Q-Law Blog

Holding Title To Oregon Real Estate

Generally.  The concept of title to land, i.e. its “ownership”, is fairly obvious, just like ownership of a vehicle, personal property, or other tangible and

Did Ocwen Just Get “Out-Ocwened”?

For those folks familiar with the lending and servicing industries, Ocwen is likely a familiar name.  Metaphorically speaking, it has become a regulatory piñata, with

Word Play – A Q-Rant

Disambiguation refers to the removal of ambiguity by making something clear. Disambiguation narrows down the meaning of words and it’s a good thing. This word makes sense

FIRPTA Tips

What follows is a summary of tips when the seller is, or may be, a “foreign person” as defined by FIRPTA: Buyer Responsibilities Under FIRPTA.  If

Top Ten Home Buyer Mistakes

Homebuyers come in many varieties: Some are gullible, some naïve’, some suspicious, and many are in between. While it is true that first-time homebuyers should,

Realtors® And The Practice of Law

Oregon Broker Duties Regarding the Use of Experts. ORS 696.805(3)(e) and 696.810(3)(e) both state that one of a licensee’s duties is to “To advise the