10.13.2014 | by Kenny Steinberg
“Keeping your house is not a problem.” We say this to so many of our clients after they let us know that they absolutely must keep their house. They have heard differently from many sources: the internet, other attorneys, their “friends”, the person down the street have told them that if they file for bankruptcy protection, they will lose their house. But we are telling them something different. And we can back it up: we will not allow you to be placed in a position where you have to sell your house involuntarily unless we have discussed this thoroughly BEFORE we file any papers with the Court.
08.14.2013 | by Lauren Lamb
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about the Allegheny County real estate tax reassessment mess that started in early 2012. Thousands were up in arms because they felt their homes were over-assessed, meaning they would pay more in real estate taxes than they should. At the time, the impact of the new assessment values seemed far off, because the new assessment would not impact the amount homeowners paid in taxes until 2013. Allegheny County gave disgruntled homeowners a chance to appeal their reassessment two times, once in 2012 and once in 2013, before the reassessment values went into effect.