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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   This might sound strange, but as a real estate investor you are in one of the most litigated industries in the United States of America. Which is one of…

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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…

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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 investor. It helps keep the ownership of the property private and consequently insulates you from litigation. With a land trust in place, the…

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How Real Estate Investors Lose Money

How Real Estate Investors Lose Money Real estate investors lose money in two ways. The first is because the actually made a bad investment. The second is because somebody took it from them. And they…

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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 lawsuits are a business and anybody’s looking to sue you. They’re looking to get money out of you. I’ve proper asset protection strategy…

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Identifying a Nightmare in Litigation

Identifying a Nightmare in Litigation What I do is I make 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,…

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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 people make it big. Others lose everything. There’s always going to be those wanna-be Bernie Madoffs to watch out for. So before you…

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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 business online, maybe even one about you or your own business. A single 1 star Yelp review can quickly spiral into every business…

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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 Canolli.” Yes, we’ve all seen that movie. When it comes to going over your business plans and tax structure with your lawyer, you…

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Most Real Estate Investors Don’t Need To Pay For A Registered Agent

If you don’t own an LLC yet and you plan on getting one, read this first. You may or may not know that you’re required to have a registered agent in every state where your…

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The Only Two Ways Real Estate Investors Lose Money: Lawsuits & Bad Investing

Believe it or not, as a real estate investor you can only lose money in two ways. Think about it. Either you make a bad investment, or someone sues you and takes your hard earned…

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