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Water Damage -- When a Property Owner Is Liable to a Neighbor
 
The issue of a property owner's liability for water damage is largely a matter of state law. However, a property owner is not liable for things he or she cannot control.More...
 
Transfers or Assigments of Mortgages
 
In the real estate finance industry, it is not uncommon for a mortgage loan to be sold one or more times during the life of the loan. When a mortgage lender transfers or assigns its interest in a mortgage loan to another party, some type of written document must be filed to put others on notice of the transfer.More...
 
Estimating the Costs of Interstate Moving Expenses -- The Non-Binding Estimate
 
Federal law regulates the business of carriers who transport household goods from one state to another. Federal laws and the regulations adopted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) come into play to advise customers of their rights, including the right to have a mover provide a written estimate of the cost of the move. The estimate may be either binding or nonbinding. With each kind of estimate, certain rules apply.More...
 
The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act
 
Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). The law can be found at 26 U.S.C.S. §1445.More...
 
The Community Reinvestment Act
 
Prior to the enactment of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), many depository institutions excluded low-income neighborhoods and persons of color from taking advantage of the institutions' lending services.More...
 
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