Real Estate

Ryan Conboy

Do Trustees, Personal Representatives, Conservators, and Guardians Need to Provide a Seller’s Disclosure Statement When Selling a Home in Michigan?

If you have ever sold real estate in Michigan – specifically a home with one to four residential units – you may recall completing a … Continue Reading

Ryan Conboy

Condominium Living: Be Prepared to Abide by the Rules

Looking for a starter home, searching for the home of your dreams, or downsizing for retirement? There are many factors to consider: multi-story or ranch, … Continue Reading

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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