Category: Real Estate

The Law of Purchase Agreements: Seller’s Remedies for Buyer’s Breach – Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute

  The information below originally appeared as part of the Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute.   To hear an audio version, click here.   You can hear my Legal Minute segments during the show every Saturday on 1500 ESPN at 7 a.m.

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Transfer on Death Deed: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute

The information below originally appeared as part of the Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute.   To hear an audio version, click here.   You can hear my Legal Minute segments during the show every Saturday on 1500 ESPN at 7 a.m. and On Demand. For many people,

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Life Estates: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute

The information below originally appeared as part of the Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute.   To hear an audio version, click here.   You can hear my Legal Minute segments during the show every Saturday on 1500 ESPN at 7 a.m. and On Demand. A “life estate”

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Mechanics Liens: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute

My recent Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute briefly outlined Minnesota’s mechanic’s lien law, and there is only so much that can be said about mechanic’s liens in sixty seconds.  Here, as the late Paul Harvey would say, is the “rest

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Quiet Title Actions and Proceedings Subsequent: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute

The information below originally appeared as part of the Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute.   To hear an audio version, click here.   You can hear my Legal Minute segments during the show every Saturday on 1500 ESPN at 7 a.m. and On Demand. In most every

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Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute September 2016

  I’ve now posted all of my Minnesota Home Talk “Legal Minute” segments for September.  Topics are split evenly amongst purchase agreement issues and commercial lease issues. Click on the links below to listen: September 3, 2016: Should Representations and

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Arbitration Agreements in Real Estate Purchase Agreements: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute, January 24/31

My January 24 and January 31 Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minutes dealt with the arbitration agreement in a residential real estate purchase agreement. When you sign a residential purchase agreement in Minnesota, whether you are the buyer or the seller

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Minnesota’s New Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate: Minnesota Home Talk, January 10, 2015

  “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” -PJ O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, 1989 What better way to start off the New Year AND kick off the new blog site than

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Top Five Silliest Real Estate Laws: No. 1: Minnesota’s Torrens Law

These past five weeks, I’ve written about several real estate laws – both Federal and Minnesota – that, in my opinion, do not make sense any longer.  I’ve done this to show that good intentions sometimes produce unintended adverse results. 

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Paradise Lost: What to Do With the Homeowners Association When the Developer Goes Down

A few years ago, with the housing market at its peak, many developers created housing developments known as “planned communities.”  These neighborhoods were cities within cities, and they came complete with their own form of quasi-government, i.e., the homeowners association. 

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