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homestead

The dwelling house and adjoining land forming the permanent residence of the head of household.Under modern law,a person's homestead is given a very specific definition within each state's statutes and is then granted protections from creditors and against excessive real estate taxes. The term homestead may also apply to the rights granted to a widow or widower to use real property for their remaining lives if they elect to take advantage of homestead laws rather than provisions made in a will.The protections may be unlimited, only up to a certain dollar value of equity, or limited in area. Each state's laws are different, and homestead may be defined differently in the various statutes within a state.

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Homesteaders then filled the bucket, the rest of the way, with ashes.
There are many considerations to be made, but one fact remains: Homesteaders are practical people who should take a practical approach to arming the homestead.
He has worked in some capacity in nearly every functional area at Homesteaders.
Ruby Blume is an artist and former radical puppeteer who is also a mostly self-taught homesteader.
Trina Heizman, branch manager and CEO for Homesteaders Federal Credit Union, told the crowd of well-wishers that Homesteaders was created in 1987 to make mortgage loans to low- and moderate-income Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) co-op owners who were living in buildings that had been abandoned and taken over by the city.
Beyond his three autobiographical homesteaders, Micheaux also created Sidney Wyeth in his second novel, The Forged Note (1915), as another stand-in for himself.
Rather than hide their VCRs and televisions upon spotting these anthropologists, Homesteaders welcomed them into their homes.
Schlissel tells of the life and times of the black men and women who settled the West from 1865 to the early 1900s and richly illustrates with black and white reproductions of some of the mountain men, homesteaders, soldiers, cowboys and scouts who took part in the western expansion.
Hence, the homesteaders had neither an analytical framework nor sufficient data for predicting fluctuations in rainfall.
3 million Homesteaders, as the builders of free web sites on GeoCities are known, rather than having to come up with interesting content of their own.
Her main argument is that the contradictions about housing embedded in society, bureaucracy, and public policy were replicated in the experiences of these hardworking, low-income homesteaders.