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Tax Tidbits

In 2010, Congress passed an estate tax law that covered the years 2011 and 2012. The law sunsets on December 31, 2012, and we will return to the 2001 – 2002 estate tax limitations and rates, which included a $1,000,000 unified gift and estate tax exclusion and the estate tax …

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Texas Homestead Exemptions

There are two distinct types of homestead exemptions that one thinks of in Texas. One relates to a reduction in taxes on property that the owner uses as a primary residence. The other relates to protection from forced sale by certain types of creditors. Read more.

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A 2012 Real Estate Olio

Looking back over previous articles I have written for this column, I see that my first article in 2011 was entitled Odds and Ends to Begin the New Year. It seems I will keep the same theme for 2012; there are several brief topics I want to discuss. Read more.

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Foreclosure of Home Equity and Other Types of Liens

This article will discuss the Texas foreclosure process as it relates to home equity liens, tax liens and homeowner’s association liens. For those of you who read my previous article, The Texas Foreclosure Process, you may remember that generally, Texas foreclosures are non-judicial foreclosures. Read more.

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