Commentary on legal issues related to real estate, investing, and construction law in Kansas and Missouri.  This blog is associated with the RealEstateLaw.Live video podcast broadcast starting in early 2020.

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Kansas Mortgage Foreclosure Process and Timeline

The standard Kansas mortgage Foreclosure Process and Timeline for an uncontested foreclosure is set forth below.  Please be advised that an uncontested foreclosure is a foreclosure action in which the borrower does not file a response and allows the lender to proceed with the foreclosure.  It can take between 6-18 months to remove a borrower...
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FAQ’s on FSBO Transactions

Please see the answers below to some commonly asked questions related to FSBO transactions. Can’t I just use the standard forms off the internet? Although standard real estate forms are available from websites, such as the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (www.kcrar.org), these forms do not come with an explanation of the various terms...
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What are Requests for Admissions?

Requests for Admissions are written statements sent from one party to another that the receiving party must admit or deny. If a party denies a statement contained in a Request for Admissions, he or she must provide a brief statement as to why the request is being denied. If the Request for admission contains some...
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What are Interrogatories?

Interrogatories are written questions sent from one party to another that must be answered in writing and under oath. The standards for discovery requests are very lenient, and the basic rule is that parties can ask for any information that is relevant or might lead to the discovery of relevant information. As such, the interrogatories...
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How to find an attorney?

Rick recently shared some thoughts on how to find an attorney for a blog post published on fundera.com, titled “Need Legal Advice? 11 Experts Reveal How to Find the Right Small Business Lawyer”
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Questions you Should Ask Before Hiring an Attorney for your FSBO Transaction

Excerpt from Owners.com including comments from Rick Davis regarding some of the questions you should ask before hiring an attorney for your FSBO transaction. Selling your own home puts more of the sale price in your pocket, but you don’t want to scrimp when finding a professional to handle the property transfer. Choosing the right...
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Nightmares You Might Need to Disclose to Buyers

Excerpt from a realtor.com story on the nightmares you might need to disclosure to buyers.  This story includes thoughts from Rick Davis on the need to disclose the fact a home is a former meth lab in either Kansas or Missouri. If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you probably know that the seller...
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What Can I Do to Help My Case?

Below are a few tips on how to help us to help you achieve the best outcome for your case. Gather Documents and Information A good attorney can influence the outcome of litigation by organizing and presenting the evidence to a judge or jury in the most convincing manner. In order to do this, however,...
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What is Litigation Discovery?

Discovery is the stage in litigation where parties can request information from each other or third-parties to prove or disprove the claims or defenses the parties have made. Litigation Discovery ensures that the parties and their counsel can learn the facts before trial and helps to narrow issues that may not be in dispute to...
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