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By Robin Friedman on April 24, 2015

At HoganWillig, we work hard to help our clients keep their homes in the face of a foreclosure.  However, there are times when it does not make financial sense to continue sinking money into an “underwater” home.

By Robin Friedman on March 26, 2015

Suppose you can’t  pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth.  You’re in a real jam.

By Robin Friedman on March 19, 2015

From a legal standpoint, when equipment, decorations, or appliances become affixed or fastened to the real estate, it becomes a fixture and is supposed to be transferred as part of the sale, unless there is an agreement providing otherwise. What are some of the factors determining whether something is a fixture?

November 14, 2014

In the exhaustive division of assets that occurs in most divorces, the issue of the family home inevitably comes up. What should be done with it? Who should keep it? Can that individual afford to keep it? Answers to these questions and more should be considered before making any decisions.

August 10, 2014

In an era where getting the latest and greatest technology is of utmost importance, we must be conscientious to step back and analyze the implications of living life in such a way.

August 7, 2014

Should I refinance my mortgage? This is a question many people ask. Luckily, there are a number of reasons why refinancing may be a smart financial move.

July 21, 2014

It’s summertime and the real estate market is in full swing. Are you getting the moving bug? When it’s time to make the big move, will you be ready? Read these 10 Summer Moving Tips to make sure you’re prepared.

June 7, 2014

Speaking from a recent graduate’s point of view, getting approved for a loan at my age, on your own is a tough venture. Many companies offer lower interest rates and better loan terms with a co-signer.

By Kevin Mahoney on May 24, 2014

Spring is finally here! If you are selling your house without the aid of a real estate agent, here is some information you need to know. One of the most important things you will need to do is create a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) contract for you and the buyer. This document will explain the terms and conditions of the sale, as well as the obligations of each party. Here are a few things the contract must contain:

By Natalie Cappellazzo on April 16, 2014

The number of VA-guaranteed loans reached a record high in the year 2013, with no signs of slowing down.  The steady increase represents an upward trajectory since the collapse of the housing market.  The Department of Veterans Affairs guaranteed approximately 630,000 mortgage loans in fiscal year 2013, about half of which were borrowed with the purpose of refinancing.

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