Real Property

New Hawaii Law to Help Protect Assets of Married Couples – NC Law is Not Quite as Helpful

Posted on: May 31st, 2012
Hawaii is on the verge of a step forward in the field of asset protection, with pending legislation awaiting the Governor’s signature that, if signed, would extend the shield of creditor protection available to married couples. ...

Reverse Mortgages – the Impact on Older Homeowners

Posted on: March 1st, 2011
From a recent AARP report: reverse mortgages offer older homeowners a way to tap home equity to meet financial needs in retirement. However, the collapse of the mortgage market in 2008–2009 has led to major changes that impact consumer choices. ...

Long-Term Care Planning: Is a Reverse Mortgage your best option?

Posted on: August 31st, 2010
Recently, I heard a story about a family who used a reverse mortgage. The mother has Alzheimer’s but is in great physical health. The father was in good health and was caring for the mother. ...

SECU Strikes Back on Living Trusts and Real Estate

Posted on: March 5th, 2009
I recently blogged about my disagreement with the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union’s policy on mortgages when the property was previously held in the owner’s living trust. ...

Title Insurance for Real Estate in Living Trusts

Posted on: February 19th, 2009
My standard advice for clients who are transferring real property to their revocable living trusts is to check with their title insurance company to make sure they will still be covered....

SECU has Ridiculous Policy on Living Trusts

Posted on: February 15th, 2009
I have long known that the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union (SECU) refuses to refinance any residence owned by a revocable living trust. ...
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