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Not All Closing Lawyers are Created Equal

by Gary Handin on

Who needs the anxiety of worrying about whether the right legal steps are being followed when sealing the deal on owning your dream home, or what delays could prevent you from getting in and settled sooner with fewer hassles? ... Read full article

Buy or Rent. First time moving out?

by Bill Conerly on

Should You Buy A House Or Rent? The Economics Of Homeownership... Read full article

Basic Landlord Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law

by Erin Eberlin on

Landlord tenant laws were created to serve as a blueprint for the interactions, rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants.... Read full article

How Landlords Use Blockbusting to Get Homes Ilegally

by Erin Eberlin on

Blockbusting is a method of manipulating homeowners to sell or rent their homes at a lower price by falsely convincing them that racial, religious or other minorities are moving into their once segregated neighborhood.... Read full article

Renting to Tenants With Criminal Records

by Erin Eberlin on

While it is ultimately a landlord’s decision about which tenants they will place in their rental property, there are still certain rules that must be followed. As part of the screening process, a landlord can access a tenant’s criminal record.... Read full article

Tenants' Rights in New Mexico

by Erin Eberlin on

Landlord tenant law in New Mexico protects the rights of its tenants. These rights include the right to the security deposit, the right to rent disclosure and the right to notice before landlord entry. Learn six rights of tenants in New Mexico.... Read full article

Reasons You Can Sue Your Landlord

by Erin Eberlin on

Landlords and tenants do not enter the relationship looking for conflict. Sometimes, however, problems do develop which cannot be easily fixed. In these situations, a tenant may consider suing their landlord to resolve the issues. ... Read full article

Is Normal Wear and Tear Different Than Damage?

by Erin Eberlin on

While a landlord is responsible for maintaining the rental property, there is a certain amount of deterioration that is expected to occur as the property ages, known as wear and tear.... Read full article

6 Problems Landlords Face Renting to Section 8 Tenants

by Erin Eberlin on

There are certain unique challenges a landlord could face when renting to a tenant with a Section 8 voucher.... Read full article

How to Run a Credit Check on a Prospective Tenant

by Erin Eberlin on

Running a credit check on a prospective tenant can help you protect your investment property. Since you can’t always judge a book by its cover, this check allows you to dig deeper into the financial condition and habits of the prospective tenant.... Read full article