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What Are Your Rights When It Comes to Nearby Construction?

What Are Your Rights When It Comes to Nearby Construction?

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Spring is near, and for many that means it’s time to gear up for construction season. But with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the country, it appears development is already well under way. In January, building permits were issued for nearly 1.3 million privately owned housing units in the U.S., an increase of more than 8 percent compared to January 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Whether…

This Startup Might Have The Blueprint For Your House

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Decorating a whole house or even one’s own bedroom isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  From the sea of data on the internet, it is so hard to find out how you want the place you’ll live to look like. It’s your house and it should represent you. If only you had a team of architects to help you through! This is exactly what these expert architects with 26 years of…

Edison Amtrak worker pleads guilty to over billing rail company

Edison Amtrak worker pleads guilty to over billing rail company

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EDISON – A 64-year-old township man, who formerly worked as an Amtrak supervisor, has pleaded guilty to fraudulently over billing the rail company for overtime and regular hours. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Richard Vogel pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark to converting federal government funds to his own use in connection with claiming to be working while Vogel was not present at…

Garage Door Maintenance And Inspections

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Garage doors are really important for the home. The problem is that so many just look at this item as something that will always work well. Unfortunately, the garage door is an access point to your home. Because of this and since the garage is not just a warehouse for your vehicles, be sure that you always think about maintenance and regular inspections. This will help you be 100% sure…

Going Solar? What Washington, D.C., Homeowners Should Know

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If you take a drive through the District of Columbia metro area, you might notice an increasing number of solar panels adorning roofs on colonials, ranches and even charming Victorians. Solar panels have definitely gained popularity in the area over the last five to 10 years, says David Bediz of the Bediz Group, LLC. Environmental awareness may be one reason, but it helps that more people in the area can…

10 Ways You Can Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Premium

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As a homeowner, you probably have more bills to pay than you’d like to think about. On top of your mortgage payment, you have utilities such as electric, water and gas, as well as maintenance and repairs that pop up and possibly HOA dues, not to mention your homeowners insurance. Being a service you pay for to protect against the unthinkable, homeowners insurance might seem like a less important payment…

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The Benefits of Having a Smart Home

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Few things pair together as well as technology & the home. Everywhere you go, you hear about the wonders of today’s ‘smart’ homes. Home automation is completely transforming homes from the inside out. For those who aren’t tremendously tech-savvy and don’t know much about the capabilities of home automation, it typically include a range of features including: Temperature Control Lighting Control Appliance Control Door & Garage Control, etc. Facilitates Daily…

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Home Gaming rooms – a luxury

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Home Gaming rooms – a luxury that only the rich can usually afford – are nonetheless becoming much more popular in an age in which online gambling is starting to become a very standard pastime for everyone. Lots of the home gaming rooms that people will see are full of slot machines, roulette wheels, and almost everything else that people would associate with an operational casino. However, home gaming rooms…

Starter Home, or Dream Home?

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If you’re like most first-time homebuyers, you have a long list of must-haves and a tight budget. But while it can be tempting to hold out for a house that has everything you want (even if it comes at a price), there’s a lot to be said for the starter home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re weighing the pros and cons. A starter isn’t…

5 Things Your Home Appraiser Wishes You Knew

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So you thought you were in the homestretch because you accepted a great bid on your home? Think again! The closing process has only just begun—and for most sellers, the appraisal can be one of the scariest parts. For starters, lenders often require the use of their own, FHA-approved appraiser. That means you get zero say in who’s determining the financial value of the home you’ve lived in, loved, and sunk your…