Cutting Corners in a Sizzling Market Gets Everyone in Hot Water

Sizzling Real Estate Markets. I live in Boise, a city that is on a number of the “Best Places to (Live; do Business; Retire; etc.)” lists these days.  I’m sure … Continue reading Cutting Corners in a Sizzling Market Gets Everyone in Hot Water

Fair Housing Act Reasonable Accommodations

In last week’s post, Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents, I wrote about the Fair Housing Act and how it poses risks to those who own or manage rental housing. Those risks include being charged with discrimination for treating persons with disabilities differently from other customers.

Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents

Do you own or manage rental housing? Are you a real estate agent who deals (at least in part) in residential properties?  If so, the Fair Housing Act likely applies … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents

Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment

In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he spoke about the importance of aligning people with the mission of an organization.  He used the illustration of the company … Continue reading Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment

Want to Avoid Getting Sued? Get it in Writing!

I recently asked several litigation attorneys if they had identified any trends in the business world regarding the kinds of conduct that was getting people sued. I got a wide range of answers, but the common theme was: a failure to get an agreement in writing.

Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Is your business ready to move into its first or next office space? Here are five things you need to understand before you make a costly mistake in the selection … Continue reading Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?

The January 23, 2018 blog post Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? has prompted another Real Estate Professional to ask about what seems to be a more common … Continue reading Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?

Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs?

The January 4, 2018 blog post Real Estate Professionals Need to Minimize the Risk of Getting Sued for Copyright Infringement has prompted a Real Estate Professional to ask about the … Continue reading Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs?

Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems

Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems What is a Home Surveillance System? More and more homeowners have installed surveillance systems in their homes, sometimes without realizing … Continue reading Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems