Pandemic-based fears, street violence, and the sentiment to “leave it all behind” has led to a wave of urban refugees relocating to rural destinations like Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana. And why not?  The cost of living is lower –$350,000 buys a house – an actual house with a yard and several bedrooms, just right…

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by Arthur Macomber Spokane, Washington, May 20, 2019. In Washington State, all conveyances of real property or interests in real property must be by deed, signed and delivered to the grantee. The person owning the property, the grantor, must sign the deed. If the deed is to be recorded, then the deed needs to be…

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Easements are usually permanent unless terminated by one of the ways recognized under Washington law. For example, an easement can be terminated if the property owner benefiting from the easement signs a written document stating that the easement is terminated. Alternatively, an easement can be terminated if the owner of the land burdened by the…

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by Art Macomber, Managing Attorney September 18, 2017 Even if you are an experienced buyer or seller of real estate, the laws governing real estate transactions in Montana can be perplexing. This article reviews general considerations to make before buying or selling real estate in Montana. The duties of a buyer or seller in Montana…

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