New Tax Law and Real Estate

June 21, 2018

For many families, real estate and the family home are some of the most important investments they will make. Many people rely on investing money in their homes as a safe investment for their future and that of their family. In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which made sweeping changes […]

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Can I Contest My Property Value For Tax Purposes?

May 29, 2018

Lots of fun surprises can come in the mail.  Unfortunately, your bill from the property tax assessor is not often in that category.  Each year your home will be assessed and the property taxes reevaluated.  In the vast majority of cases, this often means that your taxes will increase, as the amount of your property […]

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I Sold My Investment Property. Now What?

May 28, 2018

There are a variety of different ways that people will invest their money and their time to help boost their prospects for the future.  Different tools such as Roth IRAs, stocks, and businesses are all ways that investors may try to grow their assets to help build their pool of resources.  Investment properties are another […]

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Transfer on Death Deed

May 10, 2018

Estate planning requires careful thought and consideration to make sure that your goals for your family are properly met after your death.  A good estate plan can help your family minimize the impact of estate taxes, keep certain assets out of probate, and protect other assets from creditors.  Although there are many tools that can […]

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Ways Property May Be Titled?

January 12, 2018

Real estate can be a great investment to help secure your financial future and that of your family.  For most people, real estate is a major purchase, and could be one of the largest assets the family will ever hold.  Because it is such a large purchase with the potential to be a long-term investment, […]

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Real estate gets really, really real when you’re a conservator

October 30, 2017

Credit  Sarah Sicheneder, Attorney Either Voltaire or that guy from Spiderman said: With great power comes great responsibility. We’re pretty sure they were talking about navigating a real estate transaction when you’re a conservator. There are so many hoops to jump through that even the hoops have hoops. Don’t fret. We’re here to help. Let’s […]

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Selling a House Without a Realtor? Read This First

March 20, 2017

Written by Jack Clinton, Attorney You can sell your house without a realtor. But “no realtor” doesn’t mean you should do it totally on your own. There’s a middle-of-the-road option that can save time, money, and a world of headaches.

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Are You an Outlaw Landlord?

August 18, 2016

Renting Out Your Home? You Could Be Sued By the City. Homeowners across the country are using online listing services such as HomeAway, Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO), and Airbnb to rent out their homes. Locally, residents of Chaska are eyeing big paydays this fall when the Ryder Cup comes to Hazeltine National Golf Club, […]

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Probate Basics, Part 6

June 28, 2016

Part of an occasional series on probate. Probate and Property (as in Real Estate)? What if the person who passed away owned land in more than one state? If the he or she owned out-of-state land, the laws of the other state govern who inherits it unless there is a will. If there is a […]

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