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March 2017 Archives

Advice for selling a termite damaged home

State laws require home sellers to disclose whether their homes have termite damage to anyone looking to purchase the residence. Termite activity and termite damage can be disclosed via a disclosure form. The state of Texas has a standard home seller's disclosure form that you can use for this purpose.

What's a foreclosure by judicial sale

It doesn't matter what state you live in, foreclosure by judicial sale is available. Foreclosure by judicial sale is the process of selling a mortgaged property under court supervision. First, the proceeds from the sale go to pay off the mortgage. Second, they go to pay off other lien holders. Third, anything leftover will belong to the original mortgage borrower.

The basics of commercial zoning

Zoning laws are important for the organization of communities, to ensure the health and safety of residents. These zoning ordinances -- also referred to as land use regulations -- ensure that different areas of a city are used for different kinds of business activities. These laws may also dictate how a building can look, where it's located in relation to the roadway and how tall it can be.

Factor in property taxes before buying Texas real estate

The state of Texas has -- whether you think it's a good idea or not -- one of the highest property tax rates in the United States. According to an analysis published by WalletHub, Texans pay approximately 1.9 percent in property taxes. That ranks our state as having the sixth highest property tax rate in the country.

San Antonio commercial real estate lawyer

Attorney Matthew J. Obermeier is a partner of the Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, LLP, law offices. Representing clients in all types of commercial and residential real estate matters, Matthew J. Obermeire combines diplomacy with aggressive litigation to protect his clients rights and achieve their legal objectives both in and out of Texas court.