In Real Estate, each region is different. Just within California, who pays what changes by county and in a few cases some cities may have slightly different rules.
Rules changed after the crash
After the crash of 2008-2009, the FHA (Federal Housing Association) decided to change many of the rules and especially those related to condominiums that became quite stringent.
Whether you are a new agent or a new home buyer, you may notice that listings, in the MLS or otherwise, include many abbreviations. The following is a list of such abbreviations often found in Real Estate Listings.
a Citrus Heights Open House
on Sat 8 Apr 2017 and Sun 9 Apr 2017
from 10am till 4pm
In support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), I would appreciate you help me get out of Jail.
In California, you are expected to disclose the death of a resident that happened in your home or apartment before you can sell or lease it.
The AIDS disclosure is in part an extension of the Death disclosure. If someone died while being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or from AIDS-related complications, then no disclosure of the cause of death is required unless the buyer or future renter of the premises specifically asks for the information.
You may have noticed that each real estate agent has his or her license number shown on his business cards, website, ads, etc. This is mandatory. Somehow who does not want to give you their license number is most certainly not registered. Do not do business with such!