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COMMERCIAL FINANCE PART 6: LOAN WORKOUTS

With residential realty on the rebound, many people think real estate problems are over. But it’s not necessarily so for owners of commercial property. Today’s Article will focus on strategies for dealing with defaulting commercial loans. This is Part 6 in our Commercial Finance Series. As always, if you have any questions about your real […]

SELLER FINANCE: Risks and Rewards When Cannabis is Involved

By Steve Beede, Founder/Counsel In 2016, we published a series of Articles on the challenges of leasing real property when the occupant may be using, cultivating, or distributing medical marijuana (“Cannabis”). However, since then California has passed a law legalizing recreational marijuana which has greatly expanded both the potential use as well as the business […]

UNDERSTANDING SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

By Steve Beede, Founder/Counsel Here’s the scenario: The Buyer has finally found the home of their dreams and they and their real estate agent are excited that the Seller has accepted their offer. Suddenly, the agent gets an e-mail from the Seller’s agent: the Seller has found a buyer willing to pay more and is […]

SO YOU GOT BUMPED… Rights and Remedies for Passengers

by Steve Beede, Founder/Counsel By now, everyone is aware of the image of a passenger on a United Airlines being dragged off a plane after getting bumped so some United employees could get a seat. This was both an outrageous and traumatic overuse of force as well as a public relations disaster. But was it […]

LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING FAIR HOUSING

Fair Housing encompasses all issues of real estate that impact the availability of housing for Tenants as well as Buyers. Today, I’ll focus on several key issues that should guide any housing provider in the services and representations that they make to others. 1. Don’t Forget that Tenants are people too. In law school they […]

SUCCESSION IS COMING TO BPE LAW GROUP, P.C

Today’s Article brings news of an important and valuable change coming to BPE Law as I begin the process of moving into retirement and Keith Dunnagan takes full control of the Company.  As I firmly believe, this change will bring significant improvements and expansions on the legal services we bring to you and will continue […]

Easements – Part 6: Termination and Abandonment

Today we complete our series of Articles on the creation, use, protection, and now termination of Easements. You can view all of the prior Easement Articles (as well as all other Articles) in the News/Blog section of our website at www.bpelaw.com. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, […]

SEARCHING FOR A PROPERTY MANAGER

A great many of our clients at BPE Law Group are real estate investors who have long handled all of the tasks involved with owning and managing rental property. For those who are members of the Baby Boom generation and approaching retirement, the demands of management are in conflict with their desires to travel and […]

Documents Retention – How Long Must We Keep All That Paper

Whenever a dispute arises concerning a real estate transaction, the first thing the attorneys do is request a copy of your file. Why? Quite simply because all real estate contracts are required to be in writing including any information on which the contract is based. It is not uncommon for buyers, sellers, and agents to […]
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