• Alternative Dispute Resolution: What is it?

    Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    People often think that when you have a legal dispute, the only way to resolve it is to go to trial. They picture themselves on the witness stand, getting their “day in court,” pouring out their story to the judge and a sympathetic jury… While litigation has its place, it can be very stressful, time-consuming […]

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  • Lien Into it—What’s a Mechanic’s Lien?

    Posted on February 13, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Remodeling your home can be a wonderful and exciting experience. What’s not so exciting and wonderful is the fact that if the subcontractors who worked on your home did not get paid, they can file a lien against your home to recover the money—even though you paid the general contractor for that job. Welcome to […]

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  • How Brokers Earn Their Commissions

    Posted on February 12, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Buying and selling real estate is serious business. So is the money that can be made on real estate transactions. Knowing how real estate brokers and agents make their money is important issue for both real estate buyers and sellers. Why? Because understanding commissions can help buyers to make informed offers, and reducing the commission […]

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  • Preparing for Trial: A Brief Look at Depositions

    Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    In civil litigation, the law provides pre-trial legal procedures that allow both sides to gather information from the opposing party, called “discovery.” The information gathered during discovery can be helpful in allowing a party to evaluate his/her own case, or in settlement negotiations or if the case goes to trial. One of the discovery tools […]

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  • Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit: What to Expect if You Sue or Get Sued

    Posted on February 10, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If you have never been involved in litigation before, you may not know what to expect. In today’s post we will give you some general guidance as to what is involved procedurally in a typical lawsuit. Lawsuit Basics. All civil lawsuits start with the filing of a complaint (or, in some instances, a petition). Essentially, […]

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  • Broken Promises: A Few Things That Makes Contract Disputes Complex

    Posted on February 8, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Communication is a tricky thing. You may know what you mean when you say something, or use a particular word, but the other person may interpret it very differently. If your miscommunication forms the basis of an agreement, you might end up in a contract dispute. Contracts and What They Are. At their most basic, […]

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  • 3 Things Tenants Should Know About Safety Deposit Returns

    Posted on February 7, 2019 by admin in Landlord Tenant.

    Whenever a lease comes to an end, the pressing question for most tenants is, “will I get my deposit back?” The answer depends on your state’s laws and the condition of the property at the end of the lease. In Georgia, where we practice, the laws governing security deposits apply only to landlords who own […]

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  • 3 Strategies For Working Out a Dispute With Your Tenant Without Losing

    Posted on February 6, 2019 by admin in Landlord Tenant.

    If you are a landlord, you realize that despite your best efforts, sometimes you can end up in a heated dispute with your tenant(s). When this happens, it’s easy for tempers to rise and conflicts to escalate. To make matters worse, you could find yourself embroiled in litigation—never a pleasant thing. Here are 3 strategies […]

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  • The 3 Main Powers of a Homeowner’s Association to Enforce The Rules

    Posted on February 5, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Homeowners living in communities governed by a homeowners’ association (“HOA”) or those considering buying property within an HOA community often wonder what happens if they violate the HOA rules. It’s a question worth asking. Before you purchase property within an HOA community, it’s a good idea to know the answer to that question. In today’s […]

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  • Some Things to Think About Before You Buy Into an HOA Community

    Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    There are lots of things to love about a residential community that is run by a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”). But before you buy a property that is governed by an HOA, you should understand how these associations work. Here are just 3 things you should consider when deciding whether or not to buy property governed […]

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