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Home Is Where the Cash Is

Protecting Homes and Equity for the Elderly

By James Sugarman

Rising home values have resulted in more opportunities for scam artists to strip equity from the hands of unsuspecting homeowners. The elderly have proven to be particularly susceptible to tactics such as predatory lending, foreclosure rescue scams, and estate planning schemes, often leading to a loss of equity and possibly the home itself. Advocates can protect the homes and home equity of seniors by employing a range of legal and litigation strategies.

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