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Commercial Real Estate FAQ
What exactly is commercial real estate? Are there really that many differences between a commercial real estate deal and buying a house? What are some of the common pitfalls involving a real estate business deal? Should I hire a real estate broker or a real estate lawyer? ... Read more

Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Investment Terms
If you own commercial real estate investments, there are a number of legal terms you should be familiar with. You don't need to become an expert, but an understanding of the language can help you decide whether you need the help of a lawyer. Common Area Maintenance When renting out commercial property, ... Read more

Sharing Land Ownership
The laws controlling real property ownership can be complex and specific. This is because land, and the improvements made to it, are valuable and unique. State laws provide different forms of ownership. Co-ownership or concurrent ownership is when more than one person owns land. Co-Ownership Types Three ... Read more

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges of Commercial Property
If you invest in commercial property that has appreciated in value, and are ready to cash in, you might owe a lot of income tax on this transaction. You can postpone income tax by making a "1031 like-kind exchange" instead of selling the commercial property. F irst you'll need to find someone who is ... Read more

Business Real Estate: Selecting a Good Lawyer
When you have a legal problem involving business or commercial real estate, know some basics about selecting a real estate law lawyer. Articles on Lawyers.com can give you a good start, and help provide insight as you search for the right lawyer. Next, start building your list of candidates with the ... Read more

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It depends on your agreement with the broker.  If you have a standard agreement, the answer is usually no.

Banks will consider lending to a condominium association. As with any loan, the bank will review the credit of the borrower and the collateral it can offer to secure repayment of the loan. You should ...Read more

Generally, in a condominium as defined in California, the association is required to repair utiliies that serve more than one unit.  However, the developer may have allocated repair duties differ ...Read more

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Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind.  Otherwise, mother would have warned you that office space may only be shared with others ... Read more

Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income – Landlor ... Read more

New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for land title sur ... Read more

Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to purchase. The landowner is seventy-five years old with three grown children ... Read more

Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances

Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup ... Read more

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