Queen and Kind Chess Pieces

Legal Descriptions Are Still King (or Queen—depending on your point of view)!

We recently encountered several situations involving the proposed sale of a residential property located in a subdivision where neither the parties nor their respective brokers had included a legal description of the property in the Real Estate Purc… Read More
Categories: Land Use, Real Estate
Horenstien Law Office in Vancouver Washington

What type of liability insurance does your lease require?

Previously we discussed whether your real estate lease includes the most current property insurance requirements. Now let’s talk about the type of liability insurance coverage your lease requires and, depending on the language in your lease, whet… Read More
Categories: Real Estate
Understand Your Lease

Understanding Your Lease Requirements for Property Insurance

  SO — WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU REVIEWED THE PROPERTY INSURANCE SECTION IN YOUR LEASE? (Yes, you’re right, that sounds incredibly boring. But it may be necessary. Read on … )   In the world of commercial real estate leasing, lan… Read More
Tools hanging at work bench

The Surprisingly High Cost of Future HVAC Repair/Replacement

If you have heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) equipment that was manufactured and installed after 2009 in your property, you aren’t going to have to consider the consequences of refrigerants used in your system (or what is in… Read More
Categories: Real Estate
Backhoe on ready land

'Shovel ready' land is vital to our growth

The economy is improving in Southwest Washington. And this is creating opportunities to create jobs through new real estate development. Many of the issues that impacted development both positively and negatively prior to the recession remain. This a… Read More
Categories: All Posts, Land Use

Getting Strategic with Government

Business-to-government interactions have become increasingly more complex. These complexities manifest themselves in a number of ways. Are you a real estate developer seeking land use or environmental permits to create jobs or provide housing for a c… Read More

New Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction

On January 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service announced a new simplified option for owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may also be able to use this option for calculating deductions for the business use of their homes. I… Read More
Categories: All Posts, Business
Small Business Tax Incent…

Small Business Tax Incentives from New Year's Tax Deal

The tax bill passed by Congress on New Year’s day, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, provides some meaningful tax incentives for small businesses. The goal of these tax incentives is to continue economic growth by spurring innovation, e… Read More
Categories: All Posts, Business

CREDC 30th Anniversary

At its quarterly luncheon, held at the Vancouver Hilton on Thursday December 13, 2012, the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) honored its founding Presidents: Brian Wolfe, Steve Horenstein, Bob Schaeffer, Carol Curtis, and Vern Peter… Read More
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Business Alert - Misleading Annual Report and Compliance Solicitations

Business entities should be on the lookout for misleading mailings from COMPLIANCE SERVICES and CORPORATE RECORD SERVICE. These mailing may give the impression they are from some division of the Washington Secretary of State Corporations Division –… Read More
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