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Warning Signs as Contractor Fraud is on the Rise

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Most contractors working in the construction industry are highly skilled and knowledgeable about operating a legitimate business. However, there are instances when contractors have the single intention of defrauding customers and clients out of vast sums of money without completing any work. Contractors who are not properly licensed and bonded put the construction industry… Read More »

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Should I Buy a Horse Sight Unseen?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

If you are looking to buy a horse and want to expand your purchase options or follow the recommendation of a friend, you may be wondering if you should buy a horse sight unseen. Although some people do this and are satisfied, others find that there are problems with their purchase. Let’s look at… Read More »

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My Homestead Tax Credit Has Been Denied – Can I Appeal?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Anyone who owns property knows that paying property taxes is a given. Sometimes property taxes are difficult to pay, particularly when an individual’s income is not reflective of the amount of property taxes they owe. What’s more, as property values increase every year, taxable assessments can increase every year as well. This means that… Read More »

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Can I Sue for Unpaid Rent After Evicting a Tenant?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Maryland law often seems like it’s on the tenant’s side more often than the landlord’s. This can suggest that there have been or perhaps still are terrible property owners and property managers. Otherwise, why would there be so many specific regulations on the books to protect renters from unsafe living conditions, unreasonably high rent… Read More »

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Can I Appeal My Maryland Property Tax Bill?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Property taxes can be a significant personal and business expense. When the county tax appraiser’s office tells you that your property is worth a certain amount, you might think that you have no choice but to pay their bill or suffer the consequences. The reality is a bit different in Maryland, where you do… Read More »

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What is Maryland’s Homestead Law?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Owning a home is something that most people take pride in – most homeowners have to work hard in order to afford the home in the first place, as well as maintain it over the years. In fact, the effort that goes into buying a home is one of the things that can make… Read More »

Airbnb Impacting Housing in Washington D.C. - Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III, LLC

Airbnb Impacting Housing in Washington D.C.

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

There is a worsening housing crisis in the District, and city regulators are attempting to ease the pressure on homebuyers and tenants by cracking down on short-term rentals. There are more than 31,000 hotel rooms in Washington D.C. alone, yet it has become increasingly popular for tourists and business travelers to seek lodging through… Read More »

Home Prices are Rising in Maryland and the DC area - Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III

The Current State of Residential Home Building

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Home buyers in some of this nation’s biggest housing markets are finding themselves in bidding wars as the supply of available homes begins to slow. Reuters reports that housing starts in May 2017 dropped 5.5 percent to their lowest level since September 2016. Home builders are increasingly attempting to move away from luxury housing in favor… Read More »

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Construction Defects in Maryland: What Homeowners Need to Know

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

As a homeowner, it can be very disheartening to learn that your home is suffering from a construction defect. While you may have the right to seek money damages from the careless home builders who caused the defect, some Maryland homeowners have been dismayed to find that they waited too long to bring a… Read More »

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3 Legal Issues to Consider Before Listing Your Home

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Perhaps you’ve finished all the remodeling projects, updated the appliances, and applied a fresh coat of paint to your home, and you think you’re ready to call a listing agent to put your home on the market. Before you do, there are a number of important legal issues for you to consider, many of… Read More »

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