Real Estate

The Biden administration released its promised game plan to “protect renters and promote rental affordability.” The accompanying White House Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights sounds good but doesn’t have any actual force of law behind it, as the long legal disclaimer at the beginning makes clear. According to government figures, 44 million households
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That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. For many of us, swimming underneath ice for 216 feet or running a half marathon above the Artic Circle barefoot sounds quite deadly. For endurance athlete Wim Hof, cold therapy is a pathway to greater health. “Frequent exposure to cold is linked to a number of different
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Homes in Rocklin, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. A record number of homes are being delisted as sellers face a sharp drop in demand, according to real estate brokerage Redfin. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes dropped 1.5% in December from the previous month, according to
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Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the better off you are when it comes to getting a loan. FICO scores, the most popular scoring model, range from 300 to 850. A “good” score generally is above 670, a “very good” score is over 740 and anything above 800 is considered “exceptional.” Once you reach that 800
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Between Christmas and New Year’s Day of 2022, New York’s Governor signed legislation designed to correct an alleged potential for “abuse” of the foreclosure process by mortgage lenders. The context for that “abuse” is relatively exotic and unusual. It had nevertheless spawned a series of New York cases. The Legislature’s solution to the “abuse” creates
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Legal documents often seem to go out of their way to be complex and confusing. One tool in the complexity toolbox consists of numerical section cross-references, where the document refers to some other section of the document by number. Those cross-references distract the reader without helping to explain what’s actually going on in the document.
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In light of China’s reopening and easing of Covid rules, Hong Kong’s property market will be on a path to recovery in 2023, according to property consultancy Colliers Hong Kong.   The retail market in particular will reap the “best benefit,” Hannah Jeong, Colliers’ head of valuation and advisory services, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on
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Most real estate closings culminate in the issuance of title insurance. A title insurance policy confirms that the parties created whatever insured interests in real estate that they thought they created. The policy also tells the policyholder that no one has any claims to the insured real estate except as listed in the policy. Like
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