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When you have real estate investment property, figuring out the right strategy to minimize your risk and protect your investment is crucial. Find out the differences between a limited liability company and liability insurance, the benefits of an LLC, and whether or not an LLC is the right choice for your real estate investment. more...

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Short sales seem to be the hot topic in real estate these days. But as a homeowner with mortgage debt who is considering all the options, is short selling a home the right decision? more...

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After months of searching, you've found it: your dream house. Its winding drive leads to the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms. You see yourself cozying up by the fireplace on cold, winter nights and taking in the first breath of spring as you open the French doors to a gorgeous view. The roof, plumbing and electricity are brand new. Too good to be true? Maybe. Did you ask about ghosts? more...

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Once a tenant has taken up residence in your rental unit, it can be costly and time-consuming to have him or her removed, so you should aim to head off any problems before the first box is moved in. more...

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Are you facing foreclosure on your home? You may think there's not much you can do to avoid it. But, what you don't know is that there are alternatives to foreclosure. more...

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Oh, it's great to be a landlord. You collect rent from tenants who adore you, you please your financial planner, you form lasting friendships and your phone only rings between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Unless a unit's hot water heater breaks in the middle of January. Or the sewer system explodes over the weekend you're in Maui. Or a tenant decides to start an indoor drum circle. Once you understand your legal responsibilities in the landlord-tenant relationship, you can better avoid any potential problems. more...

- - Running Your Business

Everyone knows that a written document otherwise known as a deed is needed in order to transfer title in real property from one person to another. What everyone does not know is that deeds can be complicated and nuanced, taking multiple forms, each with its own specific implications and particular best uses. more...

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As the old saying goes, "don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait." After years of economic ups and downs, people are looking for a solid investment that will build equity. One of the strongest investments is still residential real estate. So just how exactly can you protect yourself? A solid lease is a great place to start. Read more to find out how to draft a solid residential real estate lease. more...

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With the current uncertainties in the housing marketing and the credit crunch this past year, everyone is looking to save wisely. And, if you are getting ready to file your 2007 taxes, you will want to take advantage of every available tax break. Here are a few tax deductions that will make filing a little easier on your pocketbook this year. more...

- - Personal Taxes

Searching for and finding the right tenant is a big step for any first time landlord. So before you sign off on your first tenant, here are a few things you definitely need to know. more...

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