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It seemed like a good idea at the time—buying a share of a pristine condo in a beautiful location for a week every year at the fraction of the cost of purchasing the entire property. Unfortunately, people who buy timeshares might find the real estate isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the property can be a pain to sell once the buyer’s signature is on paper.
The University of Colorado in Boulder has revised its rules for carrying firearms on campus, after the state Supreme Court ruled the school cannot maintain a blanket ban on guns for students who have concealed carry permits. Under the new rules, guns will still not be allowed in the dormitories, with certain exceptions for family housing units.
After Hurricane Isaac roared through several southern states, Gulf Coast residents again are dealing with severe property damage, including wrecked houses and swamped vehicles. Fortunately, insurance policies should cover much of the damage from a natural disaster, as long as homeowners know their policies and act to protect their interests.
Join Lawyers.com and attorney Tom Pedreira on Monday, Oct. 8, 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. Pedreira will be available to answer your questions.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a water-conserving device installed in millions of toilets across the United States because the devices are at risk of exploding. If there’s one in your home’s toilet tank, you could be seriously injured if the device causes your toilet tank to blow.