Minnesota Real Estate Arbitration

Most residential real estate purchase agreements in Minnesota offer the buyer and seller the option of agreeing to real estate arbitration, rather than a trial in court, as a way of resolving disputes. As with all choices in life, there are positives and negatives to selecting arbitration. This article discusses how a buyer should think…

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Real Estate Fraud and Forgery

Over the years, I’ve handled a number of cases involving document forgery and real estate fraud. In each case, the forger is trying to either steal money or property. For instance, in one case, an individual forged his partner’s signature on a deed and then recorded the fake deed. He did this so that the…

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What Must A Minnesota Seller Disclose About Real Estate?

Minnesota law requires that all sellers of residential property disclose to prospective buyers all “material facts” that could affect a buyer’s use and enjoyment of the property. Minnesota law also requires that real estate salespeople disclose to buyers material information that they may know about the property. The failure to make these required disclosures can…

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