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July 2018 Archives

Detroit metro home values on quickly increasing

A recent report published by ATTOM Data Solutions reflects that the current home appreciation rate is currently the lowest it's been since the second quarter of 2016. Their data shows that during this year's second quarter, homes in the United States have been selling for $255,000 on average. This marks a 6.3 percent increase over what it was last year at this same time.

There are many reasons that your disability claim may be rejected

The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives countless applications from individuals requesting disability benefits each year. Of those that they receive, though, as little as one-third of claims are accepted. When appealed, an even higher percentage are rejected, even in cases where evidence of a permanent disability is clear.

Detroit is stopped from foreclosing on homes with unpaid taxes

A class action lawsuit, which had been previously filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against both Wayne County and the City of Detroit, was settled on July 3. Upon its signing, Wayne County homeowners who'd failed to pay property taxes would longer be in peril of losing their homes to foreclosure anymore.

Do you understand the basics of guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal tool available in some situations to allow for the protection and well-being of another person. A guardian would act in the best interests of a person who is either too young or incapable of making important decisions independently. Either a court can appoint a guardian or estate planning documents, particularly a will, can name a person to be a guardian.

More disability payment recipients are returning to work

Data recently published by Statistica shows that the United States' unemployment rate is currently the lowest that it's been in years at right around 4 percent. This low of an unemployment rate would usually make it difficult for business owners to find employees to fill their vacancies.