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Buying a Foreclosure  By Fred Sweezer Sr.   Purchasing foreclosed homes in desirable areas at below-market values can be a sound investment strategy. Appreciation on their original prices may be tax-free.  Buying foreclosed rental properties can provide positive cash flow, as well as valuable ta...
07/16/2010
Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 October 25, 2006Alert #07-505   Delta Faucet Co. Recalls Bathtub and Shower Temperature Control Valves Due to Scald Hazard The following product safety recall was voluntarily conduc...
07/09/2010
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  FHA Loan Basics       An FHA loan is a federal-assistance mortgage loan offered by qualified lenders and backed by the Federal Housing Administration.     During the Great Depression of the 1930s, soaring foreclosure and default rates led lenders to tighten their loan requirements to the detrim...
06/25/2010
Recieving an email like this will make the difference, bottom line you will be involved with fraud if you respond, an you will be the victim: Scam Letters: 542 different examples!By date received, with names of supposed senders, country where the money is supposed to have originated, and amount. ...
06/01/2010
  A deck failure is any failure of a deck that could lead to injury, including rail failure, or total deck collapse.  There is no international system that tracks deck failures, and each is treated as an isolated event, rather than a systemic problem.  Very few municipalities perform investigatio...
05/28/2010
This is what was a recent inspection, will the buyer be able to get homeowners insurance with the house wired with knob and tube? Should the homeowner insulate the attic and knob and tube wiring between ceiling joist?       http://activerain.com/blogsview/1515267/knob-and-tube-wiring-electrical-w...
05/27/2010
  Preventing Home Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) Problems in home wiring, like arcing and sparking, are associated with more than 40,000 home fires each year. These fires claim over 350 lives and injure 1,400 victims annually. A new electrical safety device for homes, called an arc...
05/21/2010
For Sale By Owner Hello Kristen, Thanks for noting the benefits of a Pre-Listing home inspection, very good post, I have  some of the same information in a post on my blog I wrote last month, also I wrote an ebook on that subject matter: Attention: Seller download our ebook on how to sell your h...
05/21/2010
  Return on investment in a Tank-less Water Heater   There are decidedly many factors that are involved with a tank-less hot water system. Here are some to consider:     Benefits Savings – The initial costs for start up of a tank-less system may be substantial. However, long term Return on Invest...
05/17/2010
      This flower bed have some hidden trouble see the next picture!   Home inspections to fit your individual needs.   One type of inspection does not fit the needs of every person seeking a home inspection. A rehabber in the Los Angeles area needs a different inspection than someone purchasing ...
05/11/2010
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