Southern California City Requirements for Real Estate Transfers 2016

Several municipalities have special requirements when it comes to transferring real estate. These items can range from a simple form to fill out, to a full housing inspection by the city, depending on which city, and the city’s current ordinances.

Talbrook II Escrow Corp. has compiled a list of known city requirements, for cities located in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thanksgiving Holiday – 2015

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag Indians. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism. Many regard this event as the nation’s first Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day did not become an official holiday until Northerners dominated the federal government. On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.

The holiday was annually proclaimed by every president thereafter, and the date chosen, with few exceptions, was the last Thursday in November. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, however, attempted to extend the Christmas shopping season, which generally begins with the Thanksgiving holiday, and to boost the economy by moving the date back a week, to the third week in November. But not all states complied, and, after a joint resolution of Congress in 1941, Roosevelt issued a proclamation in 1942 designating the fourth Thursday in November (which is not always the last Thursday) as Thanksgiving Day.

Daylight Savings Time – Fall 2015

Talbrook II Escrow Corp. would like to take a moment to remind you that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, November 1st, 2015. Please be sure to set your clocks 1 hour backwards.

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Veteran’s Day – November 2015

veterans_day November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country.  Read the rest of this entry »

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July 4 Holiday Observance – 2015

NP fireworks display 300dpiThe Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

In observance, Talbrook Escrow will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and will re-open on Monday, July 6th.  Please contact your Escrow Officer and coordinate any pending transactions, to avoid any delays in closings.

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. Read the rest of this entry »

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CFPB Tools for TILA and RESPA

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We’ve got resources to help you understand the rules and their implications, as well as links to various other helpful resources because timely and efficient regulatory implementation of new rules is an important factor in delivering consumer protections to the market.

TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule

The new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure requirements – effective August 1, 2015 – will combine two existing disclosure regimes under TILA and RESPA and make mortgage disclosure easier for consumers to understand and use.

Visit CFPB:  Read the rest of this entry »

Southern California City Requirements for Sale/Transfer of Real Estate

Many cities have special requirements when it comes to buying or selling real estate. These items can range from a simple form to fill out, to a full housing inspection by the city, depending on which city, and the city’s current ordinances.

This can be confusing, and so Talbrook II Escrow Corp. has compiled a list containing each city requirement in this regard, for some of the most common cities in southern California. Read the rest of this entry »

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Franchise Tax Board Forms 2015

The Franchise Tax Board has updated the forms and links for tax withholding information. Details including links to all forms can be found at:

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California City and County Transfer Tax 2015

A list of California City and County Transfer Taxes in PDF format, for your reference. When a property is sold, transfer tax is charged at a rate depending on the sales price. In addition to the County transfer tax, certain cities charge and ADDITIONAL transfer tax. Some cities do not have a separate city transfer tax. Traditionally the seller pays the transfer tax, but it like all other aspects of a Real Estate sale, this may be negotiated.

Click and download our California City and County Transfer Tax sheet, in Adobe PDF format.

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