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
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 […]
What Does COVID-19 Mean For Ongoing Real Estate Transactions?
With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, all Americans are forced to wonder how this pandemic will affect their lives going forward. It’s hard to imagine any aspect of life that won’t be affected by this global tragedy. Landlords, tenants, and real estate investors in particular are already facing […]
Renting A Home With No Heating – Who’s Liable?
Over the past 50 years, the number of Americans renting their homes has increased by more than 22%. Pew Research has revealed that 36.6% of US homes are rented, yet just 32% of those said they rent out of choice. While a handful of landlords rent out a property with utilities included, many don’t. So, what […]
Real Estate: Smart Hacks and Scams to Avoid
Revealing The Scams Targeting Seniors Despite the numerous legal safeguards, checks, and counters that the US’s financial system rely on, there is always another loophole exploited by scammers. This is especially true due to the fluid political climate; as legislation changes, such as with this week’s repeal of Dodds-Frank regulation, so too do the products and […]
Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent
For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re purchasing a new home or considering selling your house, your first inclination might be […]