Rick's Blog

This is the personal blog of Rick Davis and is not affiliated with any firm or legal organization
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Kansas Eviction Process and Timeline

In Kansas, eviction proceedings are one of the few areas of law that has its own procedure and timelines that were set by the legislature and must be strictly adhered to by the courts and parties involved in the eviction.  This guide will help outline and explain the Kansas eviction process and timeline. Pre-filing Notices...
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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, 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 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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Why a Small Business Owner Should Hire a Solo Attorney

If you were to speak with solo attorneys, they all might give you a different reason to hire him or her to represent your business. Some of those reasons might include dedicated service, legal knowledge or experience, reasonable fees, etc. Although these are all good reasons to hire a solo attorney, none of them compare...
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Nightmares You Might Need to Disclose to Buyers

Excerpt from a 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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Things to Consider When Making an Offer to Buy an FSBO Home

You often hear the phrase “everything’s negotiable” and that is especially true when buying or selling a residence. Although the majority of the conversation is devoted to the purchase price for the property, there are many other considerations that can help increase the value to either the buyer or seller without changing the purchase price....
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Common Expenses When Selling a Home

When getting ready to sell your home, one of the most important considerations is much money you will receive from the sale.  Therefore, it is important to understand the common expenses you will likely encounter when selling your home.  This post will discuss some of those common expenses and help you to calculate the final...
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Contract for Deed Horror Stories

No matter what you call it — Contract for Deed, Lease to Own, Seller Finance – these non-traditional real estate transactions come with risks that are often not fully understood by the parties entering into these contracts. In this post, I am going to discuss three real contract for deed horror stories that were experienced...
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Should I Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell my Home?

Real Estate Agents serve an important role in the process of buying and selling a home. An experienced Real Estate Agent will be able to provide you with advise on what price to list your home for or what minor improvements you can make that may dramatically increase the home’s value to prospective buyers.  Real...
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