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Common Mistakes Made in Real Estate Transactions

Mistakes in a residential real estate transaction can not only delay a closing but can also cause financial consequences. When Sellers and Buyers make mistakes, they often involve the following: Not Providing a Prospective Buyer with a Properly Compl… Read More
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Tips from an Attorney for Selling or Buying a House for Sale by Owner (FSBO)

If you are thinking about selling or buying a house “For Sale By Owner”, it is important to have a complete understanding of the FSBO process and all the legal requirements that are involved. It is also important to seek advice from an experience… Read More
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Top 10 Tips When Purchasing a Condominium in Michigan

Condominium living has become very popular in Michigan in recent years. However, there are many features of condo ownership to consider before purchasing a condominium. Owning a condo is very different from owning and living in a typical residential… Read More
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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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