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Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney

A real estate attorney is a licensed attorney who specializes in real estate transactions and disputes. A real estate lawyer will prepare or review documents leading up to closing day for a real estate deal on behalf of the buyer or seller. Depending on your state or city, real estate attorneys may be considered a necessary and standard player

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What Are Your Rights When It Comes to Nearby Construction

(8 days ago) Most state and city laws specify that residents have a right to quiet enjoyment of their home, which includes limits on excessive noise from nearby properties under construction. Here's what you should know about dealing with nearby construction, including your options for making it …

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How Much Should You Disclose When Selling Your House

(3 days ago) Real estate agents and attorneys can help ensure compliance with the disclosure requirements for your state. Most states have specific forms that must be used when making disclosures. Even if not legally required in your state, it's good practice for the seller’s real estate agent or attorney to use a form that clearly spells out all of the seller’s disclosures and is signed by both the

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What Your Real Estate Agent Can't Tell You Real Estate

(2 days ago) The law also applies to selling a home. For instance, a real estate agent cannot cater to homebuyers of a certain race or religion, even if the seller requests it.If the agent does, with or without the instruction of the seller, both parties are liable for fair housing violation, Relman says.

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Mother-in-Law Suites: Should You Add One to Your Home

(3 days ago) A mother-in-law suite is a private living space that is either attached or separated from a larger home but on the same property. As the name suggests, it can be used by the parents of the homeowner, allowing multiple generations to live on the same property while maintaining privacy and separate spaces.

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How to Win a Fight With Your Condo Association or HOA

(4 days ago) Homeowners associations are controlled by state law, and laws vary state-to-state, with separate laws for homeowners, co-op or condo associations. Plus, each association has its own set of government documents, known as for Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, or CC&Rs, as well as bylaws and rules.

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2020's Top Real Estate Agents and Realtors in St. Joseph

(7 days ago) U.S. News’ Find an Agent tool identifies your individual needs, maps your needs to an advanced real estate database, and then connects you with the most qualified real estate agents for you in St. Joseph. Your top real estate agent and RealtorⓇ recommendations are unbiased: Agents can't pay for placement and your matches are based solely on how the agents handled properties like yours in

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What You Should Consider When You Want to Win a House

(4 days ago) The amount you pay in property taxes for something you didn’t pay market value for may be a rude awakening. Connecticut, for example, has a property tax rate of 1.97 percent, according to WalletHub. If you win a house assessed at $800,000, you’ll owe $15,760 per year – that’s more than $1,300 per month – a sky-high payment for someone

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2020's Top Real Estate Agents and Realtors in Maysville

(6 days ago) See information about the housing market in Maysville, MO, including average home prices, neighborhood statistics and active real estate agents.

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2020's Top Real Estate Agents and Realtors in St. Joseph

(7 days ago) When it comes time to sell your home, you will want to know how much your home in St. Joseph is worth. U.S. News’ Home Value Estimator tool, powered by HomeLight, uses information from multiple sources to create a real-time home value estimate based on current market trends. When you request your home value estimate, you will also see real estate agents in San Francisco who have the best

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What You Should Know About Tenant Rights Real Estate

(1 days ago) Federal law protects against civil rights violations in housing. Many of your tenant rights are spelled out in state or local laws. You have a right to livable conditions. A landlord must follow safety guidelines. You have to pay your rent. The lease you sign doesn't supersede the law. You need to end your lease according to the law.

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What to Do When Your New Home Is a Lemon Real Estate

(1 days ago) Builders often include a one-year warranty with their work, and some states even require them by law. New York, for example, requires builders to guarantee that a new home will be free of material defects for six years. Plumbing, electrical and heating systems are covered for two years.

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The Guide to Earnest Money Real Estate US News

(7 days ago) California law, on the other hand, limits the amount of earnest money that can go to a seller should the deal fall through to 3% of the purchase price. There are some exceptions, Stuart says, but this law makes it so few earnest money deposits exceed 3% in the Golden State. [

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What to Do When You're a Homeowner Threatened With Eminent

(4 days ago) Opposing eminent domain is a hard-fought battle, but don't let fear or lack of understanding the law keep you from receiving your just compensation or arguing the intended use of the property fails to meet the needs of the public. To better protect your rights as a property owner, follow these guidelines to ensure you understand the process of

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What You Should Know About Tenant Rights in Pennsylvania

(7 days ago) While it establishes rights and responsibilities for both landlords and tenants, Pennsylvania law is considered to favor landlords, says Lori Molloy, attorney and executive director for North Penn Legal Services, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. "While there are some state and local protections for tenants (in addition to federal fair housing

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Does Your State Have Fair Eviction Laws

(2 days ago) Maine. Eviction Rate: 2.26 percent. Notice to Vacate: Seven days to pay rent; seven-day unconditional notice to quit; 30 days to end month-to-month lease. Maine’s state law dictates that the seven-day notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent can only …

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The Guide to Living in a Co-Op Real Estate US News

(1 days ago) Housing cooperatives are prohibited by federal law from discriminating against people based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability, which is outlined in the Fair Housing Act. Many states and cities further establish local laws against such discrimination, and may extend the protected classes to include

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How a New HUD Rule Changes Section 8 Housing Vouchers

(4 days ago) The District of Columbia, for example, has a law prohibiting landlords from discriminating based on income source – which includes housing vouchers. The goal of the rule is certainly to bring more housing voucher recipients to apartment communities that previously saw few, if any, living there, but Brown notes there's limited research on the

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6 Common Home Code Violations and Questions to Ask

(6 days ago) Most municipalities in the U.S. have adopted a set of building codes that establish standards for properties, aimed at ensuring the health, safety and general well-being of their occupants. The specificity of building codes ranges from requirements for ensuring a floor can bear an adequate load to the distance a toilet must be from the wall.

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Biden's First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit: How It Would Work

(7 days ago) The First-Time Homebuyer Act. Introduced in the House of Representatives in April by Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Jimmy Panetta, the First-Time Homebuyer Act would establish a refundable tax credit of 10% of a home's purchase price, up to $15,000 for the purchase of a home. To be eligible for the tax credit, the buyer must be a first-time

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What Makes Boulder the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in

(3 days ago) Clough sites the efforts of some residents to lift an aged housing law that restricts the number of unrelated people who can live in a dwelling together to three as an example of solving some of Boulder's larger issues. Known as the Bedrooms Are for People campaign, the effort advocates that a repeal of the existing law would make it easier for

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What You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment

(5 days ago) Statutes on subleasing vary from state to state and can give more power to either the landlord or tenant, depending on the language of the law. While some states like New York require the landlord's permission to sublet an apartment, Maryland and other states dictate a landlord must provide just cause for refusing a subtenant.

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What Tenants Can Expect From Trump’s Executive Order

(2 days ago) Trump’s executive order discusses a number of topics related to financial concerns of millions of Americans during the pandemic, from unemployment benefits to student loans. Protections for homeowners and renters concerned about being forced out of their homes for inability to make monthly payments are also a major topic.

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Pensacola, FL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(Just Now) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Fort Myers, FL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(1 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Living in Montgomery, AL U.S. News Best Places

(5 days ago) With affordable home prices, inexpensive taxes and a low cost of living, Montgomery is a great city to stretch a salary or a pension. Family homes here cost lower than the national average, and Alabama has some of the lowest property tax rates in the nation. But the low property taxes are balanced by a state income tax and a Montgomery sales tax.

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Lakeland, FL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(9 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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What Limits Can Your Landlord Put on Gun Possession

(2 days ago) In Virginia, the law specifically prohibits restrictions on lawful firearm possession for public housing only, unless the restriction follows a federal law or regulation. In states that don’t specify, Skojec says many public housing authorities will err on the side of reasonable regulation – establishing rules for common areas, but

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Mobile, AL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(7 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Madison, WI, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(Just Now) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4. Fayetteville, AR #5. Austin, TX; Full rankings list. Best Places to Retire #1.

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Seattle, WA, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(1 days ago) See how Seattle, WA, crime statistics and quality of safety compare to other similarly sized U.S. cities.

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Huntsville, AL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(1 days ago) See how Huntsville, AL, crime statistics and quality of safety compare to other similarly sized U.S. cities.

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Living in Kalamazoo, MI U.S. News Best Places

(5 days ago) The Kalamazoo metropolitan area is an attractive place to live for families, largely because of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship. The Kalamazoo Promise grants free college to Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates who have been in the school district four years or more. Eligible students receive money to attend a participating school of their choice.

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Port St. Lucie, FL, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News

(4 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Boulder, CO, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(9 days ago) See how Boulder, CO, crime statistics and quality of safety compare to other similarly sized U.S. cities.

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Spokane, WA, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(1 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Kalamazoo, MI, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(1 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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Pensacola, FL, Job Market U.S. News Best Places

(9 days ago) The military employs a large number of Pensacola residents. Active-duty military members are stationed at one of the region's bases, the most notable being the Naval Air Station Pensacola, which serves as a base for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel.

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Indianapolis, IN, Job Market U.S. News Best Places

(2 days ago) Indiana has a right-to-work law, which forbids contracts that would require workers to join a union or pay dues. Job Market Index. Index Score: 7.0 /10. How we calculate this. Indianapolis has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas. Average Annual Salary

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Living in Stockton, CA U.S. News Best Places

(6 days ago) Katie Shoneff. Home to a diverse community of more than 310,000 people, Stockton, California, offers access to everything from Japanese grocery stores to the first Sikh temple in the U.S. Stockton's relatively low cost of living compared with some other California metro areas draws many new residents, but it's not uncommon to spot a familiar

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Las Vegas, NV, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(9 days ago) See how Las Vegas, NV, crime statistics and quality of safety compare to other similarly sized U.S. cities.

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Portland, OR, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

(8 days ago) See how Portland, OR, crime statistics and quality of safety compare to other similarly sized U.S. cities.

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Pictures of Visalia, CA U.S. News Best Places

(2 days ago) Visalia, California. El Reventon in Porterville is one of Porterville’s most popular weekend spots where people go to dance the night away. – Alexis Espinoza. The CHMA Community Center in Porterville hosts an array of yearly events, from Dia de Los Muertos celebrations to annual senior Christmas luncheons. – …

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Killeen, TX, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

(6 days ago) Beach Ownership Depends on State Law. Real Estate What's the Max Home Price I Can Afford? Real Estate US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls for 3rd Week to Average 2.88%. See more articles. Real Estate Rankings Best Places to Live #1. Boulder, CO #2. Raleigh & Durham, NC #3. Huntsville, AL #4

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McAllen, TX, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best Places

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Winston-Salem, NC, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News

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Charleston, SC, Crime Statistics & Safety U.S. News Best

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2020's Top Real Estate Agents and Realtors in Savannah, MO

(5 days ago) When it comes time to sell your home, you will want to know how much your home in Savannah is worth. U.S. News’ Home Value Estimator tool, powered by HomeLight, uses information from multiple sources to create a real-time home value estimate based on current market trends. When you request your home value estimate, you will also see real estate agents in San Francisco who have the best

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