Archive for the ‘Real Estate Law’ Category

Landlord Disputes Over Bed Bugs

There are few things worse in life than discovering bed bugs in your apartment. Not only do they bite, leaving unpleasant sores, but they also ruin just about everything – clothes, furniture, throw rugs, linens, luggage, you name it. The challenge comes when talking to your landlord. In bringing up the subject, there is an […]

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July 2nd, 2019

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Real Estate Law

Legal Methods for Stopping a Home Foreclosure

Following the real estate market crash, people all over the country lost their homes to foreclosure, along with many more to short sale. Last year, the number of foreclosures hit the lowest level since 2006. As of January 2015, foreclosures dropped another 2.7 percent, bringing the total number to a consecutive 39-month low. Throughout the […]

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How to Lower Your Property Taxes Using Property Tax Appeals

Studies consistently show that 25 percent of U.S. property owners are paying more property tax than what is required by law. It doesn’t always result in lower taxes, but there are situations where appeals are accepted by your county for reassessment. What’s a Tax Appeal The tax agency can sometimes make mistakes. Property taxes are […]

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March 2nd, 2019

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Real Estate Law | Tax Law

Tips for Avoiding a Foreclosure on Your Home

If you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments, you face the risk of foreclosure. That means the lending institution can repossess the property. Once the foreclosure process begins, the court could stick you with a deficiency judgment if the value of the home is less than the total amount owed. In that case, you […]

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Posted on:
September 28th, 2018

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Real Estate Law

How to Get Illegal Squatters Out of Your House

You return home after a two-month-long vacation only to find strangers squatting in your house. The problem is that these people have lived in your home since the time you left and even receive mail there. To regain possession of your property, you have few options, each usually taking time to process. Now the battle […]

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Posted on:
June 11th, 2018

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Real Estate Law

Is It Worth Fighting an Illegal Eviction in Court?

After receiving an eviction notice, some people wonder if it is worth fighting in court. The answer depends on several things, including the dollar amount involved, the reason for the eviction, the date you would have to leave, and whether the eviction was illegal. If you find yourself in this situation and want to do […]

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January 16th, 2018

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Real Estate Law

Home Defects: Do I Have the Right to Sue and If So, Whom Do I Target?

Even with a great Realtor, there is a lot that goes into buying a home. For a newly constructed home, there is little to worry about regarding defects since it remains under warranty. However, for an existing home, the seller has the responsibility of disclosing major defects, otherwise referred to as material defects. A “material […]

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Posted on:
September 7th, 2017

Category:
Real Estate Law