Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent

Mar 27, 17 • News, Real Estate

Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent

The influx of people moving to the State of Texas has led to a shortage of housing opportunities. This shortage has contributed to the rise in housing prices and created a seller’s market. Texas homeowners have been taking advantage of the situation and real estate agents have been taking advantage of the homeowners. (more…)

How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?

Mar 9, 17 • News

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The real estate business is one that’s bolstered by the trust of the parties involved, yet situations can occur that lead to such trusts being broken. The potential for such events to happen are the reason that the concept of earnest money has become standard for most agreements, which basically boils down to being a deposit of good faith. (more…)

5 Reasons To Have a Will

Dec 15, 16 • News

5 Reasons To Have a Will

Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an unexpected death or disability. For this reason, it is never too early to prepare a will. The attorney’s at The Farah Law Firm, P.C. can make your will preparation a painless process and as your life changes, be it marriage, a birth, a death or divorce, our attorneys will be there to make changes as necessary. (more…)

Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

Nov 23, 16 • News

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You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The state of Texas is rapidly growing in numbers due to the steady economy it maintains. It is estimated that by the year 2040, the Texas population will have hit 45 million. Where are we fitting all these people? With Texas being the largest state in the continental United States, it has the clear advantage in land space. The Lone Star state builds an average of 125,000 homes per year, placing the housing market as 3rd best in the country. (more…)

Affidavit of Heirship in Texas

Jun 30, 16 • News

Affidavit of Heirship in Texas

It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language included in the deed the property becomes what is often called, “Heirship Property” or “Heir Property”. More often than not, the survivors of the deceased have no idea what to do with the heirship property and without taking the proper steps to properly vest title in the heirs there isn’t much that can be done as the property is virtually unsellable as it sits and title companies will not issue insurance until the issue is resolved. (more…)

Quitclaim Deeds in Texas

Jun 22, 16 • Real Estate

Quitclaim Deeds in Texas

A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different that other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party to another.  Our office receives calls on a daily basis request to draft Quitclaim Deeds (often mispronounced “Quick Claim or Quick-claim”) based on poor advice from internet searches. (more…)

Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

Feb 3, 16 • Real Estate

contingency fees in real estate

You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the attorney.  That is to say, there are no out of pocket expenses to the client. (more…)

Lease Document Preparation Services

Nov 19, 15 • Real Estate

With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to increasing liability.

Moreover, as landlord/tenant law progresses in the State of Texas, it seems that tenants, especially residential tenants, are garnering more and more protection and remedies against the alleged wrongdoing of landlords. In order to reduce the opportunities for tenants to recover from landlords it is important for the landlord to start the relationship off on the right foot – with strong lease documents. (more…)

New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notices

Sep 24, 15 • Real Estate

Texas Eviction Notices

As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times amendments to the Texas Property Code are made without much notice, and it is not until a case is dismissed for failure to follow the proper procedure that landlords become aware that changes to notice provisions have been made. (more…)

Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?

Mar 9, 15 • Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why hiring a real estate investment attorney is one of the best ways that you can ensure you’re making the best decisions with your money and your property. A real estate investment attorney can provide you with many important services, whether you’re new to real estate or you’re a seasoned investor. (more…)

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