Understanding Liens in Commercial Real Estate

When dealing with commercial real estate, the use of liens can be fairly common. Liens can impact the ability of a business to start from the ground up or continue to grow and expand. Understanding how different types of liens can affect businesses is incredibly important when leasing or purchasing a commercial property. What is […]


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New Apartments Fighting Condo Owners Associations

Houston is an unusual city for many reasons, but one of the most visibly apparent reasons is that there are no zoning requirements. This means that grocery stores can go up next to houses, but it also places a higher burden on homeowners and condo owners associations. Because there are no zoning requirements, these organizations are often the only thing standing in between a new development and residents. This is the case for the condominium owners association at the Cosmopolitan apartment complex, which is fighting the development of a 39-story building.


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Not All Real Estate Agents Are Bound By Fiduciary Duty

Recently, Consumer Federation of America (CFA) posed a national survey question to a group of adults who were asked whether or not they assume realty agents are required to represent the best interests of the home buyer or seller with whom they are working. Around 50 percent answered yes, and 16 percent said, “yes, almost always.” Leaving two-thirds of consumers in the survey with roughly the same impression.


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