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- CPA Real Estate Loss
There are laws in place to protect investors from unscrupulous brokers at companies looking to take their money and make high commissions with little promise of return; those laws work very well, for the most part, to protect investors from securities fraud or investment fraud. Be that as it may, because of a changing landscape, unscrupulous investment brokers and companies may still sell risky investments to investors with the promise that they are "safe" and "low risk."
- Ameriprise Real Estate Investment Trust Fraud
Although touted as safe and low risk investments, Ameriprise real estate investment trust funds have been anything but that – even though brokers have insisted to unwitting investors that they are. It's been alleged that Ameriprise Financial recommended these funds to investors, resulting in significant loss to those investors.
- Before You Buy or Sell, Check Indoor Air Quality
Mold, Radon and other contributing factors to indoor air quality can significantly alter the value of a property and how well it sells. It can even constitute a claim or lawsuit.
- Use of Easements
Winter Park Home Magazine Issue 3 2013
- Wischmeyer Professional Service Access Plans
The world of law, tax and real estate continue to become more and more complex. Costs can be a strong deterrent to a person seeking professional advice. Wischmeyer Professional Services Access Plan allows employers to provide valuable resources to their employees at minimal cost and can even benefit themselves. Access to free consultations with an attorney, accountant or real estate agent with discounts if services are needed for professional resources and services.
- As the FED Buys $40 Billion Worth of Mortgages a Month, Homeowners Need to Pay Attention
by Oaktree Law
Will the FED's actions affect you?
- I Owe More than My House is Worth and Waiting on the Bank to Threaten Foreclosure --- What Can a Homeowner Do?
The United States is going through one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Bankruptcy filings have increased, unemployment is high and home values have decreased exponentially since 2007 highs. Many home owners are finding they have a lot of debt, a house that is not worth what they owe, no ability to refinance and no ability to sell a home because they owe more than it is worth.
- Government Agency Established to Curb Large Banks from Committing Fraud Is Now Targeting Homeowners
by Oaktree Law
Learn how a federal agency, made to protect homeowners, has now turned on them.
- Contractor-Friendly PA Mechanics' Lien Change
A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision may have very well changed the PA Mechanics’ Lien Law dealing with repayment priority, to the benefit of the contractor, when a construction project takes a wrong turn. A mechanic's lien is a security interest that is placed on the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve that property. 49 P.S. § 1101 et seq.
- Robo-signing and its Connection to Fraudulent Foreclosures
In the last few years, huge robo-signing scandals have been unearthed, causing thousands of foreclosures to be halted and investigations to be launched where investigators scrutinized foreclosure documents. Robo-signers were found to range from managers to temporary employees who had no understanding of what they were doing or the laws they were violating.