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The power of the title report

When buying a home in Missouri, the title report may be one of the most valuable documents a seller may receive. Received early in the process after reaching a deal with the seller, a buyer should read this thoroughly. Redfin explains that there is a specific window in which a buyer may question the contents of this report or cancel the purchase agreement based upon the title report information.

The outlook for potential home buyers in missouri

New buyers can reap endless benefits from purchasing a home in Missouri, but can also come across quite a few obstacles. Recent news shows these obstacles largely concern the scouting out of homes, where many residents have struggled to find new property altogether. Some reports reflect a housing crunch in not only the state, but in other parts of the nation, as well. When will that crunch see a change, and will the many left on the housing hunt find a new home sweet home at last? 

Detailing the pros and cons of short sales

Envisioning your dream home in St. Louis is easy; being able to afford, on the other hand, is another matter altogether. That is why, when you see such a home listed at what appears to be below market value, you may think it too good to be true. In such a case, the listing may be a short sale. Many have come to us here at TDD Attorneys At Law LLC inquiring as to the wisdom of pursuing such properties. Our answer is always the same: to weigh the pros and cons of short sales before making a decision. 

Homeowners find no relief from HOA grievances

Homeowner associations in Missouri and across the U.S. were created by developers to control home use and homeowners until much of the development is complete. HOAs are then typically turned over to homeowners with all of their powers intact. These powers are at the heart of a growing number of lawsuits that allege HOAs are committing fraud, harassing homeowners and over-reaching their authority.

Common forms of home contamination

When beginning the process of buying a new home in Missouri, there are countless tasks and paperwork to complete prior to moving in. These fulfillments can range anywhere from selecting mortgage options to deciding what items to move in or to purchase. Another typical step in buying a house is arranging a proper home inspection. Yet what happens when a certified inspector approves all areas of the home, and the homeowner later discovers a hidden issue? Like most states, Missouri contains laws that require sellers to disclose any physical damage or other issues in written form, but the details concerning these issues can be complex.  

What is a quiet title action?

If you are a Missouri real estate investor, you occasionally may need to file a quiet title action with regard to a piece of property you have purchased. A quiet title action is a lawsuit that you file for the purpose of establishing who owns a particular piece of real estate, including the land and any buildings on it. As easytitlesearch.com explains, a quiet title action is a particularly good idea if you are an investor buying a piece of property in an estate sale or tax sale.

The perks of buying a home in Missouri

With a population of over 6 million people, Missouri offers a plethora of residential real estate opportunities, and has seen substantial growth in recent years. While it is important to know the lastest statistics and price range of certain areas before purchasing a home, the Midwest, as a whole, is one of the most affordable regions to buy residential real estate. 

Approaches to real estate development

Many steps are involved in the establishing of new residential development. The current state of residential development in St. Louis, Missouri is drastically different than it was in previous years, with fewer homes available due to various economic factors. Whether in the heart of downtown or in bordering counties, finding real estate in this area can be competitive and frustrating.

Why you need title insurance

When you plan to purchase real estate in Missouri, you want to know that no legal problems will arise that call your ownership into question. If there is a title defect, this is exactly what you may be facing. We at TdD Attorneys at Law LLC are familiar with the various issues that you might encounter, and the role of title insurance in protecting your rights.

Bill to protect Airbnb rentals passes House

Those who are considering purchasing an investment property in Missouri or who just want to earn some extra cash while away on weekends should keep an eye on a bill that passed in the Missouri House. According to reports from STLRealEstate.News, House lawmakers passed a bill that will protect rental websites like Airbnb and VRBO from local ordinances that would regulate how short-term rentals work. The bill, which passed with nearly two-thirds of the vote (90-49), prevents municipalities from creating regulations at the local level to fine residents who use these rental services to rent out their properties.

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