Dear Clients and Friends, Remote work practices may be sparking a new residential trend away from urban areas. City dwellers, accustomed to living in small, high-priced apartments, are now looking for bigger spaces in the suburbs. Rents are rising in suburban markets … [Read more...] about Remote work practices driving housing demand in suburbs
Real Estate Law
Dear Clients and Friends, In October, the Atlanta City Council unanimously approved legislation that would allow tenants to pay their security deposit in installments, or purchase security deposit insurance, in lieu of an up-front cash payment. Atlanta is the second city to … [Read more...] about ‘Renter’s Choice’ laws gaining steam
Dear Clients and Friends, The number of foreclosure filings nationwide dipped to a record low as of the mid-point of 2020, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Midyear 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Filings were down 44 percent over the course of the first six months of … [Read more...] about Foreclosures hit a low, at least for the time being
Dear Clients and Friends, Aside from child custody, one of the most emotionally charged issues in a divorce is usually who gets to keep the house. For most couples, a house is their most valuable asset, and it has an enormous symbolic value as well. But while couples often … [Read more...] about Should divorcing couples sell their house?
Dear Clients and Friends, A bill pending in Congress would approve the use of remote online notarizations, making it easier to close on houses even if you cannot meet in person. The measure, called the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization … [Read more...] about Bill pending in Congress would allow remote online notarizations
Dear Clients and Friends, When you sell your house, your real estate agent usually represents you throughout the process. And your agent has a fiduciary duty to you, which means he or she has a responsibility to act in your best interest. It is possible for the seller’s … [Read more...] about Dual agents: When the same realtor represents both the seller and buyer