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Posted 11 months ago in Foreclosure Real Estate by Josh Crank  
Foreclosed Homes Overrun by Vampires, Zombies

The foreclosure crisis has turned many American neighborhoods into ghost towns, but a new report adds an even more terrifying twist: nearly half of foreclosed homes are occupied by vampires. That’s what real estate publisher RealtyTrac is calling them, at least. According to their figures, 47 percent of foreclosed, bank-owned homes still have the previous occupants living in them. These “vampire foreclosures” are often hard to distinguish from their neighbors because the people living inside tend to maintain the properties …

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Posted 1 year ago in Landlord & Tenant by Janet Raasch  
Can Your Landlord Evict You for Smoking?

It is getting harder and harder to find a place to smoke cigarettes. Smoking is not allowed in many workplaces; in many retail establishments like stores, restaurants and bars; and in many public places. Sometimes, you just want to get into your own personal space, where you make the rules and you can smoke if you want to. After all, smoking by adults is legal private behavior. If you own your own home, you can smoke with impunity. If you …

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Posted 2 years ago in Landlord & Tenant Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Was New York Woman Evicted for Cancer?

A Manhattan resident has filed a federal lawsuit against her former landlord, claiming she was evicted from her apartment because she was a cancer survivor. Heatheran Kristopher, 43, says she is sleeping on friends’ couches after being forced out of the Upper East Side building she had lived in for three years. Shortly after she moved in in 2008 she started treatment for ovarian and colon cancer. Her rental troubles began in 2011 when Icon Management sold her building to …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Courtney Sherwood  
Wisconsin Ruling Won’t Help Most Renters

A recent Wisconsin court ruling could make it harder for some landlords to evict their tenants. But renters shouldn’t pop the champagne corks in celebration just yet, warns a lawyer familiar with the decision. A Dane County, Wisc., judge ruled that Wisconsin Management Co. did not have the right to kick Sean Burke and his family out of the storage units they were renting, because of a state law that says evictions must be filed by “a person entitled to …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Courtney Sherwood  
Occupy Protests Target Foreclosure Crisis

Tanya Dennis got her house back from foreclosure using a tactic that’s increasingly popular among Occupy Wall Street activists: she broke in. At their most effective, Occupiers are helping people who’ve been the victims of massive paperwork snafus, said Evan Rosen, a Florida attorney who said one of his clients regained her home thanks to the protest movement.  But Rosen cautions activists to follow the law themselves, even if they think that big banks are breaking it. While Dennis appears …

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