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Leasing Farmland in Minnesota

July 28, 2020

Agriculture is a leading contributor to the economy in Minnesota. According to the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the agricultural industry provides more than 147,000 jobs and more than $57 billion in revenue. Minnesota is one of the top five states in the country for agricultural production and ranks eighth for livestock […]

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What Can I do if a Buyer Defaults on a Real Estate Contract?

February 29, 2020

Selling your home is often a lengthy and difficult process. Once you find a buyer and sign the contract, you are happy to move forward with your plans. Unfortunately, it can be a big disappointment and a financial blow when a buyer defaults on a contract. As a seller, you do have some options for […]

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Contingencies to be Included in a Real Estate Contract

November 25, 2018

Real estate contracts are some of the most important documents you will sign, no matter whether you are a buyer or seller. These contracts explain the terms of the deal, the sale or purchase price, the length of time the two parties have to settle the deal, and much more. Almost every real estate contract […]

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Canceling a Real Estate Contract

November 15, 2018

Entering into a real estate contract can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. Why? These contracts might signal the purchase of your first home. They might also signal the sale of your family business. Either way, both parties might want to back out of the real estate contract they sign with the […]

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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney When Buying a Home

September 20, 2018

If you have decided to finally enter the real estate market and purchase your first home you will want to have a real estate attorney by your side. There is so much that can go wrong with the purchase of a home, that you will want someone who can answer your questions, handle contract negotiations, […]

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Financial Considerations to Make When Buying Your First Home

August 5, 2018

Buying your first home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. For many people, it is the biggest purchase they ever make. When you are preparing to make a purchase of this magnitude, it is critical that you carefully consider all the financial issues that coincide with the purchase. Your real estate […]

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New Landlord? These Items Need to be in Your Lease

July 3, 2018

As a landlord, there are a lot of legal considerations you need to make. You need to abide by state laws and the Fair Housing Act. You also need to protect your own rights and interests. Striking a balance between your rights and your tenants’ rights is a complex issue in real estate law. When […]

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How Should I Advertise My House or Apartment for Rent?

March 26, 2018

If you currently own a rental property or you plan to buy a property and rent out all or part of it, it is critical that you understand the laws that apply to advertising your unit and screening prospective tenants. It can be quite easy to inadvertently create a discriminatory advertisement for your unit, which […]

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Moving to a New Area? Why You Should Rent There First

December 14, 2017

When life brings you to a new city or state, it can be tempting to buy a home and put down roots right away, especially if you have children. Even if you foresee yourself being in the new area for the long haul, it is smart to hold back and rent for the first year. […]

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Do I Qualify for a 203k Streamline Loan?

December 4, 2017

For most people, a home is the largest investment of their lives. For many, buying a foreclosed home or one in need of significant repair is a way to save money on this monumental purchase. To save even more money, the buyer can purchase the house with an FHA 203k loan, a loan that can […]

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