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Trouble with Building Permits

For decades, no one involved in real estate transactions double-checked local building department files, unless a notice of violation had been issued. Everyone used to assume that when government officials allowed an owner to occupy a residence, everything was fine. All that has changed.

Without Spending More, Some Renters Could Likely Afford to Buy Above-Average Homes

With rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many renters find themselves gazing over the homeownership fence and wondering if the grass really is greener. Leaving aside, for the moment, the difficulties of saving for a down payment, let’s focus on the monthly expenses of owning a home: It turns out that renters currently paying the median rent in many markets could afford to buy a higher-quality property than the typical (read: median–valued) home without increasing their monthly expenses.

Marriages and Wills

Can a husband’s fourth spouse be guilty of unduly influencing him to prepare a Will favoring her over the husband’s children from an earlier marriage?

Most Dangerous Highways

Rich Campbell recently posted an opinion column about the dangers of driving on US1 in Florida, determined by one study to be the most dangerous highway in America.

Seat Belt Safety Simulator

Rollover simulator and 5mph crash simulator offer powerful examples of why it’s important to wear your seatbelt.

Even low-speed accidents can cause injury. Make sure you always wear your seatbelt.

If you are involved in a collision, call Crary*Buchanan for a free consultation.

In Memory of Sharon Osborn

It is with great sadness that Crary Buchanan marks the passing of Sharon Osborn, an employee and friend of the firm for almost 30 years. Before she retired, Sharon was an essential part of the firm, and will be greatly missed.