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How to Recover Surplus Funds after a Non-Judicial Foreclosure without an Attorney

If your home was foreclosed and whoever bought it at auction paid more than you owed on the mortgage, you may be entitled to surplus funds. Use this guide if you want to try to recover those funds without the help of an attorney. #6701EN

I am not satisfied with a Construction Contractor’s Work: Filing Suit against the Contractor’s Bond

You may want to sue a construction contractor because, for example, the contractor did not finish the job you hired him to do, or did not do a good job. If the contractor is bankrupt or does not have any other assets, you can sue against the contractor's bond. #0302EN

Know Your Rights Before Buying a Home

Questions and answers about things you should know before you enter into a contract to purchase a home. #6200EN

Property Tax Exemption for Seniors and People with Disabilities

This is a way to lower your property taxes by exempting (excusing you from) all extra levies, like school construction bonds and other levies passed by voters, and sometimes part of regular levies on your home. #6230EN

Rent-to-Own in Washington State

This will help you understand rent-to-own (RTO) home purchase agreements and the dangers in them. #6390EN

Short Sales: A Homeowner's Guide

Homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth may consider a short sale as a means to sell their home and/or avoid foreclosure. This very complex transaction involves numerous issues and risks. This overview does not replace the need for the advice of an attorney and tax professional prior to proceeding with a short sale. #6708EN

Forfeiture of Your Real Estate Contract

Read this if you are buying a home under a real estate contract. Do NOT read this if you are buying a home with a mortgage or deed of trust. #6203EN

Purchasing a Used Mobile Home in Grant or Adams County

Things to consider before buying a used mobile home within Grant and Adams counties.

Your Rights: Buying a Manufactured Home

Buying a manufactured home can be complicated. You may not understand all the terms. Don't rely on verbal statements that are not in writing! Read this to better understand your rights and some important terms.

Forfeiture of Your Real Estate Contract

Read this if you are buying a home under a real estate contract. Do NOT read this if you are buying a home with a mortgage or deed of trust. #6203EN

How to Recover Surplus Funds after a Non-Judicial Foreclosure without an Attorney

If your home was foreclosed and whoever bought it at auction paid more than you owed on the mortgage, you may be entitled to surplus funds. Use this guide if you want to try to recover those funds without the help of an attorney. #6701EN

Property Tax Exemption for Seniors and People with Disabilities

This is a way to lower your property taxes by exempting (excusing you from) all extra levies, like school construction bonds and other levies passed by voters, and sometimes part of regular levies on your home. #6230EN

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