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What are zoning laws and why is my property use restricted?

As individuals travel through Hennepin County they may notice a pattern to how the area is laid out. Houses cluster together in residential housing developments and businesses flank each other in commercial districts. Like buildings seem to be close together and this similarity of development is not the result of coincidence. The municipal regulation of land use and zoning dictates what types of buildings can be built in different areas of a community.

Hennepin challenges residential rental real estate policies


Throughout Minnesota and right here in Hennepin County there are opportunities for low income wage earners to find affordable rental housing. Federal laws require that states provide certain amounts of such housing, so that individuals of all levels of affluence have chances to get into their own properties. However, several local communities are questioning the state's implementation of that requirement and have made their challenge in the form of a complaint based in the Fair Housing Act.

Manage a Minnesota real estate dispute

First-time Minnesota home buyers are often caught up in the excitement of making their real property dreams come true that they sometimes miss important details in their purchase agreements. All across Hennepin County contracts for new and existing homes carry with them diverse and often unexpected clauses that unprepared buyers may not properly heed before signing on the dotted line. When issues arise during or after a home's closing, the parties to the real property sale may find themselves fighting over issues that could have been addressed much sooner.

Turn out the lights, we've got a scary one - about foreclosure!

There are as many myths about bankruptcy and foreclosure as there are about ... whatever there are myths about. Before the financial meltdown and the ensuing foreclosure crisis, there may even have been groups of campers sitting around fires late at night telling scary stories about foreclosures.

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