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Understanding the New Hawaii Real Estate Purchase Contract

Understanding the New Hawaii Real Estate Purchase Contract

The Hawaii Association of Realtors (HAR) recently published a new version of its standard form of contract for the purchase and sale of residential property in the State of Hawaii. No question, the most obvious change to the standard form is its new title - "Purchase Contract" - which repl......[Read More]
Right of Redemption Laws in the State of Florida

Right of Redemption Laws in the State of Florida

Househouse image by qadro from Fotolia.comWhen a homeowner defaults on a loan, usually the creditor will attempt to re-take the property that served as collateral for the loan. The right of redemption is when there is a statutory period in which the debtor can satisfy its debt and avoid.........[Read More]
Eviction Regulations in Washington

Eviction Regulations in Washington

The Washington state eviction process is a four-step procedure.Washington state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comWashington state requires a four-step procedure before a physical eviction may occur. While these steps can vary slightly case by case,.........[Read More]
Tenant Eviction Rights in Los Angeles

Tenant Eviction Rights in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, eviction is a process that must be followed to the letter of the law to be considered valid. Though a landlord has every right to force a tenant out if he has broken the terms of the lease, he cannot simply barge in and eject him. Eviction is described specifically in state law, from......[Read More]
What Are My Rights As Mortgage Holder When Filing a Foreclosure?

What Are My Rights As Mortgage Holder When Filing a Foreclosure?

Learn your rights as a mortgage holder in foreclosure.home sweet home image by David Dorner from Fotolia.comAs a homeowner facing foreclosure, you have certain rights under the law--rights that the banks and mortgage companies typically will not tell you, or will try to convince you to.........[Read More]
How to Evict a Friend With No Renter's Agreement Who Pays No Rent or Utilities

How to Evict a Friend With No Renter's Agreement Who Pays No Rent or Utilities

Eviction procedures are difficult enough, but when you add the double whammy of evicting a friend and no written agreement, it gets even tougher. Most states consider a friend not paying rent or utilities to be a month-to-month renter. Since the friend does not have an agreement with the landlord, y......[Read More]
Singling Out The Best Real Estate Attorney For Home Purchase Negotiations

Singling Out The Best Real Estate Attorney For Home Purchase Negotiations

You know you are halfway there once you find your dream home. The only thing that remains is coming to a consensus with the seller, regarding his or her ask price. Ideally, the asking price is to be brought down to the price that you want.......[Read More]
How to Make a Quit Claim Deed Null & Void

How to Make a Quit Claim Deed Null & Void

Signing a quit claim deed permanently transfers your ownership in a property to someone else. Once you grant real estate to another person through a quit claim deed filed at the county recorder's office, you cannot reverse the action without the cooperation of the grantee. If the person receiving th......[Read More]
New Mexico State Landlord Tenant Relations Act

New Mexico State Landlord Tenant Relations Act

New Mexico Landlord Tenant Relations Act, also known as the Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act, governs the relationship between landlords and tenants. The law addresses issues such as rental payments, repairs, remedies and evictions. Landlords and tenants can create their own specific provisions ......[Read More]
Real Estate Law - Five Laws Real Estate Investors Need to Know

Real Estate Law - Five Laws Real Estate Investors Need to Know

The idea of investing in real estate has appeal in that it offers a potential supplemental income for the buyer. You may have heard terms like "flipping homes," where you buy a home at a low price, fix up, and sell for profit; or, you may be interested in buying up property for the purpose......[Read More]
Ground Lease Agreements

Ground Lease Agreements

Ground lease agreements are long-term leases of land, often extending up to 99 years. A ground lease is for the land only, and the tenant is usually expected to construct buildings or improvements. These leases are typically for commercial purposes.......[Read More]
Rights of Tenants Without a Lease in Florida

Rights of Tenants Without a Lease in Florida

Although terms of occupancy are spelled out in a lease, tenants who occupy a property in Florida without a lease still have a legal claim to the property. By virtue of paying rent, they receive rights and protections through state landlord-tenant laws that cover every property-rental transaction in ......[Read More]
New Statutory Defenses in New York For Homeowners Who Are Fighting Against Mortgage Foreclosure

New Statutory Defenses in New York For Homeowners Who Are Fighting Against Mortgage Foreclosure

During the past two years, the New York legislature has amended New York's Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) in an effort to encourage homeowners to answer foreclosure complaints. The new laws require lenders to give homeowners written notice, both before and during foreclosure ......[Read More]
How to Vacate a Home for Unpaid Rent in Washington, D.C.

How to Vacate a Home for Unpaid Rent in Washington, D.C.

As a landlord you have a right to vacate a home you own in Washington, D.C., if the tenant fails to pay the rent as agreed, is running drugs out of the home, or if he violates the lease. You may also file a complaint in Landlord and Tenant Court if someone is in possession of your property and does ......[Read More]
Nebraska Landlord Painting Responsibilities

Nebraska Landlord Painting Responsibilities

Landlords must ensure that rental property is habitable and contains working heat, running water, proper weatherproofing and is free of excessive noise and insect or rodent infestation. But what about paint? Generally, cosmetic concerns such as faded or ugly paint are not the landlord's responsibili......[Read More]
Getting the Best Deal For Your Property With Quality Conveyancing

Getting the Best Deal For Your Property With Quality Conveyancing

Understanding what all is involved in the conveyancing process will ease your mind as you wait for the final outcome. Yet with a conveyancing solicitor you can be assured all legal aspects will be dealt with and acquiring the property will be pain free.......[Read More]
Landlord's Responsibilities in Kentucky

Landlord's Responsibilities in Kentucky

The Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1974 was designed to regulate rental agreements between landlords and tenants. The aim of the legislation was to provide protection for both parties in an effort to improve the quality of housing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The legisla......[Read More]
Definition and Essentials of a Valid Real Estate Sales Contract

Definition and Essentials of a Valid Real Estate Sales Contract

A contract may be defined as an agreement between two or more parties to do or to abstain from doing an act and which is intended to create a legally binding relationship. This is typically the same for sale agreements during the sale of Jamaica beachfront properties. There are two basic requirement......[Read More]
Fannie Mae Loans and Borrower's Counsel Opinion Letters

Fannie Mae Loans and Borrower's Counsel Opinion Letters

Borrowers who obtain Fannie Mae (FNMA, the Federal National Mortgage Association) loans for apartment buildings frequently receive lower-interest loans - but must comply with all of the Fannie Mae requirements. One of these is that they hire an attorney to prepare an opinion letter to the initial le......[Read More]