Real Estate Experts

As most of us know there is no shortage of self-proclaimed real estate “experts” looking for us to part with our hard-earned money. All you have to do is get excited by the pitch, subscribe online, buy the book or course and part with some cash.

Then go get rich in real estate! … (sorry, I almost forgot that part).

Recording and Public Records

The recording of real estate documents in the county public records provides notice to interested parties. Recording can also serve to secure the interest rights of a given party and the priority of interest. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of the public records in real estate.

Do I Need a Will?

Some of us ask, “do I need a Will?” A qualified estate planning attorney is the person to provide the right answer, but many people avoid doing estate planning because of the perceived cost, or they just feel it’s too morbid to deal with right now. There are some pitfalls to this thinking, some of which we should look at. 

Ethics in Business

Existing laws governing real estate practices, general business activity and professional services exist of course, but knowledge of them and caring enough to comply can be a different matter. Being on the good side of the laws is always the goal, but then there are the situations where I am legally right, but ethically conflicted.

Understanding Water Rights

There is not much in the bundle of rights that comes with real property ownership that is more volatile than the subject of water rights. The water on the surface of a property, as well as underground, is subject to control at every level, international, federal, state and local. A great way to start looking at this puzzling mess and try to sort it out is to look at some of the governmental entities that have water interests.

Finding Real Estate Investors

The only way I have ever funded my real estate projects is through private investors and I am fortunate that many of them have been repeat investors. The one fundamental truth for me is to treat my investors’ money better than I treat my own. Trust and fiduciary responsibility are the cornerstones of investor confidence, both to gain funding and to keep it.