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Dower Rights in Michigan abolished

Dower rights were the traditional rights a wife had to elect on her husband’s death, to claim for her life possession and use, a one-third interest in any real estate titled in her late husband’s name. As a result of such dower rights, a wife has been required to sign any deed, mortgage or other […]

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The ins and outs of HOAs

How do HOAs work? When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods. The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA board that is responsible for setting the rules […]

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