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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...

Lawmakers Finally Ease Up on FIRPTA

In 1980, Congress passed a law that sought to prevent foreign investors from buying United States property. Ever since, the commercial real-estate industry has been doing it’s best to change the minds of these lawmakers. Recently, Congress passed new tax measures and...

Types of Listing Agreements

People dread moving for a copious reasons. However, it does get easier when you find a real estate agent that you are compatible and happy with. Once you have found that perfect fit, the next step in the moving process is the sale of your home through a listing...

Your Homeowner’s Association Rights

There are lots of things to consider when you buy a new property. The views that a property provides are sometimes the deciding factor in a real estate purchase. One important thing to look out for is when a neighbor can block one of those views or legally use their...

Transfer On Death Deed Passed

No one likes to think about what they will leave behind to loved ones after they’re gone. But it’s something that we all inevitably must face. Being able to transfer real estate is a complicated thing, but thanks to the Transfer On Death Deed that came into...