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Pay off your mortgage or make an investment?

Many people dream of paying off their mortgage in full so that they can start to enjoy a debt-free life where they don't have to worry about making repayments every month. They even go so far as to make repayments that are above and beyond what they need to repay. But what if they were told that in doing this, they were investing poorly in their future?

How can landowners challenge their zoning regulations?

When a piece of land or property exists within a less favorable zone for the purposes that you intend to use it for, it can be a big problem. It can affect your ability to build, renovate and at the end of the day, it can vastly affect the price of the land or property when it comes to making a sale.

Buying a U.S. property as a foreign buyer

Real estate is now a global marketplace, and the U.S. is no exception to this. The U.S. real estate market is fast becoming a lucrative investment option, with international real estate investors as well as beginners who would like to buy their first or second property, expressing great demand to enter the market. So much so, that of all property sales in the United States, more than 6 percent of this is accounted by foreign buyers, calculated by sales amount.

The law when transferring property

There are many instances in which a property owner may want to transfer his or her property onto a new owner. This is called the act of conveyancing. There is an attorney-involved in this process, who takes the desires and needs of the person buying, and converts those desires into a legal document. Then the next course of action will be decided upon in terms of who needs to sign and what title the new owners will hold.

How unmarried couples should define their property rights

It is becoming increasingly common for unmarried couples to live together for an extended period of time. Perhaps their intention is to never get married. However, after accumulating property, it is sensible for both parties to come to some sort of agreement on how the property should be divided in the case that the couple separates.

Protect your building project with strong contracts

When you hire a contractor for a building project, whether you are remodeling a home or building something from the ground up, there are many ways that each party's expectations may not align with the finished product. In many cases, the project may run off the rails long before reaching completion, leaving one party facing costs or difficulties they did not expect.

Joint tenancy or tenancy in common between spouses

Buying a piece of real estate is more expensive than ever in some circumstances, and more and more couples are choosing to buy property jointly than ever before. Buying property jointly allows you and your spouse or partner to use both of your incomes to qualify for a mortgage, and it also entails executing the title to the property in one of two ways — under joint tenancy or tenancy in common.

Why is a purchase agreement important?

There are numerous reasons why it is crucial to include an attorney in your real estate buying team, but one of the most important reasons is the purchase agreement. Many purchase agreements are done with standard forms that may not fully reflect the property you are buying, and without the strong guidance of an experienced attorney, you may find yourself with few good options if and when things go sideways.

Don't go into a real estate transaction without professional help

When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, as with any contract of sufficient complexity, there are many ways that the deal can go sideways. The reality of the matter is that a poorly constructed contract or difficult transaction process can turn a great deal into a nightmare, draining a good prospect of its value. If you are considering a commercial real estate deal, it is important to make sure that you have a professional team around you to help navigate some of the trickier aspects of commercial real estate.

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