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Co-Ownership Agreement Between Unmarried Couples

If you are considering buying a house with someone who is not your spouse, it is crucial that you have a co-ownership agreement in place. A co-ownership agreement is a legal document that describes how ownership of the property will be divided, what… Read More
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How to Avoid New Home Construction Contract Disputes

Once you’ve decided to build your dream house, you will face complex and challenging decisions. Most people who choose to build their own home understand that overseeing a new home construction project is a massive undertaking that will require wor… Read More
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Buying or Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent — FSBO Sales and Purchases

When you consider buying or selling a home, one of the first decisions you need to make involves whether to use a real estate agent. Since most buyer and seller agents use exclusive agreements which limit your rights in the sale or purchase of your h… Read More
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Considerations For Buying or Selling Real Estate with a Land Contract

Many potential homebuyers are still recovering from recent economic downturns. They may have income but a low credit score, or have gone through a bankruptcy, a short sale, or incurred debt due to medical bills or other financial issues. Whatever the… Read More
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Conditions to Include in Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement

Conditions to Include in Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement in Today’s Competitive Market

The current real estate market is hot and generally favors the seller. It is largely driven by two factors: increased demand from buyers, and a low supply of available real estate listings. Once you’ve found your new home, the next step is to prepa… Read More
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What to Consider When Buying a Condominium

What is a Condominium? Condominium living has become very popular in Michigan, particularly in cities and vacation spots. In an effort to regulate the growth of condominiums in Michigan, the Michigan Condominium Act was enacted in 1978, and amended o… Read More
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Due Diligence: What Should a Homebuyer Know?

Your home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. But when buying a home, many homebuyers do not know what they need to do during the period of time after they sign the purchase agreement and before the real estate closing. This is known… Read More
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Why Should I Have A Real Estate Contract Attorney When Buying a House?

For most people, purchasing a house is the biggest investment they will ever make. Consequently, a homebuyer must have a full and complete understanding of the home buying process in order to protect themselves. While there are numerous complex docum… Read More
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Do You Need Title Insurance When You Buy a Home in Michigan?

Buying a home involves a significant investment of time and money. The settlement process involves complex documents and numerous details. One aspect that buyers and sellers often ask about is title insurance. They frequently wonder if it is really a… Read More
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What Is a Lady Bird Deed / Enhanced Life Estate Deed in Michigan?

A lady bird deed (or ladybird deed), also called an enhanced life estate deed, is an estate planning tool that avoids probate and accomplishes other estate planning objectives. It is not like a common deed that transfers fee title to real estate, but… Read More
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