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Open — but paid off — Mortgages

Chances are, when you bought your home, the prior owner had a mortgage that had to be paid off at closing. It was duty paid, and you received your “title insurance” and the keys to your home, and all was good, until you refinanced or decided to sell. Now, your lawyer is telling...

But, It Was There When I Bought It…

I hear this phrase a lot so I wanted to discuss some important items to review before you list your home for sale. This month, and next, I am covering THREE of the biggest issues I often face when representing sellers.

How COVID-19 Affects Real Estate Contracts

We are all experiencing new ways of doing things and when buying or selling a home it’s no different. COVID-19 is now a common word we see in the contracts. If you are looking for a home or will be in the future, you are probably going to attend some open houses....

Real Estate Is HOT – Here Are A Few Ways To Stay Cool

My cat, Felix, loves to sit by our pool, but he is afraid to jump into the water. If you are Felix right now, sitting on the edge, wondering if you should jump into the real estate market - let me tell you, it might be time! Especially if you are a seller. It is YOUR market.

Preparation + Support

I’ve discussed the importance of advanced directives in the past. I still believe even if you don’t feel like you need a will, you really should have a power of attorney, health care proxy and living will in place. Unthinkable things happen, especially in this unsettling time.

Need To Know Information For Landlords, Tenants And Homeowners During COVID-19

A lot of information for tenants, landlords and homeowners. Stay up to date with newest orders and plans.

Sugarman Law is still here for you

We are all adjusting to our new normal. When I think about this happening 50 or 100 years ago, I’m thankful we have the technology in place today to keep working and keep in communication.

Do You Have A Plan For Your Pet If You Are Disabled Or Die?

If you are an animal lover and have animal companions, the best thing you can do to protect that animal is to devise a plan for disability and death. You can create a Pet Trust.

5 Tips For Buying An Existing Business Or Franchise

You were scanning Craigslist or talking to a business broker and found a business you want to buy. It might be a strip mall, a salon or even a franchise opportunity. I’m sharing five tips as you navigate this very detailed process and, of course, the first step is to call an...

10 Things To Think About in 2020

I wanted to keep it simple this month and give you 10 things to think about as you enter 2020.