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Benefits of Forming an LLC

By reading this article you are either a real estate investor, or an aspiring real estate investor. You have surely talked with people discussing LLCs (Limited Liability Companies.) One of the struggles investors run into…

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Finders’ Fee Arrangements for Real Estate Investors: What You Need to Know

Finders’ fees can have a few meanings in real estate, but generally the term refers to the chunk of change a “middleman” in your deal can take. Sometimes they’re gifts, other times it’s a commission…

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How to Make a Lien Friendly and Protect Your Real Estate

Yes, there is such a thing as a “Friendly Lien”. This is a lien against your property held by a party who is friendly to you. Ideally the “friendly party” is an LLC or corporation…

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Real Estate Joint Venture Liabilities Likely to Get You Sued

Freddy Stein is an active real estate flipper making big moves in the Atlanta market. He currently has four properties he’s rehabilitating, all held under his corporation.  Bad idea! We always recommend that our clients…

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Housing Discrimination Complaints: What Landlords Need to Know

No matter what walk of life you come from you’ll eventually deal with or perhaps serve as a landlord. As a tenant, you must stay on top of security deposits, rent increases, eviction policies as…

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Landlord Liability for Tenants’ Dogs

We’ve all heard of horror stories about the dog owner who had to go to court because his/her dog bit a child at the park or snapped at the pizza delivery guy. These cases can…

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The Fair Housing Act’s Protected Classes: What Landlords Need to Know

Over several years of helping landlords fight and win cases, we’ve noticed that the term “protected classes” leads to a lot of confusion. In this educational guide, we’ll discuss what all landlords need to know…

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HUD Guidance Memo on Landlords’ Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

Do you use arrest and conviction records to assess potential tenants before allowing them to rent your property? You might want to read this as a misstep can destroy your business and your life. The…

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When Should a Landlord Hire a Lawyer?

While there are some landlords out there who make a career out of being a landlord, most folks who rent out properties do so because it’s a lucrative form of investment. They own one or…

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Tenant Injuries: Landlord Liability and Insurance FAQ

Even a good landlord occasionally finds themselves in a tricky situation. When a tenant injures themselves, there are a number of situations in which a landlord could find themselves liable for the injuries. This is…

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Mold in Rentals: Landlord Liability, Responsibility, and Prevention

Mold is a serious problem in a number of older homes. Not only can mold aggravate your tenant’s allergies, but it can decrease their quality of life, reduce their productivity at work, and even present…

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Becoming Judgment-Proof Against Litigation

  Becoming Judgment-Proof Against Litigation Becoming Judgement-proof may sound strange, but as a real estate investor you are in one of the most litigated industries in the United States of America. The United states is…

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Lead Disclosures for Rental Property FAQ

Lead-based paint and heavy metal poisoning are one hazard that the government will expect landlords either to have professionally removed or disclose before renting out the property to tenants. This is going to be especially…

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Lawsuits Against a Series LLC Vs. A Traditional LLC

Lawsuits Against a Series LLC Vs. A Traditional LLC The more money you have located inside of any individual LLC, the more attractive it’s going to be for someone to sue you. It makes sense,…

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What Happens When a Land Trust Gets Sued

Forming a land trust is a no-brainer for the savvy real estate…

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How Real Estate Investors Lose Money

How Real Estate Investors Lose Money Real estate investors lose money in…

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Dear Real Estate Investor: Lawsuits Are a Money-Driven Business

  [00:07] As a real estate investor, you have to understand that…

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Identifying a Nightmare in Litigation

Identifying a Nightmare in Litigation What I do is I make it ,so that if anybody looks to sue you, it will look like you own nothing, that if they mean to sue you, it…

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The Only Two Ways to Lose Money Real Estate Investing: Lawsuits and Bad Investments

The Only Two Ways to Lose Money Real Estate Investing: Lawsuits and Bad Investments [00:08] Real estate investors lose money in two ways. The first is because they actually made a bad investment. The second…

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Judgment-Proof

Judgment-Proof This might sound strange to you as a real estate investor, but you’re in one of the most high-risk industries in the United States. The United States is already a very litigious country, and…

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LLCs Can Protect You From Issues That Insurance Refuses To Acknowledge

LLCs Can Protect You From Issues That Insurance Refuses to Acknowledge [00:08] The truth is is there’s a lot of that information when it comes to real estate investing and how to protect your assets,…

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Protect Yourself from Swimming Pool Liabilities

For those that don’t remember, we’re going to start with a real case that was all over the news. You may have even heard about it at the time. We’re doing this to make some…

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11 Crucial Questions You Should Be Asking Before Investing

You probably already know that investing can be a risky business. Some…

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Defamation and Bad Reviews: How To Protect Your Business & Personal Reputation Online

You’ve no doubt seen negative reviews and comments about someone or a…

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Attorney-Client Privilege & You: How to Talk to Your Lawyer

 “So then I says to the guy, ‘leave the gun, take the…

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