2012 Featured News

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Real Estate Preparations: For Sale By Owner

Choosing to buy and sell a home can be both an exciting and stressful season for any person to go through. Dealing with not only the idea of having to pack all of your belongings, and possibly begin a ...
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When a Landlord Files for Bankruptcy

If you are a tenant and your landlord files for bankruptcy, the decision may directly affect your living situation. Thankfully, there are specific federal laws in place which will protect your from ...
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Homeowners Associations in Las Vegas: Will They be Banned?

In the recent months, Las Vegas gas had more than enough real estate fraud schemes to make the news. According to Las Vegas Weekly, the state of Nevada has dealt with fraud investigation concerning 12 ...
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Tips for Transferring your House Title

If you are going to transfer your housing title to another individual, it can get a little complicated. Typically, parents will transfer their housing title to a son or daughter if they decide to ...
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Poisonous Plant Lawsuits

If you have young children, curious pets, or mentally incompetent loved ones, you do not want them exposed to poisonous plants and flowers that could eventually lead to their death. Small children and ...
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Sewage Leak Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Sewage leaks can be dangerous, toxic, and damaging. Breathing in the fumes from sewage could cause you to contract a horrible disease, or your plants may die from the harsh chemicals. Just the smell ...
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Foreclosures in America at a 5 Year Low

In September, the national foreclosure rate hit a five-year low with only 180,247 filings. This means that there has been a seven percent decrease in foreclosures from the month of August and a 16 ...
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Pre-Loan Approval: A Wise Idea

If you want to be taken seriously as a buyer, you may want to think about getting a pre-loan approval before you ask for a mortgage. This means that you have already applied for a loan that was ...
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Have you been Involved in a HAMP Scam?

The United States Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program or “HAMP” is a program for employed men and women who are still struggling to meet their mortgage payments. ...
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What is a Strategic Default?

If you decide to act on a strategic default, you are choosing to stop making payments on your mortgage despite the fact that you can afford to pay them. Normally, people who choose to commit a ...
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Tree Disputes: Worthy of a Lawsuit?

Trees cause more legal issues than you may assume. A tree that grows on a property line often creates issues when two neighbors claim that the tree is theirs. Sometimes, a tree from one yard may ...
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Nuisance Suits: Obtaining Injunctive Relief

We’ve all had neighbors that were difficult to get along with, but are you dealing with a neighbor that has a reckless disregard for those around him or her? Sometimes people can be selfish, and ...
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Basketball Star Faces Foreclosure

Being a sports legend doesn’t excuse one from bankruptcy, as Oscar Robertson has recently found out. The man faces a foreclosure on his chemical company in Fairfield, Ohio, for nearly $200,000 ...
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Real Estate Partition Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

It’s hard to share, especially when the asset shared is one that can be split down the middle and divided. When it comes to homes and real estate property, chances are that you can’t draw ...
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Licensing Laws and Lawsuits

In many states, you need a state license in order to sell real estate in the area. Back in the 1970s and 80s, there were hardly any qualms about a law like this one. Yet now, house shopping has gone ...
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FHFA Clarifies Short Sale Guidelines

When you chose to short sale your home, there are a variety of guidelines you need to keep in mind. Because they can be confusing and complicated, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have issued a press ...
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‘For Sale by Owner’ Online

If you are thinking of selling your own home, you will have a lot of learning to do. Without the proper information, you might make mistakes that can toss you into tax conundrums, give you ...
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County Files Lawsuit Against Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Salisbury County has filed a lawsuit against the two major mortgage companies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The county government claims that they deserve unpaid taxes that have not yet been ...
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How to Detect Rental Scams

If you are going on vacation, you have probably logged on to the Internet in order to find a place to rent from. Some people prefer renting a home to booking a stay at a hotel or resort, because you ...
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What you Should Know About “Flipping” a Home

Flipping is a common term attached to the act of buying a house and then quickly reselling it for profit. This short-term investment can merit great profits if it is used carefully and constructively. ...
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