real estate investing

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Is Your New House on a Private Well and Septic System?

Lots of homes in rural areas depend on private wells and septic systems for their water-based utilities. Where I live houses are positioned non-stop throughout the county, but unless they are in a town or large development you can bet... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/10/2005 1:44:25 AMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/187744.htm

Texas House Foreclosed for Non Payment of Association Fees

Anne Linehan at blogHOUSTON.net posted this story from the Houston area, about a woman whose home was foreclosed by a local home owner's association for non-payment of a $420 assocation fee. The owner, Pamela Bernhardt, had been renovating the house... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/10/2005 1:06:23 AMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/186927.htm

Getting Psyched Up to Show Your Home

It's easy for home sellers to be overwhelmed by all the preparation required to sell a home. They're dealing with curb appeal, an essential prep step, and getting the house ready for buyers to see inside. And those two tasks... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/10/2005 12:48:22 AMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/186236.htm

Home Buyers with Unreasonable Expectations

I'm getting on a bandwagon here, so if you don't want to hear it, you might want to move on to the post below. Buying--or selling--a home can be stressful, so maybe that's why it brings out the worst in... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/10/2005 12:07:18 AMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/143894.htm

How an Appraisal Affects Your New Home Loan

If you're getting a loan to buy a house your lender will order an appraisal to verify its value. But did you know that the dollar value on the appraisal report isn't the only thing a lender looks at? There... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 11:26:15 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/164053.htm

Disaster Preparedness Isn't Just for Terror Attacks

The bombings in London re-exposed the emotional wounds Americans have had since the 9/11 attacks, and those feelings brought along rekindled desires to increase protection for our own homes and families. Protection is difficult when we don't know what we... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 10:55:13 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/184136.htm

A Wake Up Call from Mother Nature

We had a bit of a wake-up call last week when lightning struck a huge oak tree fifteen feet from the house, sending flames upwards and branching out to affect nearby trees. Although electronics and many systems in the house... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 10:35:11 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/183948.htm

What Do You Do when the House Needs Repairs?

Do you really understand every clause within the contract you just signed? Working with home buyers and sellers, I find that the repair contingency clauses are one of the least understood parts of a home sales contract, even though they're... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 10:02:06 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/102140.htm

Congress Considering Move to Discourage Eminent Domain Use

The Supreme Court's June 23rd ruling in the case Kelo vs. New London opened the doors for cities to seize property for private development. Congress is taking a close look at the ruling to determine if and how it can... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 9:34:00 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/182146.htm

HUD Planning Changes to RESPA Guidelines

Enacted to protect consumers during a real estate transaction, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is over thirty years old and overdue for some serious reform in order to make loan comparisons an easier process. HUD proposed changes a... more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 8:44:58 PMContent source: http://homebuying.about.com/b/a/181397.htm

Housing Starts, Home Sales Continue at a Record Pace

Records for home prices and sales activity continue to fall although there are a few weak spots since last months reports. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 8:21:56 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7282005_Housing_Starts_Forecast.asp

Average Mortgage Rates Continue To Rise

Weekly mortgage rates report. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 7:57:54 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7272005_Mortgage_Rates_July_22_2005.asp

Eminent Domain Ruling Spurs Flurry Of Legislation

The Supreme Court June decision in Kelo v. New London is driving a hopper-full of legislation on both the state and federal level. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 7:12:53 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7252005_Supreme_Court_Eminent_Domain.asp

Buying A House To Sell A House

Before buyers buy they should look at the house through the eyes of the market they will have to please in five or ten years. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 7:04:49 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7222005_Home_Resale_Value.asp

High End Home Owners Are Driving Home Improvements

Americans are spending big bucks to maintain and improve their homes. Still, high income owners are doing the most to improve their position in the housing market. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 6:28:46 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7212005_Home_Improvements_Remodel.asp

Mortgage Rates - Has The Worm Turned?

Weekly mortgage rates report. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 6:07:31 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7202005_Mortgage_Rates_July_14_2005.asp

Option Mortgage - Intriguing New Product Or Ticking Timb Bomb?

Option style mortgage offers plenty of choices to borrowers. Initial affordability is a lure but beware what may be on the hook. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 5:27:15 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7182005_Option_Mortgage.asp

Mortgage Activity Down Slightly As Mortgage Rates Rise

Weekly mortgage rates report. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 4:50:00 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7142005_Mortgage_Rates_July_7_2005.asp

Amortization Game - Fun For the Financially Obsessed

Your own personal amortization table may inspire you to use your mortgage as a savings account. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 4:00:57 PMContent source: http://www.MortgageNewsDaily.com/7112005_Payoff_Mortgage_Amortization_Table.asp

2 motorcyclists hurt in crashes

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 3:13:55 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/b70198b46a619b46/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Bush Circumvents Senate, Names Bolton To U.N.

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 1:59:52 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/683830c99626d034/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Rescuers seek missing ranger

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 1:40:51 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/effba8275451590f/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Two killed in blaze

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 1:28:49 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/a2a9bfd51eb19298/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

BSI2000 Receives Order for ClearID2000(TM) Electronic Fingerprint ...

Denver - DENVER -- BSI2000, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BSIO) , a leading developer of high-end access control security systems for commercial more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 12:30:28 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/32d59d50488ad53a/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Surgical and Fire Prevention Issues

Denver - DENVER -- Conference Addresses These Topics and More for Ambulatory Surgery Centers The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 12:30:05 PMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/139ed7c2c262c8d4/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Airline to look at expanding its Frontier

Frontier Airlines will again look at expanding beyond its Denver hub, chief executive Jeff Potter said Friday. Nearly all of Frontier's more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 11:49:02 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/92fcfe2cdf2cc244/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Enough is enough: Catholic Church needs to heal itself

Last week, Gorski, The Denver Post's religion writer, revealed alleged sexual assaults by White on a series of young parishioners roughly 40 years ago. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 11:36:51 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/bb0f7c2b8148b848/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Apartment Investment and Management Company Declares Quarterly ...

Denver - DENVER -- Apartment Investment and Management Company ("Aimco") (NYSE:AIV) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 11:22:49 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/879087184637d9e2/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Two cities unite in development

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 10:36:42 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/067ffeaad327a5db/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Plan eyed to quench growing thirst

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 10:06:41 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/2339e1ff4a9a47e1/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

'More than just a suburb'

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 9:56:38 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/0c9af1b1a9a59887/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

From the July 29, 2005 print edition

West Metro Sales Professionals meets every Monday at 11:30 am at Denver West Marriott (Exit 263 off I-70), 1717 Denver West Parkway, Golden. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 9:37:37 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/b8388984d39df0ab/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Aurora man arrested in fatal hit and run

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 8:55:36 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/0055dfdd9f24aa6a/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Recycled wastewater a possible way to stretch water supply

water. "The easy part is building the treatment plant; the hard part is the plumbing," said Denver Water manager Chips Barry. "It's more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 8:20:33 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/223a74562e926bf8/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Saddam Could Stand Trial In 2 Months

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 8:16:31 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/806620830b79d4e2/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Mother, Child Die In Fort Collins Fire

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 7:47:30 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/ad9bc2c4e61e8cd0/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

For First Time In 2 Months, Holloway's Mom Leaves Aruba

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 7:03:28 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/72218aa5ff937666/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Ready for snow yet? Record 101 keeps July sizzling

July continued its assault on the record books Saturday when Denver's temperature hit 101 degrees, beating the July 30 record of 100 set in 1972. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 6:24:27 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/8261fd7bc880d71f/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

time on her side, Hoffman packs bags

Today is her last day as president, though she will remain on staff as an economics professor at CU-Denver's Graduate School of Public Affairs. more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 6:02:25 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/9c7bc9c2d170e45f/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

power broker's life-or-death drama

The powerful and politically connected Denver attorney had known for nearly a year that he had severe kidney disease. Without a more...

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 5:24:24 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/55f9fb82a2448d1a/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Woman Dies After Setting Herself On Fire

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 5:14:21 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/af53046b8a878296/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

Scout Jamboree Prepares For President's Visit

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 5:00:09 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/28f8876185ee61ef/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

July one of the hottest months in Denver history

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 3:53:06 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/a4206ff934deac37/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

13-Year-Old Vanishes At Yankee Stadium

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 3:09:02 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/11ce1a26bd78949a/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/

BTK Killer To Defend Self Against Civil Suits

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Originally Posted on 8/9/2005 2:39:01 AMContent source: http://story.denversun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/fc89e43fadfcfa40/cid/73aa4032e9682bab/