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June 2018 Archives

When should you lease a business space instead of purchasing?

There are advantages and disadvantages to consider when deciding whether to lease or buy a piece of commercial property for your business. In this article, we'll examine the various conditions that -- when they exist -- you may want to consider going the route of leasing.

How to do a preliminary roof evaluation

When you're driving around San Antonio looking to purchase a new home, you'll want to determine whether there are roof problems at first glance, as quickly as possible. There are numerous homes on the market with severely damaged roofs. While might be a good strategy to buy one of these homes at a massive discount and carry out the roof repairs yourself, you will definitely want to know what you're getting into before you get too far into the real estate deal.

Issues that might come up while closing on a home

Buying your own home is a milestone for many Americans. Owning a home can provide a place to raise your family or your first foray into independent living. Whether you are buying a home on your own or with a partner, the process can be stressful. You have maybe heard horror stories of home sales falling apart at the last minute.

Zoning changes and commercial real estate

Before you purchase a piece of commercial real estate, you need to determine what you're going to do with the property and make sure that the property is zoned appropriately to serve its intended function. In fact, it's not unheard of for a commercial property investor to buy a building, but later find out that he or she can't use it due to improper zoning.

The difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Many people facing the threat of foreclosure choose to file for bankruptcy to try to prevent the foreclosure from moving forward. One of the benefits of bankruptcy is the "automatic stay," which prevents your creditors from moving forward with their efforts to collect on your debts. In most cases, the automatic stay will also apply to your mortgage lender and prevent the lender from foreclosing on your home.