Real Estate

Ray Schultz

How to Use a Michigan Judgment Lien in Your Collection Efforts

If you own real property in Michigan, you won’t be able to sell it or refinance unless you have a clean title. If you are … Continue Reading

Kay Kossen

Michigan Real Estate Basics: Title to Real Property

Title issues can arise in every real property transaction, and how property owners hold title plays a significant role in any potential dispute. Let’s look … Continue Reading

Jim Lance

Adverse Possession in Real Property Boundary Disputes

Believe it or not, a person can become the rightful owner of a piece of real property even if he does not have legal title … Continue Reading

Collin Rosenbaum

Legal Distinctions Between Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, Assistance Animals, and Pets

Animals play a vital role in the health, safety, and wellbeing of people around the world. Certain animals, known as “service animals,” are specifically trained … Continue Reading

Jeff Swenarton

Conducting a Commercial Real Estate Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental due diligence – the assessment of known and potential environmental liabilities and obligations associated with a piece of property – is an integral part … Continue Reading

Ryan McNally

Ensuring Your Property’s Taxable Value Is Capped

In Michigan, property taxes are calculated according to the taxable value of that real estate. This usually means that as the taxable value of the … Continue Reading

Jim Lance

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Real Estate Land Contracts

A land contract can be an attractive alternative to a traditional real estate transaction. Unlike a conventionally financed purchase of property, third-party lenders are not … Continue Reading

Charles Bogren

Homeowners’ Associations and Restrictions Against Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

With the explosion in Airbnb, VRBO, and other home-sharing services, many homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are considering covenants to ban short-term rentals. The question is whether … Continue Reading

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Medical Marijuana Real Estate Transactions: Title Insurance and Closing Issues

The conflict between state and federal law brings uncertainty about potential liability for involvement in transactions related to the medical marijuana industry – including the … Continue Reading

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Understanding Leasing Issues Involving Michigan Medical Marijuana Businesses

In 2008, medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan and the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (“MMMA”) became law. Since that time, medical marijuana has become a … Continue Reading

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