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What is an easement?

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding easements and what rights they provide. If someone else has one on your property, or you have one on another person's property, it's critical to know what legal rights and obligations it contains.

Understanding the government's use of eminent domain

Eminent domain is the process by which the government in Arizona and elsewhere can take over a person's real estate. The property must only be taken for public use and the property owner must be compensated accordingly. Eminent domain typically occurs when a government is planning to improve or expand public utilities or roadways and needs parcels of real estate to complete their projects.

Real estate: Dealing with your landlord if a dispute occurs

It is safe to say that most commercial tenants and landlords are professionals who share a mutual interest in fostering a good relationship. Despite this, misunderstandings can arise or one party can make a simple mistake that may or may not violate the rights of the other party. While either party in a commercial real estate contract can be on the negative end of a dispute, this post will focus on the tenant who feels he or she has been wronged in some way.

Tips to use when negotiating a commercial lease in Arizona

If you use leased commercial space to operate a business in the Tempe region of Arizona, you probably want to make sure you get the best deal. After all, the amount you spend on real estate will have an effect on your bottom line. Landlords are also interested in protecting and enhancing their own bottom lines by charging tenants as much rent as they can get by with. Finding a mutually beneficial middle ground can be a challenging endeavor for business owners in the area.

Real estate: A brief look at Arizona's foreclosure process

For many, losing a home to foreclosure feels like failing at life itself. Owning your own home is a large part of the American dream; once you lose it, you have to begin building your dream all over again. It is definitely a setback to achieving one's life goals.

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