Bank Over Draft Fees

There’s one ‘surprising similarity’ between those who pay bank overdraft fees and those who avoid them Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 5:20 p.m. ETBy Andrew Keshner1 Bank of America plans to end its $35 ‘non-sufficient funds’ fees next month, and will drop overdraft fees to $10 from $35 Are you still paying overdraft fees? Bank ofContinue reading “Bank Over Draft Fees”

The ‘Catch-22’ That Holds HBCUs Back From Being A CRE Feeder System

NationalEmployerAugust 30, 2021 Matthew Rothstein, Jarred Schenke, and Bianca Barragan The commercial real estate industry is aware of its lack of racial diversity, and many of its biggest companies say they are working to grow the pipeline of people of color into the business. But one oft-cited source of potential employees doesn’t have the infrastructure to support that pipeline at present —Continue reading “The ‘Catch-22’ That Holds HBCUs Back From Being A CRE Feeder System”

How Should Partners Buy Real Estate

Food for Thought I own a home with my ex-husband. He agreed to pay my half of the mortgage. In the final judgment, the judge said I should “keep” the property we owned in Fla., and my ex should “keep” the Tampa home. He ultimately short sold the Tampa property without my signature or approval,Continue reading “How Should Partners Buy Real Estate”

The Importance of Understanding Interest

The Importance of Understanding Interest It’s one thing to know what interest is. It’s another to truly understand how interest works. Understanding interest is so important because it can have a considerable impact on your entire financial picture. The most important thing to know about interest is that not all types are created equal. The way youContinue reading “The Importance of Understanding Interest”

Quit Claim Deed In Alabama

QuitClaim Deed in Alabama What You Need To Know If you’d like to give up your interests in real property to your spouse or your ex-spouse; or if you’d like to gift your property to a family member for rental use or any other use, the statutory laws in Alabama require you to sign aContinue reading “Quit Claim Deed In Alabama”

What Do You Think?

Sherman’s Field Order No. 15 Original entry byBarton Myers, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,  09/25/2005Last edited by NGE Staff on 09/29/2020 On January 16, 1865, during the Civil War (1861-65), Union general William T. Sherman issued his Special Field Order No. 15, which confiscated as Union property a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St.Continue reading “What Do You Think?”

Deeds by Distance: Which States Are Moving to Remote Notarization?

An update from Deeds.com on the fast-moving evolution of remote online notarization and the standards supporting it. If you transfer or accept a piece of real estate, notarization of the deed will likely occur. For your deed to be recorded, it is notarized first. Recording puts the world on notice of the conveyance, by updating the county’sContinue reading “Deeds by Distance: Which States Are Moving to Remote Notarization?”

Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?

A home can go into an irrevocable trust. But giving up control over a primary residence is not something most owners want to do. The owner lets go of the “incidents of ownership” and the house goes under a separate tax ID, with taxes filed by a trustee. The owner might continue living in the home, butContinue reading “Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?”