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Illinois Governor Declares 2013 'The Year of Home Ownership'

March 12, 2013: 

"By encouraging home ownership, we can create jobs and grow our economy," Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says.

Man Lands in Court After Laughing Too Loud in His Home

March 11, 2013: 

It's been no laughing matter for one New York City man who could face up to 30 days in jail after a neighbor complained to police about the man's loud laugh coming from inside his home.

Don't Write Off Mortgage Write-Offs

March 8, 2013: 

Here are just a few reasons why the mortgage insurance write off continues to be one of the most important political and economic initiatives in contention today.

More Wrongful Foreclosures Against Military Members?

March 7, 2013: 

The number of wrongful foreclosures against active-duty service members during the housing crisis was much more widespread than originally believed, a new report finds. 

Minn. Weighs Greater Radon Disclosure in Home Sales

February 28, 2013: 

Minnesota has some of the nation's highest indoor levels of radon, and state health officials are proposing that home buyers get greater warnings about the deadly gas.

Masloskie v Century 21: Fraud Lawsuit Reinstated

February 27, 2013: 

South Dakota court rules that buyer's claims against representative over information about utilities was not barred by the statute of limitations.

Legal Podcast: Deed-in-Lieu Transactions

February 19, 2013: 

NAR Legal Affairs and Government Affairs discuss a new risk facing real estate professionals: Representing a client in a deed-in-lieu transaction.

Real Estate to Gain Home Inspector Oversight in Miss.?

February 18, 2013: 

In Mississippi, a controversial bill is moving through the state legislature that would give the state's Real Estate Commission sole oversight over home inspectors.

Young v. Rose: Court Considers E-Signature Requirements

February 13, 2013: 

Arizona appellate court returns case to trial court to determine whether broker’s e-mails to her clients constituted an electronic signature.

Court Rejects Department of Energy's Gas-Log Fireplace Rules

February 12, 2013: 

A U.S. Court of Appeals has thrown out the rules adopted in 2011 by the Department of Energy to try to regulate gas-log fireplaces so that they use less energy.

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