Real Estate Kickbacks Getting More Complicated

While it is illegal to pay kickbacks to certain mortgage originators, title companies and other services connected to a real estate deal, that doesn't stop people and companies from taking action in the "grey" area of illegal kickbacks. Just recently, Prospect Mortgage agreed to a settlement with HUD to repay alleged illegal kickbacks. The company built ...

Exercise Caution When Leasing Commercial Real Estate

Interestingly enough, when leasing commercial real estate, you do not have all the same laws and protections that you would under a residential lease agreement. Therefore, you need to be extra cautious when leasing commercial space. The typical transaction involves a interested lessee contacting the landlord's agent without having their own agent to facilitate and ensure ...