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  • Leon Winthly Hector Sr.

    Leon Winthly Hector Sr.
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I went to a.s.j.a. boys college in Trinidad W.I. attended RCA school of electronic technology in Ny,also Delehante school of...
  • State, Harford tackle problem of illegal signs

    State, Harford tackle problem of illegal signs
    People put signs for just about everything in the medians and along the sides of roads in Harford County. But Harford County and the state are trying to remind residents the signs, unless previously approved, are illegal and need to be removed. Starting...
  • Home warranty may be an incentive for buyers

    Home warranty may be an incentive for buyers
    When Wayne Williams listed his Carney home for sale last summer, he decided to add a home warranty plan as an incentive to prospective buyers. Although he had maintained the house well during his 26 years of ownership, it still had the original furnace...
  • Girl's death spurs bill

    In response to the torture death of Ciara Jobes, a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was allegedly killed by her mentally ill guardian, state legislators are introducing a bill this week that aims to regulate who can be awarded permanent custody of abused...
  • Top Yard and Gardening Questions For Prospective Buyers to Ask

    Top Yard and Gardening Questions For Prospective Buyers to Ask
    Many first-time buyers move from apartments or condos to a single-family home, and have little background in yard maintenance. If that describes you, here are some questions to help you learn about your target property and gauge what kind of care it might...
  • How To... Tell if your attic is too hot

    When it's hot outdoors, it's hotter in your attic. A hot attic is bad for several reasons. High temperatures inside your attic shorten the life span of shingles. Excessive heat deteriorates items you store in the attic and can cause moisture problems in...
  • Homeowner suspects damage from nearby fracking

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I read an article you wrote regarding the damage caused by fracking and insurance companies not covering it. We are located in Wilmington, California. I called the oil company and filed a claim letting them know of...
  • Homeowner suspects damage from nearby fracking operation

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I read an article from September in which you discussed the damages caused by fracking and how insurance companies were not covering those damages. I called the local oil company and filed a claim letting them...
  • A primer for first-time homebuyers

    A primer for first-time homebuyers
    Do you know the difference between implied and written warranties? How about being preapproved for a mortgage as opposed to prequalified? Or an appraisal versus a broker's price opinion versus a home inspection? Many neophyte homebuyers don't know, so...
  • Ask a real estate pro: How to have a hassle-free home closing

    Ask a real estate pro: How to have a hassle-free home closing
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, go to SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: I am about to purchase my first home and have heard horror stories about...
  • Above and beyond the home inspection

    Above and beyond the home inspection
    Mice, mold and leaking bathtubs are among the last discoveries homebuyers want to make after moving into a new home. But that's exactly what a client of Oakland, Calif.-based financial planner Cathy Curtis found shortly after closing. "The first week she...
  • Termite tough talk

     
    Some sobering and informative thoughts on termites from a veteran Florida home inspector. Among his messages: Do NOT buy a wood frame house. These comments from Carl Riechers were prompted by his inspection of a home where termites were discovered AFTER...