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The Lake Across the Street: Understanding Water Access Rights Along a Dedicated Roadway

The Lake Across the Street: Understanding Water Access Rights Along a Dedicated Roadway

If you own or are planning to purchase a property which is separated by road from a lake, it would be worth having an attorney and surveyor investigate your rights as to the access of the lake. - Article by Robb Krueger

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Posted on March 17, 2017

Estate Planning for the Agribusiness: Like-Kind Exchanges

Estate Planning for the Agribusiness: Like-Kind Exchanges

Farmers that intend to retire and purchase real estate in Florida, Arizona or elsewhere, can take advantage of section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“section 1031”), often referred to as a Like-Kind Exchange. - Article by Justin Wheeler

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Posted on December 16, 2016

Beach House - Know Michigan Water Rights: Riparian, Easement, or Access?

Beach House - Know Michigan Water Rights: Riparian, Easement, or Access?

Many dream of owning their own beach house. But before you get out your board shorts and sunglasses, there are a few legal concerns to keep in mind. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on July 28, 2016

You Have to Pay Those Real Property Taxes...But Maybe It Can Be Less

You Have to Pay Those Real Property Taxes...But Maybe It Can Be Less

The start of a new year is a popular time for self-assessments, check-ups and resolutions. Resolving to give your real property a tax check-up in late January or early February can not only provide assurance that your holdings are not being overly taxed, but it might also save you money. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on January 29, 2016

Buying and Selling: What They Don’t Talk about on HGTV

Buying and Selling:  What They Don’t Talk about on HGTV

Buying a new home or selling an existing home can be an exciting and yet stressful time. There is one commonly overlooked item in the buying and selling process that can help avoid costs down the road. - Article by Nick Spigiel

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Posted on September 23, 2015

Top Five Tips for Purchasing a Condominium in Michigan

Top Five Tips for Purchasing a Condominium in Michigan

While we often conceptualize a condo as connected townhomes, you may be surprised to learn that there is another type of condo designation in Michigan. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on August 31, 2015

"Furnishing" Alcohol to College Age Minors: Liability as a Homeowner

"Furnishing" Alcohol to College Age Minors: Liability as a Homeowner

Knowing the difference between "selling" and "furnishing" alcohol can save homeowners a great deal of trouble. - Article by Mark Kreter

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Posted on August 25, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Resuscitates Underwater Second Mortgage Holder Protection

Supreme Court Ruling Resuscitates Underwater Second Mortgage Holder Protection

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that junior mortgages may remain as secured claims. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on June 03, 2015

Forfeiture or Foreclosure: Two Land Contract Default Remedies

Forfeiture or Foreclosure: Two Land Contract Default Remedies

Understanding the pros and cons of a seller's two legal options once a purchaser defaults on a land contract. - Article by Jim Lance

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Posted on March 02, 2015

Expect to Inspect: The Only Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate

Expect to Inspect: The Only Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate

What to expect when purchasing property. - Article by Jeffrey D. Swenarton

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Posted on January 26, 2015

Drilling Down Into Buying or Selling a Dental Practice in Michigan

Drilling Down Into Buying or Selling a Dental Practice in Michigan

Important issues to consider when buying or selling a dental practice in Michigan. Article by Dan McGlinn

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Posted on January 19, 2015

The End of January is Near: Time for a Real Property Tax Checkup

The End of January is Near: Time for a Real Property Tax Checkup

Giving your real property a tax checkup early in the year could save you money now and in the future. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on December 30, 2014

Deeds Done Right

Deeds Done Right

Real estate transfers are accompanied by various potential pitfalls. Here are just a few of the issues involved of which you should be aware. - Article by Ryan McNally

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Posted on September 29, 2014