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Posted September 6, 2012 in by | Your Home & The Law

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Selling Your ‘Under Water’ Home Through a Short Sale

If you bought and financed your home at a time when the real estate market was booming, there might come a time when you realize your home is worth less than what you owe to your lender. When property values drop, homeowners can find themselves “under water.” If you’ve found a buyer for your home, you may be able to convince your lender to forgive part of your mortgage.

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Things to Know When Hiring Movers

Relocating to a new home can be exciting. The moving process itself, however, can be incredibly stressful. On top of the chaos, there’s always the concern that the movers won’t arrive when scheduled. Your property may be lost or damaged. It may not arrive on time. When this happens, you have legal rights. If necessary, you can sue your moving company.

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Preparing to Meet With a Real Estate Attorney

Before your first meeting with a real estate attorney, you’ll want to do some homework. Preparing for this meeting can get your relationship off to a good start and save you money in the long run.

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Talk to a Property Insurance Lawyer—For Free!

Join and attorney Alan Garfinkel on Tuesday, September 18, at 2 P.M. ET for a free online Q&A about property insurance and your homeowner’s policy. Mr. Garfinkel will be available to answer your questions.

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Replacing Personal Documents Lost in a Disaster

If your home is damaged or destroyed in a disaster, you may have to replace some of life’s many essential documents, including your driver’s license, Social Security card and birth certificate. has compiled a list of resources to help you get started.

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