201712.14
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1031 Exchange with Toija at Stellar Realty NW

This is a very nice overview of your typical range of types 1031 exchanges for real estate, and various issues to keep in mind. We’ve worked with Toija, and she makes it easy! She’s completed over 17,000 exchanges. Note: The views expressed are solely the opinion of the author. Video/Image source: Beutler Exchange Group Source:  Beutler Exchange Group

Judge sides with Simon, bars Starbucks from closing Teavana stores
201712.07
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Judge sides with Simon, bars Starbucks from closing Teavana stores

“Simon Property Group Inc. has won a significant victory in its bid to stop Starbucks Corp. from closing 77 Teavana stores in its malls across the country. Indianapolis-based Simon, the country’s largest shopping mall operator, sued Starbucks in August seeking temporary and permanent injunctions to prevent the coffee giant from breaching its leases —some of…

Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas, Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls
201711.30
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Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas, Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls

The rapid rise of wind and natural gas as sources of electricity is roiling U.S. power markets, forcing more companies to close older generating plants. Source: Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas, Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls A great article identifying trending influences in the energy market. Note: The views expressed are solely the opinion of the author. Image source: BiggerPockets.com Source:…

A Tax Legislation Update from our 1031 Exchange Expert
201711.18
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A Tax Legislation Update from our 1031 Exchange Expert

Source: Toija Beutler – Beutler Exchange Group, LLC A tax legislation update from our 1031 Exchange Expert: On November 9th the Senate Republicans released a conceptual draft of their tax proposal.  It mirrors the House bill – which just passed – preserving 1031 exchanges for real estate.  If the tax legislation passes, 1031 exchanges will…

Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors
201711.14
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Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors

Source: Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors A first glimpse of what could be some a major changes in tax treatment for real estate investors. Note: The views expressed are solely the opinion of the author. Image source: BiggerPockets.com

201611.03
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7th Cir. Rules Borrowers Alleged Enough for Standing, But RESPA Claim Failed at Summary Judgment Due to Lack of Damages

This subject is courtesy of Lexology author Richard Payne and Maurice Wutscher LLP. Essentially, to recover with respect to alleged RESPA violations concerning qualified written requests (QWRs) under 12 U.S.C. § 2605(e), it is insufficient for the plaintiff borrower to show that the defendant mortgage servicer/lender failed to properly respond to the borrower’s QWR without a causal connection to…

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COA: Buyers had notice property was under lease | The Indiana Lawyer

Another valuable reminder: it is always prudent to conduct some form of due diligence when considering the purchase of any real estate, regardless of the type of interest being sold. At a minimum, this should include a title search – a search of the public records – which reflects various recorded interests that affect the…

201607.13
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COA orders new trial on vicarious liability issue | The Indiana Lawyer

Sony DADC US Inc. and Bradley J. Brown v. Mark Thompson, 84A01-1507-CT-892 Talk about a brain-twister…  Although the company committed to an industry certification which is often touted for a variety of benefits, it didn’t come without risks in liability. In this instance, the company altered its policies to meet standards for an industry certification – the result of…

201607.07
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Top Ten 1031 Exchange Misconceptions | First American Exchange Company

Source: Top Ten 1031 Exchange Misconceptions | First American Exchange Company 1031 exchanges are one of the most effective ways to defer taxation on the sale of real and personal property held for productive use in a trade or business, or for investment. Although compliance with the regulations may first seem complex, there is some consistency…

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COA: Tenant does not have obligation to indemnify landlord | The Indiana Lawyer

“The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled a tenant did not have to indemnify a landlord against a woman’s personal injury claims after she filed suit against both of them.” Even though the lease provided that the tenant was required to indemnify the landlord against such actions, it was silent as to whether it included any finding of…