Harvey S. Jacobs

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House Lawyer: Is title insurance necessary for buyers?

Lender’s policies only cover lenders, not owners, so buyers need protection for unforeseen problems.

Universal design making homes more usable for all

A recognition that homes must function for residents with varying physical and mental abilities.

A $6.6 million mistake

Failure to havethe proper license causes real estate broker to lose out on a big commission.

Selling investment property has major tax implications

Selling investment property has major tax implications

Using profit to prepay mortgage on principal residence can be affected by depreciation, capital gains.