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Re-Affirmation of Mortgages in Bankruptcy

A reaffirmation agreement is a document signed by the debtor and creditor in which they agree that a debt is not discharged in bankruptcy.  To be ...
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Colorado Non-Resident Real Estate Sale Withholding Requirements

Colorado imposes a withholding requirement on corporations that do not maintain a permanent place of business in Colorado, and non-resident individuals, estates and trusts on the ...
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CFPB – TRID Facts and Frequently Asked Questions Effective 12.1.2015

For facts and frequently asked questions surrounding the TRID “Know Before you Owe” rule, you can download this comprehensive guide.  We make compliance a priority and ...
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Important Recent Changes to FIRPTA Regarding Federal Tax Withholding For Foreign Sellers

February 24, 2016 This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal nor tax advice. The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax ...
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FSBO Tips! “For Sale by Owner” Basics -With Informative Video Presentation

Selling by owner has gotten much easier in the digital age.   I’ve been helping “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) sellers since 1992.  In those early years, ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 3 of 3

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal nor tax advice December 28, 2015 Rev. Proc. 2008-16 creates a “safe harbor” for ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 2 of 3

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice December 23, 2015 To review the basic requirements of a 1031 Exchange discussed ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 1 of 3

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice December 20, 2015 IRC (Internal Revenue Code) section 1031 gave rise to what ...
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When a Lis Pendens is Appropriate in Colorado (Part 2 of 2)

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice December 4, 2015 The purpose of a lis pendens is to give constructive ...
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Colorado Lis Pendens Basics And How They’re Released (Part 1 of 2)

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice December 3, 2015 After filing any pleading in an action in any court ...
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Private Mortgages Post-TRID and Specific to Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advise November 17,  2015 TRID is not applicable to a lender making 5 or ...
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Colorado Senate Bill 35 Regulates Subdivisions of Land Resulting in One or More Parcels Less Than 35 Acres In Size

This article is intended for educational purposes and not as legal advice. It is always advisable to seek the advice of a licensed attorney regarding the issues ...
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When Can A Colorado Real Estate Broker Lawfully Pay Unlicensed Parties

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 9, 2015 Colorado Real Estate Commission Rule Position CP-12 forbids the payment ...
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Beneficiary Deeds in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice Beneficiary Deeds have been around in Colorado for a decade and are governed ...
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Minors Owning Real Estate in Colorado with Video Presentation

This article and video presentation are intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other ...
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IRS Tax Lien v. Purchase Money Mortgage. And the winner is . . .

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 The purchase money mortgage or deed of trust will have ...
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Real Property Owner Carry v. Third Party Financing Priority Tip in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Colorado is a race/notice recording state.  C.R.S. 38-35-109 (1).  However, ...
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Real Property Homestead Exemption and Waiver in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 C.R.S. 38-41-201(1)(a) provides for a Homestead exempt from execution and ...
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Master Form Deed of Trust and Master Form Mortgage in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 A Master Form Deed of Trust (or Master Form Mortgage) ...
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Deeds in Colorado including Video Presentation

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other related subjects go ...
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Who Rates Title Insurance Underwriters?

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Demotech – www.demotech.com – is the most popular go to ...
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Selling a Home During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Repayment Period

This article and video presentation is for educational purposes only and not intended as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other ...
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Can I Sell My Home After Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Before I Receive My Final Discharge?

This article and video presentation is for educational purposes only and not intended as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other ...
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Mortgage Cramdown v. Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 and an Interesting Strategy

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 A Mortgage Cramdown can be utilized by the Chapter 13 ...
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What To Do When A Lender Fails or Refuses to Release Their Deed of Trust In Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 I cannot recall how many times clients came to me ...
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HOA Lien Super-Priority In Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice April 20, 2016 Found at C.R.S. 38-33.3-101 et. seq., the Colorado Common Ownership ...
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When Pro-Rating Property Taxes Using the Most Recent Mill Levy and Assessed Value Is A Mistake & Important Contract Tip Regarding New Home Purchases

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Although at first blush it would appear that you cannot ...
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