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Many men from my Church rode this great and moving ride on Saturday. This video will move you and you will see and appreciate our Firemen and Women throughout the U.S.A.
8 Myths you have always been told were "True"   Have you ever questioned what your mother had told you when you were a child? For the most part I never did, however there are many things that our mothers, fathers and other persons that have given "good advice" throughout the years that may have b...
If 70 percent of Americans would choose their dog over their spouse, it's not surprising that many dog owners want nothing but the best for Fido when they are choosing finishes and features for a new house.But Fido could care less, said Dr. Nicholas Dodman, a veterinarian and the founder of the r...
How would you feel if you bought a house that was advertised as a having four bedrooms, three baths with a large recreation room and later discovered that technically it was had only three legitimate bedrooms, two bathrooms and a basement?This scenario is not far fetched. In neighborhoods with ol...
DEAR DOUG: When I got divorced in 2001, I was awarded the house that my ex-husband and I held in joint tenancy. At that time, he signed a quitclaim deed to me, which I recorded. I later refinanced the mortgage in my name alone. How can I be sure the house is 100 percent mine? --Sandra N.DEAR SAND...
Close I spent some time over the weekend visiting some open houses. While I'm not seriously thinking about moving, I like to see what's going on in my neighborhood.The thing I've learned recently is how sophisticated sellers in my neighborhood have become. For the most part, each home is a shini...
Q: I have mold developing underneath a window in my bedroom. The window faces north-northwest and never has sun on it. I wonder if the mold could be caused simply by moisture accumulating in the room, or is it a more serious problem, such as a leaking window frame?I have no idea whom to consult. ...
Sometimes home buyers think they'll be able to get away with making a large purchase just after they've been approved for a mortgage. But charging up a ton of debt on your credit card before you've closed on your new home isn't a smart move. In fact, all that debt could sink your mortgage applica...
Q: I have a question about fluorescent bulbs and power usage. I have been told that fluorescents draw the most power when they are turned on and almost no power to keep on. Therefore, they should be turned on and left on, and should not be turned on and off during the day because it would end up ...
Buyers often are reluctant to make an offer to buy a home they find early on in their search. After looking for months and not finding anything comparable, some buyers regret not having moved quickly on a listing even though they saw it early on.In most cases, you should consider yourself lucky i...

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