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- Sellers' Rules of Disclosure in CA Real Estate Sales
This guide is a summary of the pertinent information that California homeowners and their agents are required by law to disclose to buyers.
- Georgia Water Law
Water rights in Georgia vary according to the amount of water withdrawn from the water source, whether it is a surface water source (river, stream, reservoir) or a groundwater source (aquifer).
- Appealing a Property Tax Assessment in Georgia
How to appeal a property tax assessment in Georgia.
- Real Estate Foreclosure in Palm Springs
What is foreclosure? - To foreclose on property is for a creditor to assert a claim of right, given by the owner of property to a creditor, to transfer interest in property to the creditor in the event the present owner (borrower) fails to pay an obligation, usually created by a loan agreement or promissory note. In short, in most cases, it is when a lender takes property from its owner and sells it in order to satisfy an unpaid debt.
- Unmarried and in a Relationship: Protecting Your Rights with a Cohabitation Agreement in Massachusetts
Massachusetts does not recognize any rights for a couple that cohabit. This means that if your in an unmarried relationship and it fails, you do not have the right to palimony, separate support, alimony, property division or claim for loss of consortium. On top of this, the Commonwealth does not recognize “common law marriage”.
- Know Your Rights Under the Home Equity Theft Prevention Act ("HETPA")
The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act ("HETPA") became effective on February 1, 2007 and now governs certain sales of homes in foreclosure or default. If you are planning to sell a home in foreclosure or default, you should be aware of your rights under the Act, and know what to expect from a legitimate buyer. The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act was passed in response to recent scams which targeted homeowners in financial distress (often elderly or unsophisticated homeowners).
- The Situation with Clive Bundy in Nevada Shows the True Cost of Government Regulations
To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement.
- Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
A common law system (one where previous court opinions define the meaning of the law) can be very useful. It can also result in some rather bizarre arguments being taken seriously, and even garnering the support of some members of the Supreme Court. Case in point: the plaintiffs position in Schuette v BAMN which the Supreme Court decided this week.
- Closing Problems & Pitfalls
Occasionally unexpected issues arise that delay, or even stop, a real estate closing. There are also situations in which a Purchaser obtains title to property, and after closing learns that the property is subject to significant problems that would have been disclosed by the advice of an attorney or the review of a survey. Here are four recent examples:
- How Arbitrary and Nasty the Power of Eminent Domain Can Be
Seizure of the Barries' Colorado dream cabin shows how arbitrary and nasty the power of eminent domain can be.