FIRPTA: Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act The federal Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”) generally obligates any person who buys U.S. real estate from a foreign person to escrow 15% of the purchase price from the seller to motivate the foreign seller to file a U.S. tax return. A buyer who … Continue Reading
Property Specific Deed Exceptions. This webcast walks you through an example where this distinction between a general exception deed and a property specific exception deed makes a difference and explains why most Colorado title companies initially prepare a deed form that is inconsistent with the Colorado Real Estate Commission contract. 2/23/18: Property Specific Deed Exceptions. … Continue Reading
A Counter Proposal Destroys the Offeree’s Power to Accept the Initial Offer.
Buyer Contingencies: Learn how to avoid creating false expectations in your buyers about their ability to back out of a deal. Learn how to assist your Sellers when you suspect contingencies are being misused, and when they should be referred to an attorney. 4/27/16: Buyers Using Contingencies for Purposes other than they were intended! While … Continue Reading
8/2/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV: The A, B, C’s of writing additional provisions with examples. Welcome. This is the fourth installment in our series of webcasts on how to draft better additional provisions in the Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Contract. Our first one talked about the notion to first … Continue Reading
How to Draft Better Additional Provisions in the Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate: Parts I – IV. 8/2/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV. The A, B, C’s of writing additional provisions with examples. 7/12/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part III. Recognizing the difference between an … Continue Reading
How do Buyer’s Enforce Contracts against Balking Sellers? Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate. 4/24/17: How do Buyer’s Enforce Contracts against Balking Sellers? Learn what buyers can do when sellers want to breach the buyer’s contract and move on to a better buyer. Related Video: 10/26/15: Seller Defaults Just Before Closing.
While letters of intent can be a constructive step towards reaching a contract, they have pitfalls, especially for sellers and landlords.
Earnest Money Release Revolution: The 2017 Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Earnest Money Release form no longer has an automatic release. 2/27/17: Earnest Money Release Revolution. Prior to 2017 the Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Earnest Money Release form essentially provided for a full release between the buyer and the seller (if both sides signed … Continue Reading
Special Considerations for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Referral Fees under RESPA and Colorado law. Paying for referrals is a common practice in various competitive industries where the struggle to attract customers determines which participants will flourish and which will flounder. However, the business of real estate is subject to various restrictions that limit industry-participants’ … Continue Reading