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The process of building your dream home is often a protracted one that people find frustrating because of all the potential delays and red tape involved, especially in certain neighborhoods. The more unique and creative various aspects of the design of your dream home are, the more complicated getting necessary permits and approvals can become. […]

Major construction projects, whether they involve remodeling an existing building or creating a completely new structure, often take some time to go from plan to reality. There are many stages in the development and planning process prior to construction and many potential delays that can occur during the process. However, when you hire a construction […]

You hire a company to build your dream home. The plans look great, and they show you a few other homes they’ve already done so that you can see what you should expect. It all seems very good at the beginning. At the same time, though, you’re wary. This is a massive investment. It’s a […]

When doing your estate planning, it’s important to consider the role of a healthcare power of attorney. This is different than simply leaving a directive to tell the doctors what type of medical care you want, although it is a related process. Rather than leaving instructions, your power of attorney chooses a person and gives […]

The internet plays a huge role in your everyday life. You can bank, shop and access reward points online. But how do your online assets fit into your estate plan? What if you want to leave Bitcoin, airline rewards or a half-typed novel to a loved one? These are all potentially valuable possessions. Despite the […]

Compared with other states, Florida has an unusually high population of retired people. The Sunshine State has become a destination for retirees thanks to the pleasant weather that can reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis conditions and other aging-related ailments in the many established communities and facilities that cater to retired adults. The high percentage of […]

In medieval times, the economy relied on apprenticeships to graduate craftsmen into the workforce. A master would agree to train an apprentice in exchange for low-wage labor for a few years to help the apprentice learn the trade. At the end of the period, the apprentice graduated and was considered a journeyman. To maintain control […]

Estate planning requires taking stock of all the assets you have and then adjusting the plan whenever you gain or lose significant assets. One thing to remember is that much of your wealth could be represented in your life insurance policy. Despite not actually having that money in hand at the time of the planning, […]

As the name implies, a trustee occupies a position of implicit trust. Someone has given the trustee authority over the financial and legal decisions for substantial assets, potentially including real estate and investment accounts or an entire personal estate. Sadly, not everyone who assumes the role of trustee will be able to live up to […]

Whether you are looking to buy your first home or hope to sell your starter home and upgrade now that you have a new family member on the way, you may have some special considerations that impact the viability of potential real estate transactions. Both buyers and sellers often include language in offers and listing […]

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