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Ways to Sell Real Estate with Deferred Payment: Seller-Financing and Option Agreements

Many property-owners encounter opportunities to sell their properties in unconventional ways.  Often, these opportunities involve selling to a buyer who will not fully pay the purchase price, whether with cash or lender-financing, up front.  There are situations beneficial to the seller to consider such options.  This article will summarize two common scenarios for deferred payment […]

Understanding Liens—a Gold Mine or Land Mine, Part 3

We ended our last blog with a land mine many investors face during a purchase of a property in foreclosure – unknown or unforeseen liens such as past HOA dues. Because foreclosures present good purchase opportunities for investors, it’s important for investors to understand basic concepts in the foreclosure process.  All foreclosures are actions are […]

Understanding Liens—a Gold Mine or Land Mine, Part 2

In Part One of this series, I discussed the importance for investors to know just what they are buying when seeking out distressed property.  As described in the our first blog,  it is ok to buy that 7-11 hot dog, but only if that’s the value purchase you intend to make.  Investors should know what […]

Understanding Liens—a Gold Mine or Land Mine, Part 1

Warren Buffet is widely regarded as one of the greatest investors of all time. Though he’s not famous for real estate investing, his principles are universal. Buffet built his fortune on value investing and the idea that you make your money when you buy, not when you sell. He has long talked about buying shares […]

What Real Estate Professionals Should Know About Fair Housing Laws

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All real estate professionals should be very much aware of certain legal issues regarding housing discrimination and the federal and state laws that cover them.  Some very important issues involve fair housing laws designed to protect the public from the discriminatory practices that once flourished in the real estate industry. […]

Airbnb — a Threat or Opportunity for Landlords?

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. © 2018, All Rights Reserved. The law has always struggled to keep up with technology.  Back in the 70’s, the legal system was not ready to address issues stemming “test tube” babies and currently, there are some gray areas involving digital assets in estate planning. In the still-young internet age, […]

The One Thing You Can’t Do When Protecting Your Assets

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. (c) 2018 all rights reserved. The concept of asset protection is largely misunderstood.  There are many bad things that can happen to good people.  These events often lead to attempts to take away what we work hard to acquire.  An important and effective habit is to consider all the “what […]

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