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6 Simple Upgrades Before Selling

Many who plan to sell their home or commercial property are loath to invest much money in sprucing up space. However, the New York Times recently published an article suggesting a variety of simple changes to make a space more aesthetically pleasing and/or habitable without breaking the bank. These tips are cosmetic in nature, but can make a difference if you plan to have your property stand out and potentially net a higher price.

Property owner wins appeal in blight designation

The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that a property in Glendale was blighted. The six-acre parcel in suburban Denver was initially seized to be part of efforts to create an entertainment district. The initial ruling by the city was issued at May of 2013 hearing.

American families still struggling to make ends meet

The state of the economy is a concern for most Americans, particularly if they are worried about their financial future. The good news is that unemployment has dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000. The bad news is that, despite the thin labor pool, the jobs just aren't paying enough.

Bastrop County Official Liable For Real Estate Fraud

A Bastrop County jury levied Justice of the Peace Donna Thomson with a $1 million judgment in a case involving real estate fraud and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. According to a recent article in the Austin American Statesman, Thomson deceived Raul Vasquez to encourage him to buy her house on Bastrop’s 200 block of Lamaloa Lane.

Why an attorney can be critical to the purchase of a home

It's not every day that you put down hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a purchase, so it is understandable that many people are quite nervous when buying a home. The purchase of a house is one of the most important transactions you will make, and such a purchase can go wrong in a multitude of ways. Because of this, you will sign reams of legal documents during the home buying process.

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