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Solar and Wind Leases Making the Rounds

With renewable energy coming into greater focus for power companies, local, state, and federal governments, many farmers and other landowners are being presented with potential solar or wind leases. These leases can provide a nice opportunity to dive… Read More
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Watch Out: Property Record Scam

Our office provides a variety of real estate services, including title and closing services. Buying or selling real estate requires transferring title with a deed and recording it with the county recorder’s office in which the property is located.… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

The Estate Planning Process: Where to Begin?

We often hear from new clients that they don’t know where to begin with the estate planning process. By the time we are finished, though, our clients often say, “if I knew this was going to be so easy, I would have done this years ago!… Read More
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How to Own Your Real Estate

Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the type of real estate you own. Below, we take a look at the differen… Read More
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Co-owning Land: What is a Partition Action?

People can end up owning land or other real estate together in a number of different ways. It may be because they purchased the property together, it was gifted to them together, or they inherited the property together. While sometimes this starts ou… Read More
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Categories: Farm, Real Estate

Hunting Leases: How to Protect Yourself

With the warming weather melting away this year’s snowfall, Spring feels like it is right around the corner. Farmers are not the only ones with the spring-time itch as they impatiently wait to get into the fields, as turkey hunters have had Apr… Read More
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Categories: Farm, Real Estate

"I heard at a seminar that a trust is the only way to avoid probate. Is that true?"

I recently met with a client for estate planning. During our discussions about the various ways that assets pass after death, she said, “I heard at an estate planning seminar that a trust is the only way to avoid probate. Isn’t that true?… Read More
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So You Want to be a Farme…

So You Want to be a Farmer?

As is always the same each year, everyone makes resolutions on what they would like to do differently than in the past over the next year. Generally, saving money, eating healthier, and losing weight are atop of these lists, which are difficult and o… Read More
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9 Reasons for Owner's Title Insurance

A deed or mortgage may have been made by a person that is under age, incompetent, or not an owner. A deed or a mortgage may have been procured by fraud or duress. Title may be subject to a federal estate tax lien. Title insurance covers attorneys’… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

4 Advantages to Using a Law Firm to Close Your Real Estate Transaction

Although many other states require the use of an attorney during a real estate transaction, buyers and sellers of real estate in Minnesota have the choice of using either a title company or an attorney to handle the closing on their real estate trans… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate