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Urban Land Creation

Texas Senate Bill 1679 authorizes municipalities with populations over 2 million to create a land bank, enabling them to convert properties to productive uses.

Wrap-Around Mortgages

Texas Senate Bill 43 amends current law in relation to mortgage loans and is meant to address issues including fraud, foreclosures and loans.

HOAs and Senate Bill 1588

Seeking to mitigate the imbalance of power between property owners and HOAs, the recently passed Senate Bill 1588 requires HOAs to file management certificates with their county and the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) in an effort to create more transparent procedures.

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Older Americans have lost over $37 billion annually due to financial scams and abuse, leaving many of the victims in financial ruin without opportunity for restitution.

One to Watch

Home builders and contractors are poised to receive additional protections under House Bill 3595, which is currently in the House Committee.

Residential Leasing Trends and Your Investment: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Investing in residential real estate can be riskier than investing in commercial real estate, but this doesn’t mean it’s a poor investment.

Commercial Landlords: Do Your Due Diligence

In real estate, there’s no such thing as the perfect tenant, or landlord for that matter. It’s imperative that both parties conduct their own due diligence to determine if the arrangement is mutually satisfying.

You’ve set up your LLC! Now what?

It’s official. You’re an LLC (limited liability corporation) in the state of Texas and it’s time to go work. Before you start doing business, make sure you know how to keep your LLC safe and compliant.

Supremes To Set Service of Process via Social Media Specifications Soon

As we move into a more digitalized age – one dominated by the internet and online presence – Texas Courts have been hesitant to follow suit, until very recently. In Texas, service of process is done by personally serving the defendant of a lawsuit in person.

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