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Lease Options and Alternative Financing

On Wall Street, the real market mavens who make it from rags to riches do it with stock options, not with actual stocks. CNBC guru, Jim Cramer, made enough money on one option play, Merck in 1986, to leave his job as a broker with Goldman Sachs and start a hundred-million-dollar hedge fund. The rest […]

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Can a Buyer Be Held Liable Earnest Beyond Earnest Money?

The “standard” real estate contract usually has a provision spelling out the legal remedy of the buyer or seller upon default of the agreement. In most cases, the buyer wants to limit his risk of loss by offering a small earnest money deposit and inserting a “liquidated damages” provision. A liquidated damages provision states that if […]

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