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Squatter’s Rights in Texas

Squatter's Rights MF

Due to the increases in home prices and rents the last few years, more and more people are turning to squatting to try to secure housing. While some squat because of a loss of income, many others are just scammers trying to get free housing. And without the proper knowledge, an unaware property owner could […]

Subject to Transactions

Subject to Transactions

Given the rise of interest rates over the last few months in the united states  and steady investor demand, there has been a sharp rise in the number of investors seeking to purchase properties utilizing a subject to transaction. However, there are many traps that sellers need to be wary of. In real estate, a […]

Navigating Texas Real Estate Contracts with an Attorney

Navigating Texas Real Estate Contracts with an Attorney

Importance of a Real Estate Attorney in Texas Entering into a real estate transaction in Texas? The real estate contract you sign will serve as the legal foundation of your transaction. It dictates the terms and conditions, protects your rights, and outlines responsibilities for all parties involved. It’s essential to understand the implications of every […]

A Brief Summary of the Complicated Eviction Process

A Brief Summary of the Complicated Eviction Process

STEP 1: NOTICE TO VACATE To begin the process, the tenant must receive a Notice to Vacate in accordance with procedures outlined in the lease or the oral agreement. If it was not outlined in the lease or agreement, then the requirements in the Texas Property Code must be strictly followed. Tex. Prop. Code § […]

SELLER BEWARE: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SUBJECT-TO TRANSACTIONS IN TEXAS

Subject-to transactions in Texas are a type of real estate purchase in which the buyer takes over the payments on an existing mortgage instead of getting a new mortgage. It can be useful for buyers who are unable to obtain a traditional mortgage, as well as for sellers who are unable to sell their property […]

Homebuyers Beware: Builder Contracts in a Seller’s Market

Fox 4 KDFW recently reported that a North Texas family was left all but homeless after their home builder backed out of their contract in the eleventh hour. It’s a consequence of the current seller’s market, and it’s perfectly legal.

When Damage Occurs Before Closing on a Property

When you’re buying a property, you might — justifiably — feel like you’re in limbo while it’s under contract. There are many “what if” possibilities that, while unlikely, you still need to consider. In light of the recent winter storm in Texas, which wreaked havoc on thousands of properties across the state, many buyers may […]

The Real Estate Closing Process: What to Expect as a Buyer

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The residential real estate closing process can be confusing for a homebuyer, property developer, or investor. A real estate closing involves finalizing a property sale, which includes signing documentation to trigger the property transfer. The process takes place during an already stressful time and can be susceptible to possible setbacks. The real estate attorneys at […]

Real Estate Deed and Title Transfers in Texas: What You Need to Know

For many people, owning property — particularly your own home — is a major part of the proverbial “American Dream.” In the past, only the very wealthy were able to become landowners. But today, home and property ownership are possible for more people than ever. And because of the nature of property ownership, and the […]

What Does the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Mean for Landlords?

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order (the Order) on September 4, 2020, that temporarily places a moratorium on residential evictions. This order is in effect from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. At this time, many tenants have questions about how the […]