real estate

Contract Terms Have Teeth

by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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Life or Death Guidelines for Constructing a New Business Building

by Lilly August 9, 2013 Business

Constructing a new building is one of the most regulated industries out there. When it is finally time to move out of your old, run down building and have a new glorious structure built for you it can be a great time for your business. However, before you get too far into the procedure there […]

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Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Estate Agency

Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home Pick a neighborhood and count the For Sale signs. In today’s economy it is a seller’s market. These home sale clusters are becoming more and more common. Neighbors are battling for buyers and cashing in on their property. So how can you beat out your neighbor and […]

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Real Estate Laws You May Not Know

by RyanD April 26, 2013 Property Law

Real estate laws can be a buyer or investor’s best friend or worst enemy. For this reason, it is imperative that buyers, sellers, renters, investors, and landlords fully understand the law to avoid surprises. Laws are passed by the federal legislators as well as at the state level. Laws change regularly, so it is critical […]

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Legal Considerations When Investing in Real Estate

by gclatworthy April 23, 2013 Property Law

[U.S Law and General]  Since the housing market crash in 2007, the real estate market has been perfect for investors. Home and property values are extremely low, in some areas down to half their peak value, and interest rates are below four percent. It is a buyer’s market, and it is expected to remain that […]

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The 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage Debate

by edralyn March 28, 2013 Banking

The 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage Debate Its so hard to have a long term perspective when working with a checkbook balance that is burdened by more goings than comings. In fact, for many home owners maintaining a budget is one of the biggest challenges one can face in the fight for financial freedom. Did you […]

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Common Legal Missteps of First-Time Home Buyers

by RyanD March 20, 2013 Property

Each piece of real estate is unique, which is part of the beauty of buying a home. However, this uniqueness can also lead the unwary first-time homebuyer into making legal mistakes and increasing costs by thousands of dollars. Here are two legal mistakes to avoid when searching for your first home.   Failing to Read […]

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Legal Issues of Owning Beachfront Property

by RyanD March 14, 2013 Property

If you are a beach lover, chances are you have dreamed of owning a beachfront property. The idea of waking up in the morning to the sun rising over the ocean or walking out your door and stepping foot on the soft sand is enough to motivate you to work as hard as possible to […]

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Legal Issues of Investing Abroad

by RyanD December 8, 2012 International Law

A recent report by TribLive News has determined that wealthy individuals in the United States have stashed as much as $25 trillion dollars in overseas bank accounts. Options such as offshore trusts, hedge funds, and limited liability corportations allow investors to place assets in a shelter from taxes and lawsuits. While investing in offshore accounts […]

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What’s Happening with HAFA?

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ July 9, 2012 Property

The following is a guest blog post regarding HAFA in the US. If you have done any prior research regarding short sale incentive programs, then you may have heard of the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program.  What this program does is assist homeowners who are considering short sales or a deed in lieu (DIL) […]

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