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Real Estate

Are Land Surveys Really Necessary?

11/4/2019

Buying a property can be an expensive process.  Among the many costs that a buyer faces, such as the cost of inspections, transfer taxes, and ...

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Prepayment Penalties: An Unwelcome Surprise

8/6/2019

Whether you have applied for a loan or are thinking about doing so, it is important to consider whether you could be charged a fee ...

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2019 Legislative Update

5/29/2019

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2019 session on January 9th. During this year's session, 2,500 bills were filed and a total of ...

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County Council Considers Bill to Tighten Development Within Watersheds

2/4/2019

The future of development in Howard County has long been hotly debated, especially in the wake of the disastrous Ellicott City floods of 2017 and ...

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Contemplating a Construction or Renovation Project?

10/4/2018

When you’re planning a major construction or renovation project for your business or for your home, the importance of hiring a general contractor is ...

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Top Traps for Unwary Tenants

8/30/2018

For many businesses that are trying to rent space, negotiating a commercial lease is a major decision that involves hours of research and planning. You ...

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Devil in the Details - How the 666 days between floods is temporarily banning development in Ellicott City

8/20/2018

 

On May 27, 2018, 666 days after the July 30, 2016 Ellicott City Flood, the historic downtown neighborhood experienced something no one ever thought would ...

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2018 Legislative Update

6/8/2018

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2018 session on January 10, 2018.  Before it concluded on April 9th, a total of 889 bills had ...

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Not So True To Form - AIA Recent Updates

2/27/2018

Just last year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its update to its contract documents library. Given that the AIA only updates the contract ...

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Prospective Impact of the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Changes in Maryland

1/23/2018

Well, there goes Congress!  Just when we thought it was safe to prepare estate plans based on a stable estate-planning environment, Congress has changed the ...

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Transfer Tax Relief - Sole Proprietorship to Single Person LLC

5/3/2017

The Maryland General Assembly eased the burden on small business owners this past legislative session, something it should seek to do with greater frequency. Both ...

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