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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney When Buying a Home

September 20, 2018

If you have decided to finally enter the real estate market and purchase your first home you will want to have a real estate attorney by your side. There is so much that can go wrong with the purchase of a home, that you will want someone who can answer your questions, handle contract negotiations, […]

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Financial Considerations to Make When Buying Your First Home

August 5, 2018

Buying your first home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. For many people, it is the biggest purchase they ever make. When you are preparing to make a purchase of this magnitude, it is critical that you carefully consider all the financial issues that coincide with the purchase. Your real estate […]

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New Landlord? These Items Need to be in Your Lease

July 3, 2018

As a landlord, there are a lot of legal considerations you need to make. You need to abide by state laws and the Fair Housing Act. You also need to protect your own rights and interests. Striking a balance between your rights and your tenants’ rights is a complex issue in real estate law. When […]

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How Should I Advertise My House or Apartment for Rent?

March 26, 2018

If you currently own a rental property or you plan to buy a property and rent out all or part of it, it is critical that you understand the laws that apply to advertising your unit and screening prospective tenants. It can be quite easy to inadvertently create a discriminatory advertisement for your unit, which […]

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Moving to a New Area? Why You Should Rent There First

December 14, 2017

When life brings you to a new city or state, it can be tempting to buy a home and put down roots right away, especially if you have children. Even if you foresee yourself being in the new area for the long haul, it is smart to hold back and rent for the first year. […]

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Do I Qualify for a 203k Streamline Loan?

December 4, 2017

For most people, a home is the largest investment of their lives. For many, buying a foreclosed home or one in need of significant repair is a way to save money on this monumental purchase. To save even more money, the buyer can purchase the house with an FHA 203k loan, a loan that can […]

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Should I Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?

October 6, 2017

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Many people regard reverse mortgages as a universally harmful product, but this simply is not true. There are scenarios in which taking out this type of loan is in the homeowner’s best interest. Even in these scenarios, it is important that the homeowner takes the […]

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How Can I Avoid Facing Foreclosure on My Home?

June 1, 2017

When a homeowner cannot make his or her mortgage payments, the lender may begin the foreclosure process. This is the process through which the lender takes possession of the property. It can be a long, stressful process for all parties involved, including the lender. Homeowners can avoid foreclosure through a few different strategies. If you […]

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When Can I Back Out of a Purchase Contract for a Home?

December 28, 2016

When you make an offer on a home for sale, the seller has the option to accept your offer, reject it, or propose a counteroffer, which may be a different price or include contingencies. Once you and the seller agree to a price and a set of contingencies for the sale, you sign a legally […]

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I am Behind on My Mortgage Payments: How Can I Keep My House?

February 18, 2016

If you have been notified by your mortgage lender that you are behind on your payments or that it has begun the foreclosure process, you are probably worried that you could lose your home. Losing your home could mean losing a significant investment as well as putting yourself and your family at risk of becoming […]

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