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Guide to Using a FHA 203K Loan to Buy & Rehab a Home

Guide to Using a FHA 203K Loan to Buy & Rehab a Home

The Fixer-Upper Loan The U.S. government has a number of programs that provide various types of guarantees for housing purchases and housing rehab. A popular loan for rehabbing a home is the FHA 203K loan administered by the Federal Housing Administration, a part of the Department of Housing and Urban […]

February 28, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Family & Personal

A Special Gift

A Special Gift

As an adult, I can honestly say that I get more pleasure from giving a meaningful gift than from receiving one. The Charm Bracelet: When my paternal grandmother’s first grandson (Andy) was born, my Aunt, Anne, (the new mother) wanted to give her own mother a gift. Anne recalls feeing […]

February 27, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Home Improvement

Benefits Of Daylighting: Helping Businesses See The Light

Benefits Of Daylighting: Helping Businesses See The Light

Since the invention of the light bulb, factories and office complexes have been built to accommodate electrical lighting.  Certain sections of the premises require such lighting to be activated even during the day. So it should come as no surprise that electrical lighting in offices and homes incurs higher costs […]

February 26, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Travel

4 African Countries You Should Visit For An Amazing Safari Experience

4 African Countries You Should Visit For An Amazing Safari Experience

While on a visit to Africa, there are quite a number of varying experiences you can take back with you among which is a fulfilling safari experience. The diversity of wildlife in Africa is so much that you are bound to completely enjoy walking and being driven around in African […]

February 26, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Technology

What Does Microsoft’s New CEO Mean For The Technology Industry?

What Does Microsoft’s New CEO Mean For The Technology Industry?

Steve Ballmer recently stepped down as Microsoft CEO. His replacement, Satya Nadella, finds himself leading a company that has a number of serious issues that must be addressed in order to ensure Microsoft’s long-term survival and prosperity. Satya will be responsible for preserving and growing Microsoft’s core enterprise business. Large […]

February 26, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Home Improvement

De-Mystifying The Water Heater

De-Mystifying The Water Heater

You know that strange cylinder shaped thing in your basement? It has pipes coming out of it and it may make a few hissing noises from time to time. That’s your water heater, and it is one of the most essential items in your home. While other items in your […]

February 25, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Health

Are Drugs The Answer To Mental Illnesses?

Are Drugs The Answer To Mental Illnesses?

Autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention-deficit disorder (ADD), and bipolar disorder are just some of the most common behavioral problems diagnosed in children and teenagers today. To treat these conditions, psychiatrists and primary-care doctors are quick to prescribe psychotropic drugs. Over the years, American children have become the most medicated […]

February 25, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Technology

10 Things To Check Before Calling An AC Repairman

10 Things To Check Before Calling An AC Repairman

From time to time we panic when our air conditioners break down, especially when summer’s heat is at its peak. Without a second thought we simply call AC repair companies and pay for the services. However, this is not the first thing we should do. Although air conditioners need some […]

February 25, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Travel

Seattle: Super Seahawks City Is An Art Mecca

Seattle: Super Seahawks City Is An Art Mecca

The city of Seattle, Washington is budding with innovative art galleries and has a commitment to local artists with an award-winning public art program that has artists designing everything from manhole covers to building pieces.  Many Americans aren’t aware that Seattle is quite an “art mecca” right here on our own soil… […]

February 25, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Home Improvement

The Big Move: Packing Your Large Appliances

The Big Move: Packing Your Large Appliances

As you begin planning your big move and buying packaging paper for moving along with packaging paper roll and paper packaging tape, have you given thought to moving your large appliances? You may think your bigger appliances are strong and sturdy but the inner mechanisms are actually rather fragile. Knowing […]

February 24, 2014 × Comments are Disabled