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By, Inc. [September 15th, 2023]
According to the Home Buyer's Information Center, most buyers purchase houses that cost between 1.5 - 2.5 times their annual income. However, in some areas, there may not be houses available in that range, so you may need to spend a bit more. Keep in mind that your monthly mortgage payment should not exceed approximately 28% - 29% of your gross monthly income. That's because your total debt payments (car, credit cards, plus the monthly mortgage, whatever) should not exceed 36% - 40% of your gross monthly income. After all, you have to eat. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 5th, 2019]
Property owners who damage a tree that appears not to be causing them any harm at all could have to pay for the damage. It's best and safest to work something out with your neighbor if at all possible. If danger exists from the tree, you might also contact city officials and get them to back you up. .... >> MORE

By, Inc. [January 22nd, 2018]
It's the American dream: to win $50 million in the lottery, have your own entourage of supermodels satisfying your every whim, and inviting everybody back to your fantastic Playboy Mansion-esque house for a barbecue. Or perhaps your American dream is to become a movie star, lounging around your Beverly Hills home while taking a quick break to thank the Academy. Well, we have news for you: buying your own house does not have to be a dream. Your house may not be a mansion, but follow our steps and you'll be on your way to legitimate home ownership. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 20th, 2018]
When you purchase our products you receive up-to-date, high quality forms approved and adopted for use in all relevant courts. You may also obtain information on filing and serving the documents when necessary. There's no waiting-our forms are available for instant downloading. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 20th, 2018]
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we have exactly the form you're searching for. From the creation of a lease to its termination-whether commercial or residential. Simply click on your State and select the appropriate form. When you purchase our products you receive up-to-date, high quality forms approved and adopted for use in all relevant courts. You may also obtain information on filing and serving the documents when necessary. There's no waiting-our forms are available for instant downloading. .... >> MORE

By, Inc. [July 27th, 2016]
How do you know if a house is good? Location, location, location (you knew that one was coming, didn't you). It's an old clich?©, but it still holds .... >> MORE

By Cora Jordan [January 27th, 2016]
It's 2 in the morning. You're lying in bed trying to sleep because you have a big meeting tomorrow morning. You feel a pounding sensation in your head. At first, you think it's a headache. But then you realize that it's the funky disco beat blasting from your next-door neighbor's stereo, reverberating through your bedroom and rattling your windows. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [November 21st, 2015]
Although renters' rights vary by region, many are pretty predictable. Here's a sample of rights likely to be addressed in your state's landlord-tenant law: The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to deny housing to a tenant on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, disability, family status, or national origin. Residential rental units should be habitable and in compliance with housing and health codes-meaning they should be structurally safe, sanitary, weatherproofed, and include adequate water, electricity, and heat. Many states limit the amount landlords can charge for security deposits. .... >> MORE

By [March 1st, 2015]
There are more than 500 neighborhood-mediation centers around the nation that specialize in resolving potentially bitter border wars. You may not be able to find an office in more rural areas, but they have popped up in nearly every metropolitan area in the U.S. in the last 15 years. "I can't think of a major city that doesn't have one," says Larry Ray, the executive director of the National Association for Community Mediation. While most people are still unaware of neighborhood mediation, it's becoming increasingly popular for two reasons: First, these centers generally resolve neighbor feuds free. Second, according to the ABA, neighbors are able to settle their differences with the help of a mediator 90% of the time. .... >> MORE

By Hollie Downes [November 21st, 2013]
Mortgages are loans used to purchase a residence. Many people cannot pay total amounts due for a home in cash, so lenders provide upfront funding and create personalized repayment schedules. Lenders consider consumer credit scores, assets and employment history when determining loan eligibility. Customers with weaker credit or inconsistent employment receive higher loan interest rates or possible application denial. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 15th, 2012]
Under the law of most states there is no right to break a lease for good cause. Often there is a provision for breaking a lease for individuals in active military service who are transferred permanently or temporarily for more than three months. Upon written notice, these tenants' liability under the lease is often limited to 30 days' rent. Anyone else who moves during a lease is liable for the rent until the end of the lease or the unit is re-rented, whichever comes first. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [July 6th, 2012]
Landlords must repair problems that make a rental unit unfit to live in, or "uninhabitable." Before renting a unit, a landlord must make the rental unit fit to live in, or "habitable." Additionally, while the unit is being rented, the landlord must do maintenance work and make repairs which are necessary to keep the unit livable. However, a landlord is not responsible for repairing damages which were caused by the tenant or the tenant's family, guests or pets. .... >> MORE

By State Council of China [October 17th, 2011]

By Ilyce R. Glink [August 24th, 2011]
If you're going to buy a home this year, take the time to do these five simple things. It's sure to smooth the home-buying road ahead. 1. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [August 24th, 2011]
Laws and Regulations Chinese Law City Planning Law of the People's Republic of China (Adopted .... >> MORE