How To Make An Insurance Claim For Business Interruption

Joshua SteinContributorReal EstateI write about commercial real estate negotiations, deals and legal issues. Businesses large and small, including particularly retail tenants, hotels, and theaters (as well as their support services) have seen their revenue dramatically interrupted because of Covid shutdowns. But they still have to pay many of their operating costs, such as rent andContinue reading “How To Make An Insurance Claim For Business Interruption”

Selling a House? Avoid Taxes on Capital Gains on Real Estate in 2020

The money you make on the sale of your home might be taxable. Here’s how it works and how to avoid a big tax bill.Tina OremAugust 5, 2020 Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and howContinue reading “Selling a House? Avoid Taxes on Capital Gains on Real Estate in 2020”

Understanding property valuations

Katia Savchuk – Mediafeed If you’re thinking of taking out a mortgage, you probably expect lots of paperwork. The lender will likely take a look at your income, debt, credit history, employment and assets, among other factors. There’s another loan element the lender will consider that may be less familiar: a home valuation. It makesContinue reading “Understanding property valuations”

Did You Know That Title Is An Insurance?

Insurance of all types is crucial for the smooth functioning of real estate markets. Most mortgage financing is insured, through private mortgage insurers or public insurers like FHA, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rural Housing Service. In addition, securities collateralized by mortgages—known as mortgage-backed securities—are backed by the federal government, through FannieContinue reading “Did You Know That Title Is An Insurance?”