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Real Estate Q & A: Cities cannot stop homeowners’ short-term vacation rentals

Posted by   /  January 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  1 Comment

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  I recently purchased a beautiful vacation home in Sedona, Arizona. My family and I stayed at the home for a couple of weeks during the holidays and I was able to meet some of the other homeowners in the neighborhood. During one visit with […]

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Real Estate Q & A: Can a landlocked property owner gain access?

Posted by   /  January 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  After my parents died, I inherited 40 acres of land in Northern Arizona. I recently had the property surveyed and discovered that that there is no access to the property without crossing over a neighboring property. The neighboring property has a locked gate preventing […]

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Real Estate Q&A: Leases are voidable by a non-signing spouse

Posted by   /  January 11, 2017  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question: I am a broker and represent the owner of a commercial building in a lease transaction. The owner is a married couple. However, the wife is a neurosurgeon and I have never met her before. The husband is the only person I have worked […]

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Real Estate Q & A: The mortgage debt relief act is dead, now what?

Posted by   /  January 3, 2017  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

By Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  I read an article you wrote in 2010 about foreclosures and short sales. I work on a foreclosure defense project and I was wondering what will happen now that the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of has expired. Will borrowers have any other relief […]

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Real Estate Q & A: Can I force my co-owner to sell a property?

Posted by   /  December 27, 2016  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  My partner and I have several real estate investments in Arizona. One of those investments is a 16-unit apartment complex. My partner and I own it in equal shares as tenants-in-common (his choice). We each contributed an equal amount of cash to purchase the […]

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Real Estate Q & A: Why a trust doesn’t always avoid probate for real estate

Posted by   /  December 20, 2016  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  My parents owned a few investment properties before they passed away. They created a trust so that I would not have to go through probate. They even gave me a copy of the trust which states that the investment properties are part of the […]

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Real Estate Q&A: Should we add our daughter to home titles to avoid probate?

Posted by   /  December 12, 2016  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  My husband and I own a home in North Scottsdale. We also own a condo in Ahwatukee that we currently rent. Our wills state that if both my husband and I pass away, our homes go to our daughter. However, we understand that a […]

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Real Estate Q&A: Homeowner does not have to remove encroaching wall

Posted by   /  December 6, 2016  /  Featured News, Real Estate, Real Estate Q&A  /  No Comments

By Adam D. Martinez, Esq. Question:  We own a home at the base of Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. We purchased it from my parents 3 years ago. Prior to us, my parents owned the home for 9 years. Recently, my new neighbor told me that a short stone wall dividing our properties and […]

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