate property.

3. A Registered Domestic Partner As His Or Her Sole & Separate Property: A registered domestic partner who wishes to acquire title in his or her name alone. The title company insuring title will require the domestic partner of the person acquiring title to specifically disclaim or relinquish his or her right, title and interest to the property. This establishes that both registered domestic partners want title to the property to be granted to one partner as that persons sole and separate property. For example: Bruce Buyer, a registered domestic partner, as his sole and separate property.


Title to property owned by two or more persons may be

vested in the following forms:

1. Community Property:

A form of vesting title to property owned together by husband and wife or by registered domestic partners. Community property is distinguished from separate property, which is property acquired before marriage or before a registered domestic partnership, by separate gift or bequest, after legal separation, or which is agreed in writing to be owned by one spouse or registered domestic partner.

In California, real property conveyed to a married person, or to a registered domestic partner, is presumed to be community property, unless otherwise stated. Since all such property is owned equally, both parties must sign all agreements and documents transferring the property or using it as security for a loan. Each owner has the right to dispose of his/her one half of the community property, by will. For example: Bruce Buyer and Barbara Buyer, husband and wife, as community property.

2. Community Property With Right Of Survivorship:

A form of vesting title to property owned together by husband and wife or by registered domestic partners. This form of holding title shares many of the characteristics of community property but adds the benefit of the right of survivorship similar to title held in joint tenancy. There may be tax benefits for holding title in this manner. On the death of an owner, the decedents interest ends and the survivor owns the property. For example: Bruce Buyer and Barbara Buyer, husband and wife, as community property with right of survivorship.

3. Joint Tenancy:

A form of vesting title to property owned by two or more persons, who may or may not be married or registered domestic partners, in equal interests, subject to the right of survivorship in the surviving joint tenant(s). Title must have been acquired at the same time, by the same conveyance, and the document must expressly declare the intention to create a joint tenancy estate. When a joint tenant dies, title to the property is automatically conveyed by operation of law to the surviving joint tenant(s). Therefore, joint tenancy property is not subject to disposition by will. For example: Bruce Buyer, George Buyer, as joint tenants.

4. Tenancy in Common: A form of vesting title to property owned by any two or more individuals in undivided fractional interests. These fractional interests may be unequal in quantity or duration and may arise at different times. Each tenant in common owns a share of the property, is entitled to a comparable portion of the income from the property and must bear an equivalent share of expenses. Each co-tenant may sell, lease or will to his/her heir that share of the property belonging to him/her. For example: Bruce Buyer, a single man, as to an undivided 3/4 interest and Penny Purchaser, a single woman, as to an undivided 1/4 interest, as tenants in common.

Other ways of vesting title include as:

1. A Corporation*:

A corporation is a legal entity, created under state law, consisting of one or more shareholders but regarded under law as having an existence and personality separate from such shareholders.

2. A Partnership*:

A partnership is an association of two or more persons who can carry on business for profit as co-owners, as governed by the Uniform Partnership Act. A partnership may hold title to real property in the name of

the partnership.

3. Trustees of a Trust*:

A trust is an arrangement whereby legal title to property is transferred by the grantor to a person

called a trustee, to be held and managed by that person for the benefit of the people specified in the trust agreement, called the beneficiaries.

4. Limited Liability Companies (LLC): This form of ownership is a legal entity and is similar to both the corporation and the partnership. The operating agreement will determine how the LLC functions and is taxed. Like the corporation, its existence is separate from its owners.

* In cases of corporate, partnership, LLC or trust ownership, required documents may include corporate articles and

bylaws, partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements and trust agreements and/or certificates.