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What's the effect of a foreclosure on a property lien? If you have a lien on a property and the bank forecloses do you lose your claim to that property? It depends on your state's laws regarding liens and foreclosure. The mortgage lender also has a lien on the property and once the property is sold you may lose your lien, even if a court issued a judgment in your favor.
What are some ways to slow the rising number of foreclosures in the ailing real estate market, and what to do if you're questioning a realtor's ethics? Suggestions for improving the real estate market and slowing foreclosures include enforcing the Realtor Code of Ethics, encouraging prelisting home inspections and lower real estate property taxes.
Depending on when you do your 1031 tax exchange you may be able to claim a failed or partially failed 1031 exchange on your taxes. Learn how the timing of a 1031 exchange affects tax straddling. Be sure to discuss the timing of your 1031 tax exchange with your CPA or tax attorney.
When you're doing a 1031 tax exchange you have 45 days to identify your replacement property. The replacement property in a 1031 exchange has to be like kind property. So you have 45 days to find another domestic real estate property if the property you plan to sell is in the U.S. also. Learn whether weekends and holidays are included in the 45 day rule for 1031 exchanges.
When doing a 1031 exchange, how long do you have to acquire your replacement property? 180 days. But you have to pay attention to when you pay your taxes and if you want the full 180 days, time your acquisition accordingly. Learn about the 180 day rule for 1031 tax exchanges and how that time is calculated.
When you're doing a 1031 tax exchange you need to follow three rules for identifying property. The three property rule allows you to consider three replacement properties without taking their fair market value into account. If you're looking at more than three properties for a 1031 exchange, you may be subject to the 200 percent rule or the 95 percent rule. Learn what these 1031 exchange rules are.
If you are renting a soon-to-be foreclosed property, will you be evicted? What happens if you pay your rent, but your landlord did not make the mortgage payments and the property entered foreclosure. What does the eviction process look like for a renter of a foreclosed property? Ilyce offers advice about the foreclosure eviction process.
When you hire a 1031 tax exchange company to help you exchange investment property you will pay some fees. 1031 exchange fees vary depending on the timing of the 1031 exchange. Fees will be higher for a 1031 exchange where the investor has acquired the new property before selling the old one. 1031 exchange companies factor risk into their fees.
When you buy a property in a subdivision, your property likely has easements around it. In some cases these easements are for utilities. An easement allows a second party, such as a utility company or neighbor, access to property. Easements are legally documented and it's helpful to consult a real estate attorney to understand them.
A home owner wants to protect the title to his home, because his wife works in medicine, and could be sued. Tenancy by the entirety could be the best option. Tenancy by the entirety means both of them would own all of the home and would have to agree with most choices having to do with the ownership and sale of the home.