Apr 272015
 

Question: What is a homestead exemption, how much is it for and what does it do? My sister owns a detached single-family home in a common interest development and has a homestead exemption. She told me to do the same on my condominium. Can I put the exemption on my condo? If the association tries…
L.A. Times – Real Estate News

Apr 272015
 

In a legacy of the 2008 real estate crash, the number of abandoned homes stuck in the midst of foreclosure proceedings reached 3,525 in 2014, a 38% increase from the year before, a report from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found. “Years after …
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Apr 272015
 
Voice of the Consumer: Colorado insurance rates
Colorado Springs Gazette
If your car is expensive to repair or a favorite among thieves, insurance will be more expensive. And if your ZIP code is considered crime central, that is factored into the amount. As for saving on homeowners insurance, factor in how far away you live

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Apr 262015
 

MainStreet
Brace Yourself for Flood of Foreclosures When Boom-Era HELOCs Turn 10
MainStreet
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Millions of Americans will soon see monthly bills shoot up on home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) taken out during the housing boom, because HELOCs are going to start making homeowners pay both interest and principal, not …
Correction: Foreclosure Underwater storyThe Olympian

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Apr 252015
 
Bill seeks to trim rising tide of homeowner insurance litigation
Houston Chronicle
A surge in homeowners suing for bigger insurance settlements has the attention of Texas lawmakers. They're seeking to curb the trend, which the industry says could increase homeowners' rates, but critics argue that proposed legislation infringes on …

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