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The Landlord’s Guide To Security Deposits In Maryland

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

It is easy to find advice online for tenants about how to spot a landlord who is likely to rip you off or fail to make necessary repairs during your tenancy.  It is also easy to find advice for landlords dealing with the difficult situation of dealing with tenants who are unable to pay… Read More »

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RElaw

How Landlords Can Cope With Sky High Rents

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The Washington DC area has always been famous for its expensive rents and real estate prices, which makes investing in real estate in the Maryland suburbs of D.C. both a challenge and an opportunity for profits.  Of course, in recent months, unaffordable high price tags are popping up everywhere on everything, not only in… Read More »

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HouseGavel

Investors’ Share Of Residential Real Estate Purchases Is Nearing A Record High, But The DC Metro Area Is Not The Center Of The Action

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Investing in real estate is not an easy way to get rich quick, despite how some ads on the Internet might make it sound.  It is, however, a solid business idea; after all, there is always demand for housing.  As house prices rise and the job market continues to reel from pandemic-related uncertainty, more… Read More »

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RE_Agent

Can You Give Real Estate Property As A Gift?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you own a real estate property, it is probably the most valuable thing you own, and if you own more than one real estate property, your wealth is substantial.  By this logic, it would seem that giving someone a real estate property would be a great way to help them be financially secure,… Read More »

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RealEstate

The Least Risky Ways To Get Started Investing In Real Estate

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Some cynical articles have gone as far as to say that getting paid to do nothing is the new American dream.  In fact, the quest for passive income is nothing new; Americans have been searching for it for at least as long as jobs where you could earn a reliable income and build up… Read More »

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RE4

The Real Estate Business Could Soon Be Under Increased Scrutiny For Money Laundering

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The real estate business is constantly changing.  Tax deductions that were a boon to real estate investors one year disappear the next, and new tax breaks take their place, meaning that you must relearn how to qualify for them.  Cryptocurrency and blockchain tokenization have also started to play a major role in the real… Read More »

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REAgents

Commercial Real Estate Investing Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The COVID-19 pandemic made almost everyone rethink the nature of work and realize how fragile the routines around which we build our activities are.  In no year besides 2020 did so many people express gratitude to delivery drivers or to supermarket employees who restock the shelves, and the list of occupations that could become… Read More »

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RElaw

Section 1031 Is Changing: What Is Next For Tax Deferred Real Estate Exchanges?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Depending on which factors you pay attention to, investing in real estate is either one of the riskiest or one of the least risky investments you can make.  On the one hand, there is always demand for real estate, and the real estate market always recovers after setbacks.  It is unlikely to tank irreversibly,… Read More »

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Do Commercial Tenants Have a Duty of Care to Protect the Leased Property from Arson by a Third Party?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Negligence is a central issue in many civil lawsuits; the plaintiff is suing the defendant for compensation for financial losses the plaintiff suffered because of something irresponsible the defendant did, or else something reasonably cautious that the defendant failed to do.  In order for a plaintiff to win a lawsuit about negligence, you must… Read More »

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Blockchain Could Make Real Estate Transactions Safer and Less Expensive

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When many of us hear the word “blockchain,” the first image that comes to mind is that of shady dealings in mysterious cryptocurrencies that are linked to no precious metals, no banknotes, and no governments.  The only identities are pseudonyms and alphanumeric codes long enough even to confound people who know hundreds of digits… Read More »

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