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October 2017 Archives

3 common contractual violations in a new home

The builder of your new home must abide by his or her contractual obligations, which you and the builder agreed to before you decided to purchase the property. Failure to adhere to the terms of the contract could result in the builder being liable for financial damages.

Sellers must disclose home defects prior to the sale

Can you imagine buying a $1 million home, only to discover that it requires tens of thousands of dollars worth of termite control treatments? Home sellers are required by law to disclose defects related to the properties they sell. Failing to do so could leave the home seller liable for the cost of repairs later incurred by the purchases of the property.

Homeowners associations can create challenges when selling a home

When you own a condominium property, it's likely that you belong to a Homeowners Association (HOA). You may also belong to an HOA if you live in a neighborhood. While there are many benefits to belonging to an HOA -- such as rules that require neighbors to keep their houses beautiful so property values stay as high as possible -- there are some disadvantages, too. These disadvantages become particularly apparent when a homeowners association is in a bad state of financial health.

Factors to consider when negotiating a rental lease

If you're a business owner looking to rent a space to conduct business, you may need to negotiate the amount you will pay to lease the property. When negotiating the terms of a commercial lease, it will help you to have an understanding of the market and general prices in the area where you want to rent. This article will talk about several factors you may want to keep in mind when negotiating your commercial leasing arrangements.

Amazon's potential impact on local rentals

In September, the online retail giant Amazon announced that they are seeking to build a second corporate headquarters and are waiting on competing bids from state and local governments. The New York Times named the Denver area as the best choice for the new headquarters, which promises to bring up to 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in local investments.


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