No More Kansas Mortgage Registration Tax

If you are in real estate in the Kansas City area you may have noticed that Kansas and Missouri have different sets of rules and fees to follow. One of the hardest to explain over the years has been the Kansas Mortgage Registration Tax (MRT), until now! In years past, the MRT was paid at[…]

Should I add my kids to title?

Should I add my kids to title? “Adulting” gets kicked up a notch when you purchase a home. You just entered into a relationship with your home, so, good or bad, you try to work things out. This purchase also triggers some to want to prepare a long term plan. Don’t be scared, these are[…]

2018 Jackson County Tax Sale

It’s that time of year for Jackson County to hold their annually Tax Sale.   The Eastern Jackson County sale is going to be held on Monday, August 13 at the Independence Courthouse and on August 20 at the Kansas City Courthouse.  Please know, to be eligible to bid on properties you must register at least 10[…]

Real Estate Transactions with a Limited Liability Company

Documents, we don’t need no stinking documents! Anytime you can make a reference to an 80’s movie (Blazing Saddles for those of you who didn’t know), I say do it! I’m the guy that tends to over analyze T.V. shows and movies… it’s a curse. I think “oh, so that guy is a sharpshooter but[…]

Title Insurance on Tax Sale Properties

So, you bought a property at a tax sale, fixed it up, and now you are ready to cash in? You have your agent put it on the market, buyers love what you have done to the place, the neighbors are excited to have that eye-sore fixed, and you get an offer for your asking[…]