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Hinrichs v. Melton: Easements

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK News, DK Updates, Governments, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , |

Introduction and Facts: Hinrichs v. Melton (certified for publication May 3, 2017) is an appellate case brought by the owner of a landlocked property requesting an easement over the property of another in order to access his property. In 1993 Leslie Hinrichs inherited two contiguous legal parcels; the southern parcel was improved with a home on [...]

Realtors: Make Your Contractor Love You! [Part 4 of 4]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK Updates, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , |

In this final installment of our four part series we will cover how it is a REALTOR can make their contractor want to keep working with them and ensure the contractor is providing not only the product they need, but also in the style and timeframe the REALTOR needs. In [Part 1 of 4] we went [...]

Real Estate Agents: Make Your Contractor Love you [Part 3 of 4]

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK Updates, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , |

In this installment we go over a couple of ways to develop a relationship with contractors in order to build trust and to make sure the contractor understands your expectations and you understand theirs. Real estate agents and brokers are constantly in need of qualified and competent contractors. The problem is, a contractor that is consistently [...]

Real Estate Agents: Make Your Contractor Love You. [2 of 4]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK Updates, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , |

Building on last week’s installment, we went over a few things that make contractors cringe and a few things that make contractors want to work for you. This week I’d like to go over another challenge contractors encounter and how you as a real estate professional can work with them to make the project a success, [...]

Real Estate Agents: How to Make Your Contractor Love you [Part 1of4]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: DK Updates, News, Real Estate, Real Property|

When a contractor works with a Realtor it can be a time for celebration or a feeling of impending doom. No offense Realtors, but, to a contractor working with members from our industry is often a time suck and causes most contractors to feel either like that have been treated right, or they have been wronged. [...]

Contractors, Burnt-Out? Wonder Why?

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK Updates, Governments, News, Uncategorized|

When I first opened my doors to the international operating headquarters of Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing in 2006 I had a 1985 F-250 diesel pick up, truck full of tools, and attitude that I was going to be building the Hoover Dam the following year. I had ½ of a full time employee in my [...]

College isn’t Enough

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK News, DK Recent Projects, DK Updates, Uncategorized|

College isn't Enough 5 am, my dad walked into my bedroom. “Wake up, we’ve got to go,” he said sharply though gently. I shook off the morning funk and pulled on my size 5 K-Mart work boots after I pulled on my Wrangler work jeans that were hand-me-downs. Stumbling into the kitchen [...]

Have I made myself clear?

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK News, DK Updates, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Have I made myself clear? Over the past few months, there has been much talk about the Rental Housing Inspection in the City of San Luis Obispo. I am a co-proponent with Stew Jenkins and Dan Carpenter for a ballot initiative for its repeal. The ordinance allows the City to send mailers to property [...]

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California Construction Risk Management Update>>

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: DK Blog, DK Financial, DK News, DK Recent Projects, DK Updates, Uncategorized|

California Construction Risk Management Update: In Khosh V. Staples Construction Co., Court Further Defines Rule That Contractor Not Responsible For Sub’s Worksite Injury Dec 12 2016 By Timothy L. Pierce, Hector H. Espinosa, and Eric M. Khodadian, K&L Gates, Los Angeles The Court’s decision in Khosh v. Staples Const. Co., Inc., Case No. 56-2014-00447304-CU-PO-VTA (Oct. 26, [...]

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2017 California Construction Law Update

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: DK Blog, DK News, DK Updates, Uncategorized|

To say it’s been an exciting year in politics would be an understatement. While most of the nation’s attention was focused on the presidential election, state legislatures, including California’s, were busy at work. The California State Legislature introduced 3099 bills during the second session of the 2015-2016 session of which 808 bills were signed into law. 2016 saw the [...]

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