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BEWARE OUT OF STATE BUYS

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Are you tempted by “fantastic” bargains in properties widely advertised at your favorite out-of-state vacation spots? Before you sign any contracts, or put down any money, it’s a good idea to dwell on it for several weeks after you return home.

This is not to say, of course, that all such properties are “scams”. Some are and some are not. The point is, it can pay you to thoroughly investigate all

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HUMAN GREED IN THE HOUSING MARKET AND WHY WE HAVE TO REFORM OUR THINKING & OUR SYSTEM

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I just had a thought! Since the dawn of time, I believe most humans have probably been very selfish and greedy and not thinking of anyone except their own personal well being! Well, nothing has really changed even today. All you have to do is just look around you. We have a world of debt in our country and around the globe. Very few countries no how to apportion their tax dollars in a fashion that

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IS THE TITLE CLEAR?

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Buying real estate is unlike other purchases. There may have been a long line of past owners, any of whom could still retain some legal hold on the property — or claims on the property made against previous owners which remain unsatisfied. Therefore, when you purchase a property, you should be thoroughly assured that the title to it is free and clear of claims or encumbrances.
How is this done? Usually

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TYPE OF WINDOW COUNTS

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For years, windows have borne the brunt of criticism about heat- leaking houses. Let’s set the record straight, a window is not the villain some claim it is — if it is the right kind of window.
(1) In cold winters, a single pane of glass is not enough protection. That is why storm windows or double — even triple glazing makes sense. It is the thickness of glass that counts.
(2) Metal allows more

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DANGER IN THE FIREPLACE

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As the use of fireplaces increases so does the incidence of home fires caused by careless disregard for its danger.

Some safety tips:
Burn only recommended fuels.
Don’t use liquid lighter of any kind.
Do not burn household garbage or trash Use only one pressed log at a time and don’t mix them with other fuels.
Never use charcoal - it creates carbon monoxide gas.
Don’t make a fire too big. It could p

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REPLACE OR REPAIR FURNACE?

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How can you tell whether a furnace should be replaced? In oil or gas units, the answer can usually be found in the heat exchanger. It is the furnace’s most important component, and its quality pretty much determines the life of the heating plant. Also, how long will you reside in your home.
In most modern gas and oil forced-air furnaces, the heat exchanger is a metal chamber enclosing the burners

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INSURE BEFORE SALE?

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Should you worry about hazard insurance on a property before you actually take title? By all means! Although the purchaser may not be the record owner, he has an insurable interest as soon as the agreement of sale is executed by both the buyer and seller. As a matter of practice, however, buyers do not usually place insurance until papers pass and it should not be necessary if the agreement of sale

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IF YOU BUY BEFORE YOU SELL

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Should you buy a new house before you sell your current one? The main advantage is that you know where and when you are going before you have to leave your current house. The main disadvantage - what do you do about the money that you’ll need to buy the new one? Some advice:
You may be able to rent out your first house as a temporary measure. Often, however a homeowner who buys a new house before

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