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Pennsylvania's tax sale laws offer potential for investment

In general, real estate can be one of the best and most secure means of investing your money. In many regions, real estate prices continue to climb year after year. There will also always be demand for housing, so purchasing investment properties can be a means of making regular income for years or lump-sum profits if you fix them up and then re-list them for a higher price.

For some investors, buying homes directly from sellers or banks if the properties are in foreclosure is the fastest route to building a portfolio. However, it can be difficult to find financing if you are just starting out in the world of real estate investing, especially if the property in question isn't in a major city. Thankfully, county tax sales can offer an opportunity for investors to purchase properties or their tax bills for a potential profit.

#givingtuesday

If you don't know, today is "Giving Tuesday," part of a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. On Giving Tuesday (or any day), individuals and organizations can make charitable donations, gifts to a nonprofit organization, charity or private foundation. This time of year where we show our gratitude for our friends and family with gifts and celebrations is a perfect time to make a donation. In fact, this season is the busiest time for charitable giving with 31% of donations made in the month of December, according to Charity Navigator.

Planning your estate sooner can give you peace of mind

Many people put off planning their estate or creating a last will for years. You know that once you get married or buy a house that you ought to do it, but you keep finding excuses not to.

The truth is that it can feel nerve-wracking to consider your own death, but not doing it can leave you in a nervous sort of limbo. While we all hope for long, healthy lives, sometimes accident and sudden illnesses happen. What would happen to your family if you don't have a will?

Property and divorce in Pennsylvania

Imagine that after more than 20 years of marriage, you and your husband have decided to divorce. Now that your children are grown and living in homes of their own, you will not have to worry about a custody battle. However, during the course of your marriage, you and your husband acquired quite extensive assets. From investment real estate to a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds in addition to your retirement accounts, dividing your marital property may be a complex endeavor.

Part of preparing for a divorce is taking steps to protect your interests. If you do not have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place, it will be up to you and your husband to agree on a fair divorce settlement. However, if you are unable to come to an agreement, then a Pennsylvania divorce court will divide the marital property for you. An experienced Pennsylvania attorney can help you through the divorce process. Read further for more information on marital property laws in Pennsylvania.

How to negotiate the best possible lease agreement

Imagine this situation: You’re looking to rent space in a new shopping mall development. You know the location is perfect, but you aren’t sure that you’ll be able to make things work out with regard to your lease.

This is where it pays to know a thing or two about how to negotiate the best possible lease agreement.

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