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What are Considered Fixtures and Improvements?  

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What are Considered Fixtures and Improvements?  

 

This is critical in determining what personal property stays with the real property (see paragraph 2, TREC One-to-Four Contract). If the item is permanently attached to the property, it becomes a fixture and cannot be removed.  If, however, the item maintains its character as “personalty”, it is not considered a fixture and may be removed by the Seller.

A “fixture” is defined as a permanent part of the realty. Whether an item of personal property has been so permanently attached as to constitute realty is a question of fact.

Three factors are relevant in determining whether personal property has become a fixture.

1. The mode and sufficiency of annexation, either real or constructive. Key  Question: Will the property be damaged by removal? If so, to what extent?

2. The adaptation of the item to the use or purpose of the realty. Key Question: Is the item customized for the property, or is it standard?

3. The intention of the party who annexed the item to the realty. Key Question: Was the installation intended to be permanent or temporary?

The party’s intention is the predominant factor, while the first two factors constitute evidence of that intention. Testimony of intention will not prevail, however, in the face of undisputed evidence to the contrary.

Logan v. Mullis, 686 S.W.2d 605 (Tex. 1985).

Getting married makes you an adult?

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Getting married makes you an adult?

This is a touchy point because marriage is one of the last rituals we have. When you get married everyone in the world celebrates you for doing so. The relationship is legitimized as a serious thing, worthy of your efforts. Suddenly, you seem like a responsible person … a proper adult! It means you’re a desirable, together person because you “landed” a partner, right? Discuss …

 

 

 

From Mompreneur to Maverick Mom!

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From Mompreneur to Maverick Mom!

“According to prevailing wisdom, a boy must be raised with a man in the house; otherwise, he’s bound to be a failure. That same wisdom tells us that mothers left to their own devices will smother their sons and turn them into sissies, and that sons of unmarried mothers are destined to a life of crime.” Raising Boys Without Men is an examination of these boys and their amazing mothers. Dr. Peggy Drexler’s research shows that boys raised without fathers are “socially savvy, generous, caring communicators, while still remaining extremely ‘boyish’—passionate about sports and adept at rough-housing with friends.”

SO! I am declaring myself a maverick mom pioneering a new form of parenting that rejects social judgment about family structure and stresses the importance of communication, community, and love. I am brave and I have much to say about a better way to raise tomorrow’s men!

Stay tuned …

DIGIT 1919 … Coming Soon!!!!

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DIGIT 1919 … Coming Soon!!!!

“We are closing on the land on September 9 and are calling the building Digit,” Roumaya said. The rental flats will range in size from under 700 to more than 1,100 square feet in the brightly colored, four-story building. Rents will start at about $1,200 a month.

Architect Kevin Parma of Parmadesign designed the project. Digit and the Lorenzo Hotel, which is planned seven blocks north, will create new anchors along old South Akard.

“I now have five buildings along Akard,” Roumaya said. “It’s a community move. I’m doing place-making along the old Akard corridor, which I really love.”

Roumaya plans to break ground on his new apartment project late next month. He’s also working on plans to convert several old shipping containers into small commercial or residential spaces as part of the project.