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Posted April 9, 2012 in by

What Should You Do if You’re Renting from a Slumlord?

One in three Americans rents their homes, and if your landlord is starting to seem like a slumlord, it may be tempting to withhold rent until your complaints are addressed. But two wrongs don’t make a right, real estate attorneys say. Here’s how you should address the problem without causing legal problems of your own. Find Out More…

  

Prediction: Spike in Foreclosures Coming

The number of foreclosures in 2012 will increase sharply, experts say. This is just one of the foreclosure-related headlines you can expect in the coming year. Other predictions: Real estate prices will continue to drop and the Occupy Wall Street will begin occupying foreclosed homes. Find Out More…

  

Does the Robo-Signing Settlement Go Far Enough?

Several of the country’s largest financial institutions may agree to a settlement that could provide compensation to as many as a million homeowners for improper foreclosure proceedings. The proposal comes more than a year after the so-called robo-signing scandal, where banks allowed foreclosures without thoroughly reviewing documentation. Find Out More… 

  

Buying a House in a Short Sale

Homeowners whose properties are worth less than the value of their mortgage will often attempt to sell their home through what’s known as a “short sale.” You may get a terrific deal when you buy a short-sale property, but it also presents its own set of challenges. Find Out More… 

  

Talk to a Real Estate Lawyer—For Free!

Join Lawyers.com and attorney Roger T. Dunaway on Monday, April 9, at 2 pm ET for a free online Q&A discussing real estate law and landlord-tenant issues. Whether you’re picking your way through the complicated process of buying or selling property, or concerned about whether the lease you’re about to sign really protects your interests, Mr. Dunaway will be available to answer your questions. Find Out More… 

  

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