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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…

My House Is Literally ‘Making Me Sick’—What Can I Do?

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At realtor.com®, we love to hear from our readers, take their thorniest questions about home buying, selling, and owning, and then tap into our deep pool of industry experts for definitive answers. It’s fun and informative! One of you recently emailed us the following frequently asked question: Q: I have been living in my townhouse less than one year and have recently found out that I have a high level of mold in the house….

Sin City sees high-rolling home prices again

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Strong demand and tight supply has one of the nation’s hardest hit housing markets of the recession getting back on its feet again. Las Vegas home sales surged 14 percent in September from a year ago, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). “At this point, we’re well ahead of last year’s sales pace, which is good news for local homeowners and the housing market,” said 2015…