Author Archive | W. Scott Van Ness, Esq.

Do I need an attorney if I have a real estate broker?

  Yeah, that probably depends on who you ask. Most good real estate brokers will still recommend that you get an attorney. Real estate brokers can give you a lot of information based upon their experience as a selling agent or a buying agent, which is what they do as a real estate broker; however, […]

Do I need an attorney when selling my house?

  Well, do you need a doctor when you operate? Maybe yes, maybe no. Legally, you do not need an attorney when you’re selling a house, but what I tell everybody is, “Why wouldn’t you have one?” There are so many problems that potentially could come up. There are so many pitfalls, so many ways […]

What is the difference between buying commercial real estate and residential real estate?

  Night and day. Commercial real estate to put it quite simply is more complex. It usually involves people on both sides who are more knowledgeable. When you buy a residential property, oftentimes you’re dealing with regular people who maybe never bough a piece of property. Commercial has steps, stages, the contracts are written different. […]

How to become a real estate investor

Buy a piece of property! This might sound overly simplistic, or even stupid to some. However, after being a real estate investor for over 22 years, a licensed attorney for over 24 years (most of those representing other real estate investors), a licensed real estate broker, attending numerous seminars and infomercials, and reading dozens of […]

A Wise Person Seeks Advice From Many Counselors

"Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days." Prov 19:20 "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel."  Prov 12:15 Many a man has fallen because of pride.  Isn't that what keeps us from […]

IS BORROWING WRONG? AS A CHRISTIAN FACING FORECLOSURE, WHAT DO I DO?

“The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives.” Psalm 37:21  How many times have we seen this verse, yet fail to understand its true meaning? I have taught this verse for years now in bible studies and counseling sessions. I have heard it repeated from memory. I have […]

Why am I here?

“Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He Suffered.” Hebrews 5:8    When we find ourselves in difficult times, we usually try to look around and figure out why we are in this position. Maybe you have already asked God why or what He is punishing you for. Maybe you […]

Where am I at? Where do I go?

Let’s get started. I have a lot to say, but often have no idea where to start. I am going to assume that if you have come to this site that you are a Christian and you are either facing the very real possibility that your home will be facing foreclosure or perhaps a family […]

Does The Bible allow for a Christian to go into Foreclosure?

This is a tricky question.  I am starting this blog because I have come across many Christians who struggle with a very heavy burden when it comes to this topic.  I am a Christian and have researched Scripture as it applies to debt, borrowing, money, lawsuits, and many other related topics.  I do not profess to […]