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New owners seek legal help over problem home

Jan 16 2015 | 2:50 pm - Q. My wife and I purchased our first home about two months ago. Since the day we took possession, we have had nothing but problems. It seems like almost every day brings a new adventure.

Attorney’s fees should be factored into neighbor dispute

Dec 26 2014 | 10:37 am - Q. I have lived in my home for about 28 years. There is a berm that runs along the side of my property. I have always thought the berm was on my property.

Vending machine leases survive new ownership

Dec 05 2014 | 4:01 pm - Q. I bought an apartment building a couple months ago. There were a number of vending machines in the common area. The seller told me I could get rid of them if I wanted to by calling the owner.

Safeguards are in place when purchasing new construction

Oct 30 2014 | 4:39 pm - Q. We are purchasing our first home, which is a new house being built by a local builder. We are not using an attorney. We are close to the closing and we see many things that still need to be finished.

Protect yourself from liens by requiring waivers

Oct 16 2014 | 5:58 pm - Q. We have hired someone to build a three-season room. I have a friend who did this and he ended up with a couple mechanics liens recorded against his property and a messy legal battle. What is the best way I can protect myself from having this...

Appealing an assessed valuation requires written objection

Oct 03 2014 | 4:03 pm - Attorney Tom Resnick answers readers' questions about real estate law.

Ex-wife can’t sell home without former husband’s signature

Aug 29 2014 | 8:23 pm - Q. I got divorced about 15 years ago. My divorce agreement states my ex-husband is to receive 35 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the house we owned. I have been making all the payments on the house but as far as I know, he is still on...

Buying a foreclosure from the bank requires caution

Aug 08 2014 | 10:40 am - Q. We have been looking at bank-owned properties to purchase our first home. We have had some people tell us not to buy these types of properties because the banks are not fair when dealing with buyers and take advantage of buyers. Is this true?

Issues arise when sellers possess home after closing

Jul 24 2014 | 4:52 pm - Q. Someone told me we might be able to negotiate staying in our house for some time after the closing. Is this possible? What issues must we consider when discussing this with our prospective purchasers?

Dispute likely can be cleared up through bank records

Jun 13 2014 | 2:17 pm - Q. A former tenant claims he paid $1,200 security deposit. Our recollection is he paid $900 that was returned when he moved out. The tenant's attorney is threatening to sue.

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