Category: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute

The Patriot Act and Real Estate Transactions: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, March 15, 2014

My March 15 Legal Minute covers a somewhat obscure issue in real estate law which is contained in one of the more controversial federal laws on the books today; namely the Patriot Act.  You can listen to the clip here.

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Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, March 8, 2014

My March 8 Legal Minute addressed the issue of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments.  Click here to listen to the audio.Commercial real estate transactions present a different set of issues than residential transactions.  While many of the disclosures

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Acceptance of Part Payment of Rent: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, March 1, 2014

“Acceptance of less than the full amount of rent due from Tenant does not waive Owner’s right to evict Tenant for any past or existing violation of any term of this Lease.” The above-quoted language is perhaps one of the

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Using a Single LLC vs. Multiple LLCs to Own Multiple Parcels of Real Estate: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, February 22, 2014

Closing out the theme of “things people do in real estate transactions when an attorney isn’t involved”, my February 22 Legal Minute touched on a mistake that falls into the “penny wise, pound foolish” category; namely, using a single LLC

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The Perils of Transferring Property to an LLC Post-Closing: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, February 15, 2014

This month’s Legal Minute theme of “things people do in real estate transactions when an attorney isn’t involved” continued this week as I touched on one of the more common missteps – attempting to retitle property in the name of

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Differentiating Between a Tax Legal Description and a Full Legal Description: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, February 8, 2014

Continuing on this month’s Legal Minute theme of “things people do in real estate transactions when an attorney isn’t involved”, this week I discuss another common mistake:  mistaking the abbreviated legal description listed on a County’s property tax information website

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O&E Reports: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, February 1, 2014

February’s Legal Minutes all follow a consistent theme; namely, mistakes that people make in real estate transactions that could be avoided by using a knowledgeable real estate attorney (i.e., me).  The February 1 segment deals with Owner and Encumbrance reports. 

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Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute, January 25, 2014

My latest Legal Minute touches on Minnesota’s requirement for a Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement in residential real estate transactions.  You can listen to the clip here. The Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement satisfies the disclosure requirements of Minnesota Statutes Sections 513.52-513.60. 

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Minnesota Well Disclosure Requirements: January 18, 2014 Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute

Continuing on discussions about legally required disclosures in Minnesota real estate transactions, my January 18 Legal Minute covered Minnesota’s disclosure requirements pertaining to wells.Well disclosure is the process by which the seller of property provides information to the buyer and the

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Minnesota Methamphetamine Disclosure in Residential Real Estate Transactions: Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minute January 11, 2014

This week’s Legal Minute focuses on Minnesota’s requirement that whether a home has been formerly used to make methamphetamine (i.e., whether it has been used as a “meth lab”) must be disclosed in any sale of residential real estate.  To

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