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Existing home sales rise to highest levels in a decade

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Residential Real Estate on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

The sale of existing homes in the United States is now at its highest level since February 2007, according to a new report by Reuters. This news is good for the economy and the housing market as a whole, both of which appear to be in better shape than before the Great Recession. In Minnesota, the… Read more »

Downtown Minnesota office occupancy on the rise

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Commercial Real Estate on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Multi-tenant office space occupancy in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, is continuing to rise. In fact, both residential and retail development are steadily growing in the area as well. At this time, the Greater St. Paul Building Owners and Managers Association says that competitively leased buildings currently show an occupancy of 83.4 percent this year. This… Read more »

Steps to closing a real estate deal

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Real Estate Transactions on Friday, November 04, 2016.

We have all heard the word “closing” on a real estate deal from friends and relatives, but for people who have never been through the experience, they might not know what it means. In fact, closing on a real estate transaction can be somewhat complicated and a number of things need to happen before the… Read more »

Other costs associated with buying a house

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Residential Real Estate on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

If you are considering buying a house, first and foremost, congratulations! Home ownership is an important step toward building personal wealth, and it offers numerous benefits for you and your family. It is important to note, however, that there are many hidden costs that often come with making such a sizable purchase, and the property’s… Read more »

How strong is downtown St. Paul real estate?

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Commercial Real Estate on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Real estate law attorneys often have a good sense for the current state of local real estate markets — simply because they work with numerous clients to help them negotiate their real estate deals. They also tend to be highly aware of any efforts made by their local regional governments to stimulate real estate growth…. Read more »

Can wills be handwritten?

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Probate & Estate Administration on Monday, October 10, 2016.

A will is a legal document that tells a probate court how a deceased person’s property should be distributed and, perhaps, how other affairs — such as the custody of minor children — should be handled. The probate court always attempts to honor the wishes of the deceased person, so a will doesn’t have to… Read more »

Hoping to keep your house in the family? Steer clear of short sales

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Real Estate Law on Tuesday, October 04, 2016.

In many circumstances, there’s nothing wrong with selling your house to someone you know. But different rules apply in a short sale. As we discussed in an earlier post, a short sale may be an appropriate way to avoid foreclosure in certain cases when you owe more than your house is worth. Since a short sale… Read more »

Good news for Minnesota’s fractional real estate market

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Residential Real Estate on Friday, September 23, 2016.

The fractional real estate model is a way of partially owning real estate through co-ownership. It is related to and not that different from timeshare properties, except for the fact that fractional real estate purchases usually include deeded ownership. Fractional real estate purchases waned during the recession, but recently there has been signs of recovery…. Read more »

Land contract attorneys in Minnesota

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Real Estate Transactions on Friday, September 09, 2016.

A land contract is often referred to as a contract for deed, an agreement for deed, an installment sale agreement or a land installment contract. This is a special contract entered into between the buyer and the seller of a piece of real estate. The contract involves the seller offering financing to the purchaser of… Read more »

Tips for first-time home buyers

On behalf of Lang Law Office posted in Residential Real Estate on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Buying a new home is a very big undertaking, and it’s a very big investment. For that reason, first-time home buyers who have never been through the process before will want to consider several strategies before they pull the trigger on their purchases. This article will discuss some tips that every first-time home buyer should… Read more »