New Haven Legal Blog

Are We Finally Returning to a Normal Real Estate Market?

30
March
2014

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the real estate market in recent years has been tumultuous at best. Market downturns, foreclosure spikes, short-sale increases, builders unable to return to work, brief housing market boosts and declines, etc. It has been a rollercoaster of uncertainty, but there is good news on the horizon. The main […]

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Real Estate Transfer Turned Fraud Becomes 3 Years in Prison for Connecticut Man

23
March
2014

When it comes to the transfer of real estate, there are quite a few very specific laws and regulations, and as one Connecticut man recently found out, the punishments for violating those laws can be severe. According to sources, Daniel E. Carpenter, 59 year old resident of Simsbury, Connecticut, was recently sentenced to 3 years […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s $12 Million Estate Planning Mistake

16
March
2014

Earlier this month, the entertainment industry was stunned  by the news of the tragic and untimely passing of actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Famous for his on-screen acting roles, as well as  his successful theater and directing abilities, he will also be known by those close to him for one unfortunate, and avoidable, reason: his estate […]

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Foreclosures High in Connecticut for January

09
March
2014

News reports from all across the country have been figuratively filled with good economic news. The number of jobs is up, the stock markets are doing well, home builders are getting back to work, and unemployment seems to be dropping. Unfortunately, the numbers for Connecticut in January are less optimistic. According to a report released […]

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Estate Planning is For Everyone

02
March
2014

When many individuals hear the term ‘estate planning,’ their minds immediately go to the rich and powerful. To many, setting up an estate is just not something that the average person does. The truth, though, is that estate planning is always a good idea, even if the only real asset you have is a rollover […]

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