Posts tagged Real Estate Law
Recreational Real Estate – Tips for Passing Down the Family Cabin

Season 3, Episode 17 – It’s where so many family memories are shaped…and your generous commitment to maintaining a legacy might become a tax burden. The family cabin is a source of memories for everyone, but leaving it to your kids could tarnish some of the future good times. So, what do you need know in advance? Should you sell it to your children? Gift it? Who gets what share? Who pays for maintenance in the future? And should you just turn it into an LLC? The simplicity of life at the family cabin can become incredibly complex when you’re gone. JDSA attorney Caitlyn Evans talks about your options in this episode of JDSA’s Law Talk about Recreational Real Estate – Tips for Passing Down the Family Cabin.

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Adverse Possession – When Trespassers Become Property Owners

Season 3, Episode 6 – Imagine a complete stranger suddenly owning title to your property—while you’re still living on it! It’s known as Adverse Possession. And it can happen. In certain circumstances a trespasser can enter your property, occupy it, and then gain legal claim to it. So what exactly is Adverse Possession? How does it end up in court? And what is the test for a trespasser to qualify for ownership? Before you start building walls around your home, JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock informs us about something most of us didn’t know was a thing, in this podcast titled Adverse Possession – When Trespassers Become Property Owners.

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Property Easements – and What You Should Know About Them

Season 3, Episode 2 – You may think its just shared space - the neighborly “gray” area between one piece of property and another. But a property easement can be so much more than just intersecting driveways. If not clearly defined, it could mean you forfeit some of your land. What’s worse, in some cases, you could even lose title to some of your land. Wait. What? Yes, it’s true – property easements are very complex, and it’s very important you understand them. Learn more and be in the know. Listen in to this podcast episode as JDSA attorney Matthew Hitchcock discusses Property Easements – and What You Should Know About Them.

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Encumbrances and the Issues They May Cause

Season 2, Episode 6 – Ever had a shared driveway with your neighbor? How about a situation where the utility company wanted unrestricted access to your property? And most likely, you’ve had a mortgage. Whether you knew it or not, these are all types of encumbrances. It can be an easement, a lien, or even a first right of refusal on a future sale. Some are voluntary such as your mortgage, and some are involuntary such as a utility easement. All are perfectly legal. And some may deter you from purchasing a property. Do you have all the information you need to make an informed decision? In this episode, Caitlyn Evans discusses Encumbrances and the Issues They May Cause.

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Property Boundaries And The Importance of Surveying

Season 2, Episode 3 – Everything inside your fence is your property…right? Are you sure? Or what about the garage you neighbor is starting to build? Is it entirely on his land, or just slightly on your land? Are you certain your survey is correct? Did you even get a survey before you bought your property? And what if you have a dispute with your neighbor? Property boundaries can be clear cut, or highly complex. Either way, you should not leave things to chance. After all, you’ve invested a lot to own that property! In this podcast episode, Caitlyn Evans discusses Property Boundaries And The Importance of Surveying.

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