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Neck injury using the staircase due to improper modification of staircases and landings

Meticulous Home Inspection

Improper modification of staircases and landings is found in many peoples' homes throughout Suffolk county where Meticulous Home Inspection performs home and building inspections.

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More than 50 percent of US Adults Don't Know Down-Payment Assistance is available for a Home Purchase

Down payment assistance

Down payment assistance can be a great tool to make homeownership more accessible for first time home buyers.

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Freddie Mac now offers 3% down loans with Home Possible Advantage

Freddie Mac 3 percent lown loans

For people who have wanted to buy a home but did not have a large downpayment, Freddie Mac now offers 3% down loans with Home Possible Advantage

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What the Word "Patient" means for Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage rates

The Federal Reserve change to its policy language make some economists think that a rate increase is inevitable sometime soon.

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Plastic dryer hose must be replaced to avoid a lint fire

plastic dryer hose

Do you have this white plastic hose from the back of your dryer? Does it pass through a wall or floor (see picture)?

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You got some gall to call this a renovated house and advertise it as such

House renovation

I have never seen a completely renovated house that was advertised as a completely renovated house. Not once.

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Avoid haggling by inspecting your house before you list it

Home Inspection

Do you want to sell your house in a reasonable amount of time or do you want it to drag on and on after the inspector finds issues with the home and the next home inspection finds the same issues, and the next?

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Electrical nightmares, high taxes and illegal apartments costs us all

Home Electrical Issues

Because us Long Islanders live in one of the most highly taxed areas on planet earth, some of us resort to converting garages and basements into illegal apartments. While I see this all the time, the term "illegal apartment' never appears in my inspection report.

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Why you should avoid bringing children to the home inspection

Children and Home Inspection

Children are great, but the home inspection is not where you should be bringing a child.

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Winchester City, VA Days on the Market An Indicator of Market Health

Winchester VA City Hall

A lot can be learned about a real estate market by looking at the number of days a property sits on the market. If a property is on the market for over 100 days, that's an indicator that something is wrong. That doesn't mean there is something wrong with the home. It may be with another aspect of the sale.

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