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.

Home Buying Terms You Need to Know

Get up to speed on the jargon used when it comes to home purchases and mortgages.

Tips for Small Business and Consumers Facing the Rent Crisis During COVID-19

If you're a business or consumer facing a rent crisis due to COVID-19, you can negotiate with your landlord, work out a payment plan, and apply for…

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Loan Lessons: Are You Ready to Buy a House?

When is the best time to buy a house? Here are six questions to ask that will help you decide if you're ready for this significant (and perhaps life-…

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When Working from Home Doesn't Work Anymore

Many businesses are started in homes — but that doesn't mean your business should be home-based forever. Find out when it's time to move out, what…

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Getting to Know Your Bargain and Sale Deed

Does your pending real estate transfer involve a bargain and sale deed? If so, you need to understand how this document may affect your legal rights.

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Issuing a Lead-Paint Disclosure

Selling or renting out your pre-1978 home? Learn about the requirements for lead-based paint disclosures—and what might happen if you don't comply.

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Establish the Rights and Responsibilities of Shared Real Property with a Land Ownership Agreement

Thinking about purchasing land with one or more co-buyers? Protect your investment by understanding your rights and by putting the proper agreement…

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Navigating the Assignment of a Commercial Lease

Special circumstances can require a tenant or a landlord to assign a commercial lease. Find out the most common situations for a commercial lease…

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Using a Property Management Agreement

Don't sign a property management agreement before you know exactly what it should—and shouldn't—contain.

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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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