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  • What is a Post Possession Agreement and Should I Use One?

    In the world of residential real estate, its not uncommon for a seller to ask a buyer to retain possession of the premises being transferred for a certain period of time following the closing. Although you might ask why a buyer would even consider such a request, sellers typicall...

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  • Inheritance Rights of Afterborn or Pretermitted Heirs?

    Is this a tragic scenario? Probably not, but it certainly represents what is an entirely avoidable estate planning consequence. Heres the dilemma, and Ill pose it to you in the form of a hypothetical. Assume after having your first child, you do the smart, responsible thing you ...

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  • What is PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) and Will I Be Responsible For Paying It?

    The prospect of buying a new home, especially for a first time buyer, can oft times seem daunting. This is reality for any number of reasons, not the least of which includes the buyer undertaking a potentially significant financial commitment. For the un-indoctrinated, this new r...

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  • Selecting A Guardian: The Basics of What You Need To Know

    Talk about a difficult conversation to have. Can you imagine a young couple contemplating of their own volition mind you a future for their child in which those same parents dont play a central role? Almost as much as parents pray that their children will outlive them, parents ...

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  • Estate Planning for a Problem Child

    Parents have high expectations for their children. They hope that their children will grow into mature, well-balanced individuals that are independently minded and can take care of themselves. They hope that their children will navigate away from the temptations and pitfalls that...

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  • What is Title Insurance?

    As youre getting ready to close on your new home, its always a good thing to know what youre looking at in terms of closing costs. For those of you whove already done your homework and have some idea of what to expect, it will come as no surprise that one of the largest component...

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  • Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

    Maybe its just me, but it seems as though lately there has been a steady increase in the number of advertisements pushing the benefits of so called reverse mortgages. In an age where homeownership seems daunting enough, many are wondering what this mortgage product is and whether...

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  • Can You Get Rid of Your Roommate (Legally)?

    Have you ever been the victim of a roommate from hell? For those of us who have suffered through one, those relationships almost always start off well enough. At some point, however, something goes horribly awry, and the situation becomes so bad that you would do anything to get ...

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  • What Happens to Your Debts When You Die?

    The answer might seem obvious, but to many people the question of who is responsible for your or a family members debts at the time of death may not be so straight forward. Whether a sign of the times or simply a response to other factors, this has become one of the more popular ...

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  • The Problem with Roommates and Why You Might Need a Roommate Agreement

    Under most circumstances, co-tenants assume joint and several liability for one another’s actions. In the simplest of terms, this means that an innocent tenant can be made to suffer the consequences of another tenant’s misdeeds.

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