Estate Agency Legal Blogs

Legal blog posts regarding estate agency, published by estate agents and property law firms.

“I want a mortgage and I want it now!”

by JamesBooker December 5, 2014 Construction and Engineering

We are in the midst of a crisis – a housing crisis. This is not new news. I may even be stating the obvious. I am a married woman in my mid-40s – when I split from my first husband I was fortunate enough to be housed in a housing association property which offered me, […]

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Positive signs to invest in real estate in Spain

by David Lorenzo November 14, 2013 Conveyancing

Five reasons to invest in real estate in Spain After more than five years of crisis, uncertainty about when to recover the brick industry has given way to a widespread optimism, thanks largely to the closure of operations of foreign investors. “It has opened a new stage in the Spanish property market. In recent months, […]

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7 Essential Principles for a Stellar Career in Trusts and Estates

by Lauren Ray October 28, 2013 Estate Agency

When I was in law school, I knew that I was going to be a trusts and estates attorney.    I had been working for a trusts and estates attorney for a few years prior to going to law school so I knew that this was my destiny.   The reaction I got at school and in […]

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Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Estate Agency

Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home Pick a neighborhood and count the For Sale signs. In today’s economy it is a seller’s market. These home sale clusters are becoming more and more common. Neighbors are battling for buyers and cashing in on their property. So how can you beat out your neighbor and […]

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What is SDLT?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Sarah Hailes Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually paid when property or land is purchased or transferred in the UK. The amount that is paid for the property will establish how much, if any SDLT is to be paid. The value however, can vary depending on whether the property is residential, freehold, leasehold. […]

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Mortgage Approval Rise

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 15, 2013 Blawg

By Kulzinder Garcha The Guardian has recently reported that mortgage approvals for house prices has risen in March after falling through winter. Bank of England have disclosed that activity is picking up for house mortgages and remortgages. Bank of England stated that 53,504 mortgage loans were approved during March whereas in February it was at […]

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Sunshine and blue skies – Will it last?

by LawFirmNetwork May 7, 2013 Blawg

Looking out from the offices today I see that the sun is shining and we have some glorious blue skies across Cambridgeshire.  I can only hope that it will last through to the weekend so that I can give the grass its second cut of the year. To match the great weather I saw the […]

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Your Dream Home Costs too Much; Now What?

by melanie April 11, 2013 Estate Agency

If you’ve started searching for a first home, you’ve probably come across a very common problem: you covet a beautiful property that you simply can’t afford. The granite countertops and hardwood flooring make you swoon, or the location is amazing, but the monthly mortgage would ruin your budget and make living difficult. You can’t sacrifice […]

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The 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage Debate

by edralyn March 28, 2013 Banking

The 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage Debate Its so hard to have a long term perspective when working with a checkbook balance that is burdened by more goings than comings. In fact, for many home owners maintaining a budget is one of the biggest challenges one can face in the fight for financial freedom. Did you […]

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Do You Need an Estate Planning Memo?

by ericaronchetti February 12, 2013 Estate Agency

Do you need an Estate Planning Memo? Or, more importantly, do you know what one is? If you’re like many Americans, you’ve likely not yet thought about such a term, and yet every one of us should be planning for our loved ones when we’re gone. Others believe if they have a will or trust, […]

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Five Essential Terms to Have in A Rental Agreement

by Lilly January 14, 2013 Estate Agency

When signing a rental agreement, your whole future may be on the line—and not just for the time that you will live at the rental property in question. Of the nearly endless list of things that can possibly go wrong during your lease term, many of them present issues that could stick with you for […]

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Adhering to Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Regulations

by BritanniaSafety January 11, 2013 Employment Law

Carrying out regular fire risk assessments and ensuring you are adhering to fire safety standards is vitally important. It may be said ‘oh it will never happen here’ but unfortunately accidents do happen and in fact in England  every year more than 88,000 buildings catch fire causing around 319 deaths and 10,000 injuries. As a […]

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How to navigate real estate ownership research

by Lilly December 15, 2012 Estate Agency

When people are looking into residential home ownership, there are many things to be excited about such as decorating the house and moving in.  Commercial real estate investors have this feeling when preparing for new tenants. However, if you are part of either group, you should consider doing research into who owned the home before. […]

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States Repealing Estate Taxes in 2013

by sequoialegal December 14, 2012 Estate Agency

In the past few years, states have been starting to realize how much of a financial hardship an estate tax can be on a family. In an effort to keep people from moving out of state to avoid paying these taxes, have started to repeal estate taxes. An estate tax is a tax applied to […]

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Being Harassed by Neighbors? Here’s how to take Action

by RyanD August 29, 2012 Conflict Resolution

(US law and generally) Harassment is a serious issue, and though we might expect it on the street or even at work, it often blindsides us when we are at home. In some cases, the worse harassment comes from your neighbors, and if your neighbors are engaging in harassment directed towards you, your family and […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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