Subject To Real Estate Sales

“Subject to” real estate sales are a new twist on an old scheme, promoted as a way to “control” significant amounts of real estate with minimal investment and virtually no risk.  The name comes from the idea that the real property will be purchased “subject to” an existing mortgage, eliminating the need for the “Buyer”

By |2020-11-24T18:12:05-06:00November 24th, 2020|Financial|

Adverse Possession and Fences

Adverse Possession - sometimes referred to as “squatters rights” -  is a legal way to obtain title to real estate without purchasing it, by occupying the property for a number of years.  Because the law is poorly understood by most people, the belief persists that all that is required is to 1) find a vacant

By |2020-11-24T17:56:24-06:00November 24th, 2020|Financial|

A Layman’s Guide to Summary Judgments

Getting Out Before Trial One of the questions I am often asked is whether there is any way to avoid trial, in a case that cannot be settled, or which for some reason you don’t want to settle. “This is a dumb case - can’t the judge just throw it out?” Like any answer in

By |2016-11-28T08:48:06-06:00July 2nd, 2015|Articles, Financial|

The Texas Usury Trap

It seems like every month I see invoices that say “1.5% interest per month on unpaid balance”;“Interest will be charged at 18% on accounts over 30 days,” “Accounts not paid in 30 days are subject to a 3/4% monthly service charge”, or similar language. However, the creditor may incur serious penalties if the interest is

By |2016-11-28T08:48:06-06:00July 2nd, 2015|Articles, Financial, International, Taxes|
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