The real estate market crashed in 2007. Within minutes, hundreds of subprime lenders were out of business. The seller's market quickly became the buyer's market and property values went into a momentum of constant decline. The short sale process became a viable option for lenders and borrowers, both. Do not simply walk away from your property, stay the course, but if foreclosure is imminent, a short sale will salvage your credit. If mortgage payments are current, generally a short sale will reduce the borrower's credit score by 50 points and the score will slowly increase again when the process is complete. However, if the mortgage payments are delinquent, then the missed and late payments are what will drain the credit score approximately 100-150 points, but the short sale will increase that score within months. If the property forecloses a borrower will have to wait 5-7 years before obtaining another mortgage loan. A short sale is a win/win.
Intellectual property has a vast, perplexing and diverse vocabulary, and this enriching Dictionary provides a starting point for understanding new concepts and crafting precise definitions to meet the needs of a particular case. Not only are new words and phrases being coined as technology changes and the law follows, but also the international scope of intellectual property means that IP lawyers will encounter foreign words and phrases. With over 1000 expressions defined clearly and entertainingly, this book should be the first reference point to understanding intellectual property terminology. It will be particularly helpful to practitioners when they encounter expressions they have not seen before which they need to understand the true meaning and definition of. Students finding unfamiliar terminology and concepts will also appreciate the instant explanation available from this essential resource.
This work focuses on a specific aspect of the enforcement of maritime claims, namely judicial sales of ships, a procedure creditors typically resort to in the event of an irreversible default situation. A substantial part of the book approaches the topic from a comparative perspective, the goal being to assess the similarities and differences of the judicial sale procedure between three specific jurisdictions: Belgium, the Netherlands, and England & Wales. In this study, the comparison is used to further analyse the impacts of these differences on the effectiveness and reliability of the judicial sale procedure in each jurisdiction and also forms the basis for assessing the feasibility of harmonising judicial sale procedures and fostering their acceptance. Considering the international character typical of judicial sales of ships, conflict-of-law questions are very likely to arise during these procedures. Accordingly, the comparative study, where appropriate, is viewed against a private international law background.
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