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The feds don’t regulate commissions (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I am a real estate lawyer in practice for over 36 years and in the last three months encountered a new situation which I find troubling. Both closings I conducted were lot purchases as part of a construction-to-permanent ...

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Association may be liable for work (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I read your column about paying capital gains on the profit from the difference between the sales price of an inherited house and value of the property at the time of death. Does the same hold true on ...

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Earnest money should be escrowed (access required)

DEAR BENNY: Read your article suggesting to never give earnest money to the seller. While that may be a good recommendation for a buyer, it certainly is NOT the best advice for a seller. The seller’s best position, serving his ...

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High time to declare a nuisance (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I learned why the former owner of my condo unit was eager to sell and took my first (low) offer. The neighbor with whom I share a wall smokes marijuana. Every time he lights up, he fills my ...

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