201704.12
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One of The Three Best!

Hate to Brag, but I blame YOU!   Top 3 Real estate lawyers Virginia Beach, VA Charles D. Pittman Congratulations!  You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Real estate lawyers in Virginia Beach, VA. We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review…

201612.19
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“Creative Financing” Pros & Cons

Among the more common “creative financing” alternatives in Virginia are the “Contract for Deed”, or “Land Contract”, and the “Land Trust”.     Creative financing often becomes necessary when you have a Seller very motivated to Sell, but who who has very little equity and does not want to do a Short Sale or  rent the house…

201610.24
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Virginia Voter Information!

This year’s (11-8-16!!) ballot has the potential to be a little more complex than usual.   In my city there is a referendum on Light Rail, a question on exempting widows of First Responders killed in the line of duty from real estate taxes, and a constitutional amendment on keeping Virginia a “Right to Work”…

201609.08
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How to Beat the Awful Statistics on the Number of New Businesses that FAIL in the First Three Years

You might not notice from reading our Blog but we actually love helping our clients with business transactions as much as real estate transactions! I never thought I’d hear something so coherent from someone sometimes thought of as a “Hollywood Ditz”, but this interview is a very interesting and thought provoking lesson for young entrepreneurs:…

201606.29
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Short Selling in Divorce

For most divorces, a driving objective is closure.   One or both of the parties has generally reached the state of being “over it”.   Child custody, division of assets, and support issues are challenging.   But there is another issue which can rain frustration on a divorce like a monsoon, and that is the disposition of real…

201606.24
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Why can’t I let my brother in law negotiate my short sale? He is a realtor after all!

Kudos to one of our legal network affiliates of Attorney Short Sale Negotiators who answered this question as succinctly and accurately as you could ever ask: Should real estate agents negotiate short sales? No.  Absolutely not.  It is replete with legal issues, risks, deficiency issues (amounting to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of…