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By Rochford Law Posted on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Report Shows Real Estate IRAs are Increasingly Popular as a Retirement Saving Strategy

It’s never too late to begin planning for retirement, and it’s never too soon to diversify. Many investors don’t realize they can take the helm of their retirement ship with a self-directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA). According to a study recently published by The Entrust Group, “Real Estate Investor Market: 2015 Trends in Real Estate IRA Investments Research Report,” individual investors throughout the country are giving a boost to the economy while planning for the future. Working with a real estate attorney can help you clear the way for a smooth sail into retirement by making the best decisions regarding a self-directed IRA.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title

By Rochford Law Posted on September 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Housing Starts and Building Permits on the Rise

Despite discouraging May numbers, both housing starts and building permits were on the rise throughout the United States in June, which indicates the demand for housing is holding steady as we rocket towards the final quarter of 2016. Housing starts rose 4.8% and applications for new building permits rose 1.5% in June. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s August joint press release, housing starts increased yet again in July, while permits held steady.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 30, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Why You Need a Reliable Real Estate Attorney to Help You Know What You Are Signing

Buying a home or even leasing a property can be a huge undertaking with significant financial implications. Add to this the fact that the contracts typically used in these types of agreements can be dozens of pages long and contain a ton of information that is written in what can affectionately be referred to as “legalese,” and it’s easy to see how the layperson can become confused. Before signing your name on the dotted line of a legally binding document that you don’t fully understand, enlisting the help of an experienced real estate attorney might be a wise decision. Here’s why...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM

What Are Liens?

If you’re planning to buy real estate, as exciting as that can be, there’s also a lot that can go wrong. As such, it is very important that you are familiar with the dangers involved in making investments like this, and take steps to keep your property safe.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Judgement Lien, Lien, Mechanic's Lien, Nashville Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate Lawyer, Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law, Tax Lien

By Rochford Law Posted on June 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

What You Need To Know About A 1031 Exchange

Buying and selling property and building a robust real estate portfolio can be an exciting experience for both parties, especially when profit, or gain, is part of the equation. Gain happens when property appreciates in value or when the seller takes advantage of depreciation deductions for tax purposes. In either case, it’s important to understand tax ramifications of your real estate transactions and how to make the most of your investment dollars. A 1031 Exchange may be a great option for maximizing your investment and getting the most out of your next commercial real estate investment.

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Topics: 1031 Exchange, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate Law, Property Tax, Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Electronic Signatures in Real Estate

Since Congress passed the ESIGN Act in 2000, electronic signatures (or e-signatures) are quickly eclipsing traditional wet signatures as the legal standard. This is as true the real estate arena as any other, and it’s no wonder. Electronic signatures have done almost as much to bolster security in the signing of documents as they have convenience. However, electronic signatures are not without nay-sayers.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Docusign, E Signatures, Electronic Signatures, ESIGN Act, Nashville Real Estate Law, News, Panda Doc, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 31, 2016 at 3:00 AM

How Do You Reform (Change) Your Deed?

In the world of real estate law, deeds frequently must be corrected. In fact, many property owners will eventually be faced with the task of making alterations to their deeds, and most will not know how to go about doing it. That is our topic for today, so we’ll start with the basics…

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Deed, Deed Reform, How To Change Your Deed, Nashville Real Estate, News, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Your Crash Course On Horizontal Property Regimes (HPRs) In Nashville

Enjoying its status as an “it city,” Nashville has been growing rapidly. With its economy in full flux, new businesses and residents arrive in Nashville constantly, and nowhere is this more evident than in residential neighborhoods. Once dicey, urban neighborhoods are now being rapidly gentrified as Nashville’s economy grows and young professionals invest in property.

As neighborhoods change and Nashville becomes more densely populated, many legal real estate issues are being forced to the surface. One such issue is that of horizontal property regimes (or HPRs).

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Duplex, Horizontal Property Regimes, HPR, Nashville, Nashville Real Estate, News, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 3, 2016 at 4:00 AM

An Introduction To Easement Law

The Tennessee law of easement frequently comes into play in conflicts between two adjacent property owners. Easements are a particularly nuanced area of practice, so if it’s something that you’re considering, it’s important to have your facts straight. We’ll start with the basics…

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Easement Law, Easements, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on April 19, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Tennessee Partition Law: How To Divorce Your Co-Tenant

Are you having problems getting along with the co-owner of your property? Do you disagree about how the property should be used? Do you want to sell, but your partner wants to stay? If you can’t see eye to eye with your co-tenant, maybe a partition action is right for you. To begin, let’s look at two example scenarios where a partition action might be filed.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Partition Law, Partitions, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyers, Residential Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law

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