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Arizona laws don’t protect many homeowners (access required)

Recently the Legislature increased the homestead exemption protection for Arizona homeowners to $150,000 from $100,000. This was a step in the direction of protecting up to $150,000 of a person’s equity in his or her primary residence from attachment, execution or forced sale. However, this increase is meaningless for the majority of new homeowners in ...

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