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What Is One of the Biggest Mistakes a Seller of Real Estate Can Make?

By Don White, Attorney at Law I am constantly amazed that I still see disputes relating to Lease to Own Contracts. In the old days, we called them Contracts for Deed. Apparently the more modern title is Lease to Own or Lease with an Option to Purchase or some similar title. The Texas Legislature has Read More

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What Does a Civil Lawyer Do?

By Don R. White, Attorney at Law A civil lawyer practices in the field of civil law, which may consist of corporate, family, business, real estate, probate or personal injury law. The cases a civil lawyer deals with all generally regard disagreements between two parties. When a disagreement can’t be settled between the two parties, Read More

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Understanding Condemnation

By Don R. White Condemnation sometimes referred to as eminent domain, is the taking of private property, for public use. When these types of actions are initiated, the issues of value/adequate compensation, and whether the land being taken is intended for public use become key. Understanding how condemnation proceedings work is important for landowners, because Read More

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Taking a Bite out of Your Homeowner’s Association Assessment Lien

By Jeffrey A. Hines Prior to January 1, 2012, when the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act became effective, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were filing liens on their members’ homes for non-payment of annual dues, fees, and assessments, and then selling those homes at foreclosure sales for a fraction of the home’s value. The Texas Legislature Read More

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If You Don’t Reserve It, You Lose It!

By Don R. White, Jr. – Attorney at Law This article discusses some unusual aspects of Real Estate Law concerning Mineral Rights. Generally speaking, in a deed, if you as the Seller do not reserve the mineral rights, then the mineral rights pass with the property to the Buyer. In the usual situation we are Read More

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Why Does a Lawyer Cost So Much?

Why Does It Have to Cost? I know his brother, you think to yourself as you sit across from the lawyer, wondering why the retainer he just quoted you didn’t seem to include any discount. “And this retainer is no indicator of how much this may ultimately cost,” the lawyers says. What?!? MAY? ULTIMATELY? COST? Read More

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Why Choose a Board Certified Lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer for your legal matters can become a little daunting when everyone claims to be the best. However, by picking a Board Certified lawyer, you are choosing a highly esteemed and skilled professional in his or her particular field of law practice. What Does Board Certified Mean? Attorneys who are Board Certified Read More

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Seller’s Property Disclosure — It’s the Law

This post will discuss a common area of concern that arises in real estate sales and purchases — seller’s property disclosures. We will address the following questions: What disclosure is required? Why is disclosure required? What happens if I don’t disclose? Who can be liable for disclosure issues? Texas law requires that a seller of Read More

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Condemnation Through Eminent Domain

By Don R. White Condemnation is the process by which a state, public utility, authorized private entity or federal entity takes private property for a public purpose. In doing so, the government entity exercises the power of Eminent Domain. With this power, a government entity can take ownership of private property if two conditions are met: 1) Read More

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Introduction to The Clean Water Act

This article is intended to provide a brief overview of a newly proposed EPA rule designed to clarify federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.  First, a brief history.  The law commonly known as the Clean Water Act was passed by Congress in 1972.  The Act and its subsequent amendments prohibit discharges of pollutants, dredged, Read More

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