The phrase “ancient mortgages” evokes images of old record books with hidden secrets stored in a forgotten sub-basement of a bank or government building. In actuality, ancient mortgages most often lurk in digital databases and only rarely surface, most notably when someone wants to sell their property that was thought of as paid off years ago.
The world of real estate can be lucrative, but is also fraught with legal complications that can drain your wallet. Even a minor dispute can be long, tedious and expensive. Sometimes, these disputes arise from issues with a project’s contractor.
Many would-be entrepreneurs underestimate just how complex real estate investment can be. They believe that they can simply purchase a low-priced house, gussy it up and sell it at a profit. The process of becoming a successful real estate entrepreneur is actually very complicated—and very risky.
Buying or selling a home is one of the largest transactions the average citizen will undertake during his or her lifetime. Given the amount of money at stake, both the buyer and the seller should understand the condition of the property that is being purchased and sold. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law was designed to give buyers a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the property while discouraging sellers from hiding any known flaws or problems.
Imagine that upon opening a white envelope and reading its contents your life would change forever. No, it is not the results of a medical test or acceptance to college, this document tells you who you are. For over 2,000 adoptees born in Pennsylvania, this was indeed what happened when they received a copy of their original birth certificate. Under a new law that took effect in late 2017 adoptees who are over age 18 can apply for their birth records for the first time in 33 years.
In the first stage of cities making a pitch to be the site for Amazon’s second headquarters campus, there were 238 applicants.