real estate


An Overview of the Due Diligence Period in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

If you’re in the middle of a commercial real estate transaction, there are a lot of things you need to do. One of these things is called due diligence, and it is an essential and comprehensive stage of any commercial real estate transaction. It’s actually so important that your contract should include a clause allowing for this process to take place. So, what’s due diligence? Due diligence is the process of investigating the physical status

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A Quick Guide to Real Estate Deeds

The process of buying and selling real estate is complex and can be daunting for everyone, particularly for those who are dealing with their first transaction. It can get confusing because there are a lot of things you need to be aware of during the process, both for commercial and residential real estate deals. One of the most important elements of any real estate transaction is called the deed. Deeds are key because without one,

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Negotiating a Commercial Lease? Follow These 5 Tips for Better Success!

Leasing a piece of property can be a stressful process particularly if you are trying to find the right space for your business. A lot of people think that there isn’t any room for negotiating rent, particularly when the landlord is the one calling all the shots. Well, think again! As a tenant, you have a right to negotiate to try and get better terms that will benefit you and your company. Here are some

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What to Expect at a Residential Real Estate Closing

So you’ve finally made it to the end of the road in your real estate transaction –  The Closing … Congratulations! You’re so close to completing your sale or purchase, and it’s nearly time to celebrate. But, before you get too comfortable, there are a few things you need to know about the closing process. “Closing” is the part of the real estate transaction where the buyer pays the sales price contracted for and receives

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Out with the HUD and In with the New Closing Disclosure Form

Out with the HUD and In with the New Closing Disclosure Form! Effective August 1, 2015, the Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule will come into effect and will require special processing and forms for all residential transactions that have lender financing. Here are copies of the handouts and links to the new Loan Estimate (previously the GFE) and the new Closing Disclosure Form (previously the HUD-1 & Truth In Lending Disclosure). Call us with any questions

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