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What to Look for When Signing a Lease

Are you planning to rent for the first time? There are a handful of thoughts that are running through your mind. It’s a very exciting time for you, but what’s most important is thoroughly reading the lease before you sign it. As you’re reading through your lease for...

Common Questions for Real Estate Attorneys

You probably will want to consider talking to a real estate attorney before making any big decisions like buying a home or purchasing land. If you don’t know a lot about real estate law, or law in general, you may want to consider doing some background research and...

Things To Know About Real Estate Practice

If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably familiar with the buying and selling process. But have you ever thought about the laws behind buying and selling your home? With all of the conflicts that come up in a real estate transaction, real estate law is an...

Legal Responsibilities of a Landlord

Landlords are obligated by law to follow certain responsibilities, such as keeping up with general maintenance and protecting the tenant’s deposit. However, landlords do not always abide by these rules, so Tal Rappleyea’s blog post will act as a checklist...

Chinese Real Estate Lawsuits Surge

The property and real estate prices in China continue to suffer as the real estate market has been in a slump for approximately two years. While there are small signs of incremental improvement, it’s not enough for many Chinese residents who have already paid a...

All About Evictions in New York State

Unfortunately, there will be situations that arise where eviction of a roommate or individual is necessary. There are very specific restrictions and laws set in place that everyone should be aware of. Eviction laws and regulations vary from state to state, so this...

The Top Legal Issue Brokers Face

It’s not a secret that real estate is a tricky field to work in. Buyers and sellers could bring about lawsuits against the agent they have worked with for numerous reasons like unlawful discrimination, misrepresentation, or nondisclosure of the conditions of the...

Top 5 Real Estate Schools in the Country

It’s important for a real estate agent to have a basic knowledge of all areas — this includes zoning, finances, insurance, mortgages, banking, and tax laws. For some, this is a lot to learn, but they’re so passionate about it that they may choose to go...