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Do You Need a Residential Real Esta...

Congratulations! You've found the home of your dreams. You might think it's unnecessary to hire a lawyer to sit with you at the closing table when you buy a h.... Read more

Do You Need a Residential Real Esta...

You aren't required to use a residential real estate broker when buying, selling, or leasing a home. The decision to use a broker is a personal one that usual.... Read more

Residential Real Estate Terminology...

From purchase to clearing title, real estate terms range from colorful to confusing. Sometimes, there is more than one term for the same thing, which further .... Read more

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Must I Rent to a Sex Offender?

Our society is terrified of sex offenders, and has enacted many laws including requiring registration and restricting where they can be and live. In fact, there are many more laws restricting sex offe... Read more

New Rules for Reverse Mortgages

For many retired homeowners, a reverse mortgage sounds like a good idea. Today’s retirees are less likely to have a pension or enough money saved for retirement. A reverse mortgage can turn your home ... Read more

Can I Smoke in My Own Apartment?

It is getting harder and harder to find a place to smoke cigarettes. Smoking is not allowed in many workplaces; in many retail establishments like stores, restaurants and bars; and in many public plac... Read more

Can My Landlord Shut Off My Utilities

In most situations, your landlord is not allowed to cut off your utilities. A landlord who wants you to leave can evict you under the terms of the lease or rental agreement, but cannot cut off your ut... Read more

New Rules Will Make Mortgages Safer

The residential foreclosure crisis has claimed nearly 4 million U.S. homes since 2008. At the start of 2013, it looks like the worst is over. The number of homes in the foreclosure process has reached... Read more

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