Tag Archives: real estate

  • The Language of Eminent Domain. 4 Important Words to Know.

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

    Eminent domain is a complex and complicated area of real estate law.  In today’s post we want to help demystify eminent domain by introducing you to some of the more common words used in eminent domain proceedings. Understanding the language of eminent domain will give you a better understanding of just what is going on […]

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  • Struggling to Pay Your Mortgage? Watch Out for These Scams.

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

    Unfortunately, when you are at your most vulnerable, that’s when you are most likely to fall prey to con artists. In the real estate world, many of these criminals take advantage of people who are facing foreclosure. Foreclosure and mortgage scam artists will promise to “save” your home; or get you a loan modification. They […]

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  • What Happens To a Homeowner After Foreclosure?

    Posted on March 7, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    In Georgia, the nonjudicial foreclosure process moves pretty quickly. In a matter of months a foreclosure can be completed and you could no longer own your home. So what happens once a foreclosure is completed? Tenant At Sufferance. In Georgia, when a nonjudicial foreclosure has been properly completed, meaning that all nonjudicial foreclosure procedures have […]

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  • What Happens If Your Property is Landlocked?

    Posted on March 6, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    What happens if you have a piece of property but there’s no way in or out of it except over someone else’s land? You may want to find out a little bit about easements. What Is an Easement? Easements are an interesting real property right. An easement allows a person (the holder of the easement) […]

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  • Real Life Land-Grab. (Examples of How Adverse Possession Can Affect Your Property.)

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

    In Georgia, adverse possession, (also called “squatter’s rights”) is one way of acquiring title to real property. Adverse Possession. Adverse possession (meaning to possess the property “adverse” to the true owner) allows people who do not have legal title to a piece of property or a portion of property to acquire title to it by […]

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  • Reinstatement. Redemption. What Do These Terms Mean?

    Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Real estate foreclosure law has some terms that tend to confuse people. For example, people often mix up the terms “redemption” and “reinstatement.” In most states, when a lender starts a foreclosure action, the borrower in default has a right of redemption or reinstatement. (In Georgia, there is no right of redemption.) These two legal […]

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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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  • 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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