| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 2:23 PM
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.
| Jan 25, 2009
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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:16 PM
In a peculiar ritual of American home-buying, the prospective buyer often knows more than the seller about the home's most serious faults.
The roof is shot? The furnace should have been replaced five years ago? Termites have eaten through the garage's...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:33 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2013
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
You qualified for a mortgage, searched for a home, found a good one, made an offer and it was accepted.
Next up, the home inspection.
Those two to three hours spent with an inspector — and yes, you should definitely attend the inspection —...
| Jan 11, 2013
The devil really may be in the details.
The owners of a Ridgewood, N.J., home were eager to sell because they had already bought another place. After a couple of months went by without an offer, they cut the price and stripped the outdated paneling from...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:29 AM
A local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional.
Public adjuster restrictions
In a lawsuit filed this...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Q: When buying a home, is there anything in the home inspection that the seller must fix before the completion of the sale?
How does the seller know the contents of the inspection?
A: That's a very good question. First, when you sign a contract to buy a...
| Aug 19, 2012
Name of business: Patriot Home Inspection LLC
Owner: Dan Plotner
Address: 11223 Parkwood Drive, Hagerstown
Opening date: April 12, 2012
Products and services: Home inspections and home radon inspections
Target market: Home buyers, home sellers and...