Isaac Benergui – Law Offices of Isaac Benmergui, P.A.

Are New or Existing Homes a Better Investment?

With home construction on the rebound, there is plenty of new construction to choose from. But is it a better deal than buying an existing home? Which one is the better investment?…more
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What Options are there Other than Foreclosure?

When you can no longer afford your home, foreclosure doesn’t have to be your only option. There are several ways you can get out from under a home without foreclosing, although they all affect your credit score to some degree…more
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How do you Combine Condo or Apartment Units?

When you have a small condo, an easy way to increase the space and value of your investment is to buy an adjacent unit and combine units. Although this can be a complicated and slow process, you can usually sell the combined…more
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What is the Smallest Down Payment I Can Put Down on a Property?

The down payment has always been one of the biggest hurdles for home ownership. It’s such a problem that some people take out a second mortgage rather than saving up such a large sum, or fall for rent-to-own schemes. The fact…more
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The Questions You Need to Ask Your Real Estate Attorney

Your real estate agent is available to answer most questions that arise during a real estate transaction. However, when you are making a decision on an investment, a short sale or you’re facing foreclosure, you need to obtain…more
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How Long Does the Escrow Company Have to Return my Earnest Money?

Earnest money is the deposit you put down on a home when you make an offer. It’s a kind of carrot to show the seller you are serious so that they will take the home off the market while you work out the deal. Earnest money is…more
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How to Evaluate Investment Property

As the market saw in 2008, real estate can depreciate. You can’t count on the price of homes always going up. But with the right tools to calculate the value of investment, you can purchase like a pro…more
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Types of Real Estate Investments

When it comes to real estate investing, most people are only familiar with one type: residential. Reality shows like Flip This House have popularized this one kind of investment, but there are many more opportunities out there…more
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Types of Commercial Leases

When you are considering a commercial property, the rent roll can tell you who is renting there, what they pay and how long they have before they can renew or move. But just as important as being familiar with the tenants is…more
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When is the Best Time to Buy in a Revitalization Zone?

Gentrification is a dirty word. It’s everything that’s wrong with America—people who have been living in an area for years, struggling to make it livable, and then in come the developers. They fix everything up, hipsters move in…more
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The Most Important Factors When Buying Commercial Real Estate

You know how the old real estate joke goes: “Location, location, location!” Location is an important factor in commercial real estate decisions, but it’s certainly not the only one…more
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What is a Ground Lease?

Instead of selling land that you own, you can lease it for a decade at a time, collecting rent payments while someone else develops it. A ground lease could be bare land with no improvements, or a lot with buildings already on…more
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Do I Need an Attorney for Closing?

Real estate contracts are lengthy and wordy, but most of the time, they are also very standard. This means that most real estate agents are fairly familiar with their contents and can explain to you what the verbiage means and…more
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What is Title Insurance?

When you buy real estate, you work with a title company. The title company’s job is to research the property you are buying, determine if anyone has made changes to the structure that is on the property, and also research the…more
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What Happens if a Claim is Filed Against My Title?

All real estate has a title, which is the document recording ownership of the land, any judgments against the ownership, and any rights or restrictions that come with ownership of the land. When you buy a piece of real estate, a…more
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