Practical Real Estate Texas

Practical Insight and Commentary on Texas Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law

Life in the Clouds: Ethical Issues Arising From Cloud Computing

Life in the Clouds: Ethical Issues Arising From Cloud Computing Today’s post is based on a paper presented to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Intellectual Property Law CLE, February 2018. For many, cloud computing evokes images of their data being stored in mystical “cloud” storage locations. In reality, cloud computing is nothing more than…

Adverse Possession & Inheritance: Why It’s Still Important to Probate a Will

Adverse Possession & Inheritance: Why It’s Still Important to Probate a Will Late last year, a client walked into my office with a title issue. About 15 years ago, he and several siblings inherited family property. For the past decade, he’s been the only person responsible for the property. He paid the property taxes, completed…

Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment for Home Equity Loans

Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment for Home Equity Loans  In a recent post, I talked about many of the requirements for a home equity loan. Two weeks ago, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment, SJR 60, that changed many of the requirements and restrictions on home equity loans.   The ballot title was as follows:   “The constitutional…