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  • Three Things To Know About 3 Day Cancellation Law For Door-To-Door Sales in Virginia
    Three Things To Know About 3 Day Cancellation Law For Door-To-Door Sales in Virginia

    Before you jump and accept those “limited time offers” it is important to know your rights under the federal “Cooling Off” rule and the Virginia Home Solicitation Sales Act so that you can protect ...

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  • How Long Do Creditors Have to Collect Debts in Virginia?
    How Long Do Creditors Have to Collect Debts in Virginia?

    Known as the statute of limitations, each state has specific statutes setting the time limits in which people can sue you. In Virginia, you may have an affirmative defense against paying a debt if a ...

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  • The MARS Rule and What Your Attorney Can Charge for Mortgage Relief Help
    The MARS Rule and What Your Attorney Can Charge for Mortgage Relief Help

    If you’re an attorney engaged in mortgage assistance relief services, you need to know about what you can charge your clients and when you have to decline representation. If you’re a homeowner looking ...

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  • Foreclosure Laws for Landlords and Tenants
    Foreclosure Laws for Landlords and Tenants

    In 2009, Congress passed the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. Before this legislation was enacted, tenants in homes under foreclosure faced displacement or immediate eviction, even though they ...

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  • Historical Mortgage Settlement With Largest Banks Leads to Mortgage Reform
    Historical Mortgage Settlement With Largest Banks Leads to Mortgage Reform

    In the 80s, our national economy suffered major economic losses, which led to major Wall Street Reform and new federal laws implemented by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You may remember ...

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  • Can Your Lender Sue You After Foreclosure?
    Can Your Lender Sue You After Foreclosure?

    As a lifelong Northern Virginian, I have seen the real estate market go up and then, way up. I have also seen it come down, way down. Unfortunately, for many Northern Virginian homeowners, the ...

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