ABA Guide to Home Ownership
There's more to owning a home than saving up for a down payment. Just as a house has a frame to support the walls and keep the roof overhead, it also has a legal framework of rights and duties that can keep your dream of property ownership from crashing in on your head. This book is designed to help you understand that legal framework and answer some questions you might have. It can also help you avoid legal problems and work through problems that might arise.
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Ch. 1: Home Ownership: A Guide to What Your Deed Really Means
Ch. 2: Sharing Ownership: Condos, Co-ops, and Other Common Interest Communities
Ch. 3: Defending Your Title What Title Insurance Will Do For Your - and What It Won’t
Ch. 4: Fire! Thief! Asbestos!: Protecting Your Home and Your Health
Ch. 5: Floor Wax and Dog Attacks: A Home Owner’s Guide to Avoiding Liability
Ch. 6: Remodeling?: How to Avoid Getting Nailed
Ch. 7: Love Your Neighbor? How to Keep Petty Annoyances from Turning into Major Headaches
Ch. 8: Money, Money, Money!: The Financial Side of Home Ownership
Ch. 9: Death and Taxes How Home Ownership Affects Your Tax Bill
Ch. 10: Getting Older Special Concerns of Aging Home Owners