Real Estate and Business

Find tips and helpful resources related to real estate issues that face businesses—from signing a commercial lease to using a property management agreement.

Understanding commercial rental applications

Commercial rental applications are easy to fill out, but lease clauses can be confusing or undesirable. Follow these suggestions to better prepare…

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Forming an LLC for real estate investments: Pros & cons

LLCs are fast becoming a preferred entity type for investing in and holding real estate. Here are the advantages they confer—and the disadvantages.

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Show your purchase power with earnest money

Having sufficient earnest money for major purchases of real estate or personal property will enhance your purchasing power. Learn how earnest money…

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When to use a deed of release

Deeds of release are a common part of real estate transactions, particularly when a mortgage is attached to a property. Do you need one for your…

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Using a warranty deed to buy property

Deeds are the legal documents used to transfer ownership of legal property. A warranty deed, also known as a general warranty deed, is a deed that…

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How to use a general warranty deed

A general warranty deed is used to transfer real property from one person to another. This type of deed offers the greatest protection for the buyer…

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Illinois requirements for quitclaim deeds

If you're required to file a quitclaim deed in Illinois, some of the forms and exemptions you'll use and claim may surprise you. Follow these…

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Quitclaim deeds vs. warranty deeds in Texas

Quitclaim deeds aren't used very often in Texas, and are looked upon as barely even being a deed. See what other types of deeds you can use to…

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Using a warranty deed

Buying or selling real estate often involves the use of a warranty deed. Be sure you understand the effect and use of this important title transfer…

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