August 11, 2020  
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You don't need to be a lawyer to become a real estate entrepreneur. These article will help you understand the legal hurdles you will come across as a real estate investor.

Understanding Real Estate Law

  • Quit Claim Deed and Warranty Deed - If you are purchasing real estate you will want to be sure to get a quit claim deed and/or a warranty deed to help ensure that your purchase is valid.
  • Should My Real Estate Venture be a REIT? - As a real estate entrepreneur, one of the first questions you face is structuring your business. Will be you be a corporation? An LLC? A REIT? This article discusses what a REIT is, and the advantages and disadvantages of forming your company as a REIT.
  • Due Diligence for Real Estate Purchases, Part 2 - In this second installment we discuss more important due diligence items relating to the purchase of a new property. This edition focuses on property physical characteristics as well as title and zoning due diligence. Checking-up on these items can help you avoid making a catastrophic error in your real estate purchase decisions.
  • Your Bundle of Real Estate Rights - When you purchase real estate you are also receiving a bundle of associated rights.
  • Title Reports and Title Insurance - Title reports provide essential information for any entrepreneur looking to purchase and/or develop a piece of ground. Title insurance is a necessary protection as you enter into this transaction. Here’s a quick look at the basics of these two important items.
  • Zoning Considerations - Residential - If you are considering a development project, you should be aware of the many types of zoning categories that exist. This article highlights a few of the most commonly used residential zoning ordinances.

  • Residential Leases - As an entrepreneur, your real estate portfolio will likely change drastically over time. There may be times when you are forced to lease or sub-lease some space. If you end up leasing a piece of residential real estate, you will want to know some of the important terms to include in the lease.
  • Why to Hold Your Real Estate in an LLC - Limiting your own liability is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. One key consideration in owning real estate as an entrepreneur is your ability to further protect yourself by creating a limited liability company (LLC) to hold your real estate assets.
  • Due Diligence for Real Estate Purchases, Part 1 - After finding what you think is the perfect location and property for your company, you will probably be very eager to purchase it quickly and get moving. Tread carefully, however, there are scores of due diligence items that you will want to check before closing on that transaction. In Part 1 we discuss tenant information items, property operations items, and property ownership items.
  • Zoning Considerations - Commercial - If you are considering a development project, you should be aware of the many types of zoning categories that exist. This article highlights a few of the most commonly used commercial zoning ordinances.




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