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Annual Real Estate Update 2017

Product ID: CA2656D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Calm amidst chaos

High demand for housing coupled with record-low inventory is a recipe for commotion as buyers vie for limited options. Residential real estate clients need your help to make careful, forward-thinking decisions.

Stay grounded among shifting trends in real estate with down-to-earth advice and experienced guidance from the Annual Real Estate Update 2017. Explore top trends and recent changes in residential real estate law and the housing market so you’re ready to counsel your clients.

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Calm amidst chaos

High demand for housing coupled with record-low inventory is a recipe for commotion as buyers vie for limited options. Residential real estate clients need your help to make careful, forward-thinking decisions.

Stay grounded among shifting trends in real estate with down-to-earth advice and experienced guidance from the Annual Real Estate Update 2017. Explore top trends and recent changes in residential real estate law and the housing market so you’re ready to counsel your clients.

Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Mark C. Young
Attorney at Law
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Brian C. Anderson
Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co
Madison

Cheri A. Hipenbecker
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee

Scott J. Hutchison
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee

Carol E. Krigbaum
Krigbaum Law LLC
Milwaukee 

Cori M. Lamont

Wisconsin Realtors Association
Madison

Brian W. Ohm
University of Wisconsin Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Madison 

Carl A. Sinderbrand
Axley Brynelson LLP
Madison

 

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Case Law Update

  • US Supreme Court decision from Wisconsin dealing with minimum lot size restrictions
  • Repairs to condos
  • Easements
  • Trespass
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Ordinance violations & permits

Mark C. Young

9:20 a.m. : Some Like it Hot, Others Do Not: Effects of Limited Inventory and Current Issues Surrounding the Housing Market

  • The reality of a busy real estate market creates opportunity for creativity in a competitive offer process. Understanding the basics of escalation/acceleration clauses including exploring the terms, why they are used and the impact on the transaction may be a necessity in your real estate practice.
  • Dear seller letters may pull on the seller’s heart strings, but there may be risks to having your clients write or read letters regarding the purchase of seller’s property.
  • No housing update is complete without a quick review of the most up-to-date form changes. Learn about the recently approved state-approved (WB) forms including the WB-36 Buyer Agency/Tenant Representation Agreement, the newly created WB-38 Commercial Buyer Agency/Tenant Representation Agreement, and the WB-47 Amendment to Buyer Agency/ Tenant Representation Agreement as well as the future revisions of other state forms.

Cori M. Lamont

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Environmental Aspects of Private Drinking Water Wells

  • Regulations affecting private drinking water supplies
  • Common water quality and quantity issues
  • Detection and protection of water supplies in real estate transactions

Carl A. Sinderbrand

11:15 a.m. : Should You Stay or Should You Go? An overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws

Carol E. Krigbaum

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Fraud and Closing Issues

  • Hackers are getting smarter and smarter every day
  • Real life examples of multiple ways hacking thieves will attempt to steal your client’s money
  • Practical safeguards to help avoid becoming the victim of a cyber crime
  • Update on the Rental Weatherization Program
  • Update on Transfer by Affidavit and Transfer on Death legislation
  • Wire transfer or cashier’s check? Title companies are not consistent

Cheri A. Hipenbecker, Scott J. Hutchison

1:55 p.m. : Historic Preservation: A Practical Guide for Real Estate Practitioners

  • What it means when a property is designated an historic landmark
  • What does it mean when a property is located in an historic district?
  • The differences between local, state, and national designations

Brian W. Ohm

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Legal Malpractice Risks in Handling Real Estate Transactions

  • Who is your client? Avoiding conflicts of interest claims
  • Scope of retention: Is it clear? Has it been communicated to your client(s)?
  • Are you handling a real estate matter or really practicing in the area of estate planning?
  • Do you fully understand your clients intended use of the property being purchased?

Brian C. Anderson

4:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

 
  • Review recent case law shaping the issues in residential real estate
  • Understand the pros and cons of creative buying tactics in a busy housing market
  • Find out how to handle contaminated wells
  • Learn ways to protect yourself and your clients from fraud during the closing process
  • Know the criteria for owning historic landmark property or property within a historic district
  • Explore recent updates to landlord-tenant laws
  • Discover strategies for minimizing malpractice risks in real estate practice
  • Real estate practitioners
  • Closing lawyers
  • Title companies
  • Realtors
  • Construction law attorneys
  • General practitioners
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