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Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Stairs, Steps, Walks, and Decks Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Stairs, Steps, Walks, and Decks

By Rick Daniel

We will continue our inspection with the stairs, steps, walks and decks. Here are some notes, tips, and solutions regarding stairs and walkways in your home:

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How to Prepare Your Home For Selling How to Prepare Your Home For Selling

By Chris Piraino

How to make your house look like it's worth more money!

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Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting the Roof Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting the Roof

By Rick Daniel

When you inspect the ceilings and walls at the interior of your home, you may notice water stains. The stains could be due to a leaking roof. The roof is the first line of defense from inclement weather. If your roof leaks, the building below is in jeopardy.

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Some Benefits of Renting Some Benefits of Renting

By Chris Piraino

To many people, buying a house is a sign of adulthood, a permanent marker of one's success in the world. The alternative is renting, which is a more temporary arrangement. However, renting a house can in fact be very beneficial, and is in many circumstances a better option. Make sure to weigh the pros and cons of each as you venture out into house-hunting.

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Home Inspection How-To's: Remedies for Interior Walls Home Inspection How-To's: Remedies for Interior Walls

By Rick Daniel

Walls always have a story to tell. They may seem to be just flat surfaces, but they can be the first indicators of larger structural problems. The interior walls may be made of: drywall (sheetrock); lath and plaster; wood paneling or planks; exterior siding materials; logs and masonry products including brick, concrete, concrete blocks or adobe.

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Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Windows Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Windows

By Rick Daniel

One important component of any home inspection is windows. If you can inspect them yourself, you will save a lot of hassle later and can fix small problems before a home inspection.

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Why Use a Seller's Agent Why Use a Seller's Agent

By Derren Peters

The advantages to having a seller's agent.

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Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners

By Renee Smith

Harbour Equity Partners is a private equity fund. Our resources in investment banking and private banking make it possible for us to offer loans to high net worth borrowers. Harbour Equity Partners has seen the opportunity to help borrowers that do not conform with traditional lending options. Utilizing our private banking resources, Harbour Equity Partners will structure finance options that meet a borrower's end goal.

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 Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States? Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States?

Buying homeowners' insurance is an important part of owning your own home. It is the financial security blanket that protects your most valuable asset - your home. Many mortgage brokers, cities, counties and states require that any homeowner carry at least a liability policy, protecting you from lawsuits if someone is injured on your property.

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Hard money loans - Is it a good option for refinancing? Hard money loans - Is it a good option for refinancing?

If you are finding it difficult to pay your mortgage then it is time that you refinance your mortgage loans.

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