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Real Estate Choices

By John E. Reid | December 10, 2018

What is the Best Way to Hold Real Estate I Want to Pass On? People with substantial real estate assets often think about passing on that legacy.  Whether you are thinking about your children or charity, planning is important to avoid the costly public process called probate that settles your estate and then divides what…

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Clauses Every Commercial Tenant Should Look For

By John E. Reid | December 4, 2018

Although most commercial leases have easy to understand terms and clauses, it’s important that every tenant to read through each clause, understand its utility, and know specific ramifications if any clause is activated. Let’s look at clauses and verbiage commercial tenants should fully understand before locking themselves into a new lease.   Term Clause Arbitrary…

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What is the Best Way to Hold Real Estate I Want to Pass On?

By John E. Reid | December 4, 2018

People with substantial real estate assets often think about passing on that legacy.  Whether you are thinking about your children or charity, planning is important to avoid the costly public process called probate that settles your estate and then divides what is left.  Smart transfers of property can also help limit tax implications and provide…

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How to Create an Estate Plan as a Real Estate Investor

By John E. Reid | November 21, 2018

It is not a secret that anyone who is alive and owns anything at all, has children, or has pets, should have an estate plan. An estate plan, in general, helps create a line of succession when you die. Even if you do not have any living relatives for which you are aware, estate plans…

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The D.C. Council is about to Amend the Law Protecting Tenants’ Rights

By John E. Reid | March 1, 2018

The D.C. Council enacted the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (“TOPA”) in 1980 with the worthy goal of empowering tenants to defend themselves from developers that were forcing people from low-income housing. Under TOPA, tenants have the right of first refusal to buy their homes when the property is offered for sale. Through numerous—sometimes convoluted—amendments…

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