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2019 New law updates Washington state tax requirements for out-of-state businesses | Washington Department of Revenue

OLYMPIA, WASH. – March 18, 2019 – Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that simplifies Washington tax responsibilities for out-of-state sellers without a physical presence in the state. Substitute Senate Bill 5581 immediately removes the requirement for out-of-state businesses without a physical presence to collect and remit Washington sales tax if they make 200 […]

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Seller Financing Strategies and 1031 Exchanges | First American Exchange Company

If the seller is also contemplating a tax deferred exchange under IRC § 1031, he will have to decide how to treat the seller carryback note. The note can either be kept outside of the exchange or, under the limited conditions described below; it can be included in the exchange. Source: Seller Financing Strategies and […]

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When people learn they might lose their home, SNAP is ready to try to prevent foreclosure | The Pacific Northwest Inlander 

Looming foreclosure fell on the Nixdorf family as it does for many: First, William Nixdorf was injured at work, then after a few months out of commission on workers compensation pay, he was fired. So, they pulled money out of his retirement to get a month ahead on their mortgage, and set up twice-monthly payments that […]

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LLC Identity Theft – rob@rowleylegal.com – Robert R Rowley PS Mail

Fraud Alert: LLC Identity Theft December 13, 2018 In 2017, title companies uncovered a large-scale national fraud scheme targeting distressed properties and borrowers. In the scheme, criminals would obtain information about a loan in default or already in foreclosure. The wrongdoers then create and record fraudulent instruments related to the loan in the land records. […]

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Why Homeowners Staying in their Homes Dampens the Housing Market | First American Exchange Company

“However, as home prices have recovered over the last 10 years, many homeowners have accumulated enough equity to sell their homes at a profit. Despite the increase in equity, median tenure length jumped to 10 years in September 2018, a 10 percent year-over-year increase. Since the crisis, we had a brief period of rising rates between […]

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Landlords: 6 Ways to Minimize Your Chances of a Lawsuit

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/11/24/landlord-minimize-chances-lawsuit/

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Tips & Tricks From an Attorney: Here’s How I’d Protect My Real Estate Assets

“Real estate asset protection is a favorite strategy used by rich real estate investors. The rich don’t take the same risks you do; they use the law to their maximum advantage. It’s not sleazy, it’s using the rules available to your maximum advantage.” Source: Tips & Tricks From an Attorney: Here’s How I’d Protect My Real Estate […]

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As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever – MarketWatch

Source: As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever – MarketWatch

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What Investors Can Learn From Gamblers – The Wall Street Journal.

What Investors Can Learn From Gamblers https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-investors-can-learn-from-gamblers-1540572491

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Seller Financing – Real Estate Contract vs Deed of Trust & Note

Spokesman Review – Tom Kelly (July 23, 2017) “Many of today’s borrowers, even those anticipating a smooth refinance, are having difficulty qualifying for a loan on their principal residence. Homeowners became so used to the quick turnarounds during the easy money days that they are startled, and often upset, when they can’t receive the exact […]

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