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Ever wonder about your house number? Often, the previous owner installed the number and the new owner never had to think about it, leaving them clueless as to why it was placed where it is or why a particular color or size was chosen. These numbers are more important than you probably realize, an...
11/04/2010
Roughly 57 million American homeowners belong to homeowners associations (HOAs), which are elected bodies that govern the lifestyle and architectural choices of their members. Largely unregulated by state and federal laws, HOAs are essentially autonomous "mini-governments" that sometimes exert en...
11/03/2010
Redneck highrise. Scary stuff!
11/03/2010
Have you heard the story about the old man, the boy, and the donkey? There was an old man, a boy and a donkey going to market. The boy was riding on the donkey, and the old man was walking beside. As they passed some people along the way, they overheard one say that it was a shame that the boy ro...
11/03/2010
Condensation, also called sweating, forms on building materials when the temperature drops below the dew point, which is the temperature at which droplets of water vapor are forced so closely together that they coalesce into liquid water.  Because of their characteristic thermal conductivity, com...
11/03/2010
A rent-to-own agreement, also known as a lease to purchase and a lease option, is a real estate agreement that is a combination of a rental lease and a purchase contract where the tenant has the option to purchase the rental property at a fixed price by a specified point in time of the tenancy. I...
11/02/2010
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Why You Need Homeowner's Insurance The largest, single investment most consumers make is in their homes. The consumer can protect their home, possessions, and liability with a homeowner's insurance policy. The homeowner's insurance policy is a package policy that combines more than one type of in...
11/02/2010
    The federal government's EnergyStar Program, created 18 years ago to help consumers by identifying energy-efficient household appliances, was recently exposed by the New York Times for their apparently lax quality-control standards. A study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (G...
11/02/2010
I am somewhat new and i noticed my associates have said such nice things about myself. How can I say nice things about the rest of you? Thanks!!!
11/02/2010
As a new father to be for the second time I find this blog important. Defective cribs, especially hand-me-down and homemade models, can pose serious hazards to young children, including strangulation, entrapment and overheating. Government manufacturing standards set in 1973 have greatly improved...
11/02/2010
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