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Q: How Can I Protect My Home from Creditors?

A: Check with your state. It may provide special protection through the filing of a homestead exemption, which exempts some or all of the value of your equity in the homestead – the home that you live in and the ...

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Cooperative. Land and building owned or leased by a corporation which in turn leases space to its shareholders, who are also part owners of the building and have a proprietary lease. In lieu of rent, t...

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How to Form a Neighborhood Watch

Many areas throughout the country experience an increase in crime rates during the warmer months, including Chicago. One important measure to help keep neighborhoods and families safe is to establish a neighborhood wat...

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Running on Empty: How Far Can You Really Go?

(BPT)—Whether intentional or purely circumstantial, it’s likely that most experienced drivers have seen the low-fuel light illuminate their vehicle’s dashboard at least once. For some drivers, the fuel light is a source of anxiety as ...

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Q: If faced with foreclosure, what are my options?

A: Talk with your lender immediately. The lender may be able to arrange a repayment plan or the temporary reduction or suspension of your payment, particularly if your income has dropped substantially or expenses have ...

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Conveyance. Document used to transfer title. A deed is a conveyance.

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Easy Ways to Create a Home Sweet Vacation Rental Home

(BPT)—After a bitter winter, summer is finally within sight and many Americans are getting into full vacation planning mode. If you’re planning a family getaway or a trip with a large group of friends, it’s a great opportunity to expl...

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Feeling Stressed? The Best Foods to Eat

In today’s busy world, with most of us juggling work, family, and a host of other responsibilities, it comes as no surprise that we feel stressed—and the tendency for some of us is to seek relief in a bag of chips or an ice cream sundae. Story

Q: How Bad Is a Previous Foreclosure on Credit?

A: Unfortunately, it is a pretty bad blemish. A property foreclosure is one of the most damaging events in a borrower's credit record. In terms of the effect on your credit history, a deed in lieu of foreclosure&md...

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Convey. To transfer property from one person to another.

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