What You’re Paying For When You Hire a Realtor

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The more technology disrupts the process of buying and selling a home, the more relevant it becomes to understand what you’re paying for when you hire a realtor. The answer: a professional, hopefully with experience, to help you through the process and ensure it is all done correctly. Exactly how that breaks down depends on Read More

Statute of Limitations for a Quiet Title Action in Utah

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Unlike some states, there is no explicit statute of limitation for quiet title actions in Utah. However, this does not mean a statute of limitation won’t apply to your case. Determining whether a statute of limitations applies, and what the statute of limitation is, depends on your facts. What is a Quiet Title Action? Generally speaking, Read More

What Happens When You and a Neighbor Disagree on Property Boundaries

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As more land in Utah transitions from family farms to housing developments, disputes arise as to the location of parcel boundaries, the scope of easements, and the use of roads. Adjoining lot owners who have peacefully co-existed for decades can find themselves embroiled in controversy when it is discovered that what is on file with Read More

Eviction Rules Set to Change in Utah

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Starting Nov. 1, 2016, a new court rule will require residential landlords and tenants to exchange more information and to do so earlier in all unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuits, with failure to comply potentially costing a party the case. If you’ve ever been involved in an eviction or other unlawful detainer lawsuit, you know how Read More

Buying a Home? Get What You Pay For

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A real estate transaction is the largest purchase many of us will ever make. Fortunately, the process in place is one designed to minimize surprises as much as possible. Take advantage of that system fully by familiarizing yourself with the following steps. Caveat Emptor In Utah, real estate transactions are conducted under the long-settled legal Read More

Lis Pendens Explained

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“Legalese” often renders the law more confusing than it needs to be. Case in point: “lis pendens” (pronounced liz pendenz). This latin phrase meaning “lawsuit pending” refers to a legal document designed to inform the public of a lawsuit that could affect the right to own or possess a specific parcel of real estate. The Read More

Bankruptcy Updates

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September 14, 2011 A survey recently released by the Institute for Financial Literacy bankruptcies filed by consumers with college degrees were up 20% and bankruptcies filed by consumers earning over $60,000.00 increased by over 66%. According to Leslie E. Linfield, executive director and founder of the South Portland, Maine-based Institute for Financial Literacy, “The Great Read More