Jon Goodman has been a real estate attorney in Colorado for over twenty-five years, he is a shareholder at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein P.C., and has been since 1994. Jon has published hundreds of real estate articles and is a frequent speaker on dozens of topics for the real estate industry. Clients include mortgage lenders (banks, savings and loans, mortgage companies), real estate brokers and salespersons, real estate companies, developers, property management companies, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, buyers and sellers. As an experienced real estate attorney, Jon has been quoted in various publications including, the Wall Street Journal, the Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News.
RECENT ARTICLES BY JON GOODMAN
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Listing Agreement & Holdover Rights: Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Esatate 1/25/17: Listing Agreement & Holdover Rights. What are Holdover Rights? When do Holdover Rights Apply? What happens if the old listing agreement does not expire but it is terminated? Who qualifies as a Holdover Buyer?
Jon Goodman is a shareholder with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. His practice areas include Real Estate, Brokerage Law, Contracts, Land Use, Leasing, Real Estate Title, Association Law, Business Law, and Finance. Contact Jon Goodman.
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