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Posted September 20, 2012 in by | Your Home & The Law

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Squatters Refuse to Leave Colorado Family’s House

A family that has been frustrated in their months-long efforts to remove squatters from their home may finally win their fight. The couple left their Colorado home and moved to Indiana only to learn another family had moved into their vacated property. The occupiers used every legal argument they could find to avoid moving out.

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The Pros & Cons of ‘For Sale by Owner’

If money is tight, a homeowner may decide to sell a home without the assistance of a real estate agent. Such a sale is called a For Sale by Owner or FSBO. There are advantages and disadvantages of FSBOs. There are also additional considerations that sellers should know about before selling their homes by themselves.

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Flood Insurance: High Water Brings High Costs

Water is one of the most destructive forces of nature. Just a couple inches can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and belongings. Just think about how much damage a few feet of water can cause. Do you need flood insurance? Will you be able to get it if you need it? You may be surprised by the answers.

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Understanding the Responsibilities of Your Real Estate Broker

If you hire a real estate broker or agent to sell your property, you’ll be asked to sign a real estate brokerage contract or listing agreement. This contract sets out the terms of sale as well as the specific actions your broker will take in selling your property.


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Talk to a Real Estate Lawyer—For Free!

Join and attorney Roger T. Dunaway on Monday, September 24, at 2 P.M. 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.

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