Category: Commercial Real Estate

Property Insurance For Business

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Business Property Insurance and Understanding Your Commercial Lease You understand your business, your customers’ needs and how to provide your customers with the most quality service and products. However, understanding the property insurance provisions in your commercial lease is just as important for your business and plays a significant role in protecting your business’ assets…

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Plans for Recovery and How to Return to Work

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As the COVID-19 curve appears to be flatting somewhat, people are starting to think about and plan for coronavirus recovery and how to return to work.  The basic outlines of plans are starting to take shape.  As we hear details, we will post them here. FEDERAL The White House published a three-phased Opening Up America…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases

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April 6, 2020 By: Natalya Belonozhko Coronavirus (COVID-19) and governments’ orders to close non-essential businesses in Oregon and Washington have impacted businesses’ ability to operate in their leased spaces and pay rent under their commercial leases. Force Majeure Clause Most commercial leases include a force majeure clause. A force majeure clause provides for the parties’…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources: What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence – telemedicine visit.   Washington COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Real Estate Resources

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Evictions, Foreclosures, & Forbearance 80% of jobs lost to coronavirus recession were blue collar jobs, so we’re seeing the biggest impact in inability to pay in residential rentals and commercial rents and mortgages of non-essential businesses that cannot or do not provide take-out services. Construction companies are eligible for the PPP loans under the CARES…

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Changes are coming, get ready for graduated Real Estate Excise Tax

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Happy New Year to all from HLG!  As we start into a new year and new decade, we want to advise you as to an increase in real estate excise tax (REET) paid upon closing real estate transactions. For larger transactions this increase is substantial. Clark County Treasurer, Alisha Topper, has provided us the following…

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New Rules for Existing HOAs

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By:  Maren Calvert As the year ends and homeowners’ associations and condo associations work to pass their budgets for the next year, please note: Under recent legislation, associations are required to give residential owners the opportunity to reject every proposed budget. A failure to provide this opportunity to will mean the budget is VOID. The…

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