CO DETECTOR LAWS

New CT Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Laws – October 2023

A Guide for Realtors and Sellers Last year we wrote an article about changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide affidavit that State law requires sellers of residential real property to provide to their buyers at closing. For Connecticut residential real estate closings occurring after October 1, 2023, there is yet another significant change to…

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healthy aging

Healthy Aging Month Tips

Healthy aging is a multifaceted and dynamic process that encompasses various physical, mental, and social aspects, allowing individuals to maintain their well-being and quality of life as they grow older. It involves making conscious choices and adopting positive habits that promote longevity and vitality. In an era where life expectancy continues to rise, understanding and…

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aretha franklin will

The Aretha Franklin Estate Dispute

P – R – I – V – A – C – Y The legal case for the Estate of Aretha Franklin ended yesterday with a finding that her hand-written 2014 Will that was found under a couch cushion is her valid Will. According to her long-time attorney, Aretha Franklin was too private to rely…

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Who Has The Legal Power To Make Decisions For You

Who Has The Legal Power To Make Decisions For You?

Who’s Making The Decisions Around Here??? Let’s start at the very beginning. When a baby is born, the child’s parents make decisions for her. And as she ages into a toddler, child, and teenager, the parents have full legal authority. When the child turns 18, the parents DO NOT have the authority to make decisions.…

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as is property and inspection contingency

Understanding The Inspection Contingency for As-Is Properties

What’s As-Is Got To Do With It? In this seller’s real estate market, you may be seeing more real estate listings that include the phrase “as-is”. Typically, when a property is listed “as-is,” it implies that the seller does not want to invest time or money into addressing any problems with the property. What is…

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veteran benefits eligibility

Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits Eligibility Guide

It has been nearly five years since the VA rules for Aid & Attendance benefits changed drastically. Among other things, the new rule imposed a 3-year look back for transfers of assets, including gifts to persons, trusts or purchases of annuities, deny claims for up to 10 years due to transfer and exempt the value…

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