Category Archives: Real Estate

Is a Trust Right for You?

Determining whether a trust account is right for you depends on your situation and what you plan to do with the money that will be put into the trust. Trusts can provide excellent security for funds that have specific purposes, but the ways in which these accounts can be set up can vary greatly.

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Buying and Selling Churches in Virginia: the First Amendment’s Surprising Influence

Sooner or later, every church deals with the purchase or sale of real estate. As you might expect, this process is a little different than buying or selling a home. Much of this difference results from the way the First Amendment and Virginia’s tradition of religious liberty shapes courts’ interactions with churches.

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Transfer and Sale of Real Estate after Death – the Basics

My previous posts focused more on the technical aspects pertaining to the Executor’s authority to hold title and sell the real estate. After recently handling the sale of real estate from several beneficiaries under a will, I think it will help to provide a more basic analysis of the process.

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Virginia Homeowners Benefit from State and Federal Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli agreed to the $25 billion joint federal-state settlement for victims of foreclosure abuses and fraud.

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