Real Estate

A Homeowner’s Guide to Indiana’s Home Improvement Contract Act

You can YouTube how to do just about anything these days. Doing so may give you a false (or very real) sense of confidence in your ability to make repairs around the house. But you know your limits too. For home improvement projects outside of your comfort zone, you rely on the professionals.  The majority…

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A Basic Guide to Lender’s Policies

When funding the purchasing or refinancing of real estate—whether commercial or residential, vacant or improved—a lender’s title insurance policy (“Lender’s Policy”) is crucial to protecting the lender’s interest. Since a lender’s policy can be difficult to grasp, the knowledgeable real estate attorneys at Reiling, Teder & Schrier have provided a blog that provides a helpful…

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What Every Home Buyer in Lafayette, IN Should Know – Owner’s Policies

Most home buyers purchase hazard insurance to protect their property against future casualties like fire or flood. Home buyers should also protect their ownership interest in their new home by purchasing an owner’s policy of title insurance (“Owner’s Policy”). So why is an Owner’s Policy important? Let Reiling, Teder & Schrier, real estate attorneys, walk…

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Zoning Process

Zoning Process Posted by Kevin J. Riley, on September 12, 2016 Rezoning Real Estate in Tippecanoe County At RTS, we understand that clients may not be familiar with zoning regulations or the process for rezoning property. Whether you need assistance understanding zoning laws applicable to a specific piece of property or need help rezoning real estate, our…

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Zoning Special Exception

Zoning Special Exception Posted by Kevin J. Riley, on September 12, 2016 Special Exceptions and Variances –  Permitted Deviations from Zoning Ordinance Standards As mentioned in our blog Zoning – What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know, zoning ordinances typically establish zones within which land is classified and set forth specific development and use regulations for each…

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Zoning Commitment

Zoning Commitment Posted by Kevin J. Riley, on September 12, 2016 Zoning Commitments In Indiana, as a condition to the approval of a petition to rezone property, a request for a variance, or a request for a special exception, a property owner may be allowed or required to make a commitment regarding the use or development of…

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Zoning – What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know

Zoning – What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know Posted by Kevin J. Riley, on September 1, 2016 Zoning – What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know Prior to buying commercial property, a prospective purchaser should become familiar with the zoning laws and restrictions applicable to the property.  At RTS, we provide zoning and land-use counsel to…

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Electric Utility Easements

Electric Utility Easements Posted by James R. Schrier, on May 4, 2015 In order to survey, construct, operate, and maintain their lines over a landowner’s property, electrical utilities require an easement.  Much like crops or livestock, easements provide a potential source of income for Indiana farmers and landowners.  However, property rights – not money – should be…

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Tenants attemping to avoid “No Pet” policies…

Tenants attemping to avoid “No Pet” policies… Posted by Ryan C. Munden, on November 3, 2014 Tenants attempting to avoid “No Pet” policies by claiming pet is Emotional Support Animal protected under FHA. Have a “No Pet” policy?  Then you may have also squared off with a tenant claiming that their beloved Maltese is an emotional support…

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Homeowners’ Associations – Nonprofit or Not?

Homeowners’ Associations – Nonprofit or Not? Posted by Amanda C. Redick, on October 2, 2014 Homeowners’ associations are typically structured as nonprofit corporations in order to enable them to take advantage of federal and state tax benefits offered to nonprofit entities.  It is important to note, however, that homeowners’ associations are not tax exempt organizations under Internal…

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