Real estate reference published in paperbackWhat do...


Real estate reference published in paperback

What do "acoustical custom spray," "chimney cap," "cupola," "fenestration," "U factor," "wainscoting" and "SAM mortgage" have in common? They are among the 800 words found in the "Illustrated Guide to Houses: Terms, Definitions and Drawings" published by Marshall & Swift.

Intended as a handy reference for Realtors, insurance agents and homeowners, the 132-page paperback takes readers on a tour of a typical house from the viewpoint of builders and appraisers.

"Illustrated Guide to Houses" identifies architectural and construction-related components, including the makeup of flooring, roofing, siding, electrical, plumbing and heating/air conditioning systems.

A foldout schematic drawing of a house locates and identifies 94 structural components.

Diagrammed cross-sections of houses and other drawings are used to clarify definitions and descriptions.

Descriptions of mortgage and home improvement financing methods and the ways to calculate depreciation on homes are also included.

The "Illustrated Guide to Houses" sells for $14.95. To obtain a copy, call (800) 544-2678 or write Marshall & Swift, P.O. Box 26307, Los Angeles, Calif. 90026-9954.

Free booklet offers tips on ceramic tile

"The Art of Ceramic Tile," a free booklet on the various applications of ceramic tile, can be ordered from the Tile Promotion Board in Jupiter, Fla.

Technical tips on design, installation and maintenance are offered for different rooms and settings.

To obtain a booklet, call (800) 210-8453 or write the Tile Promotion Board, 900 E. Indiantown Road, Suite 21, Jupiter, Fla. 33477.


The Inner City Community Development Corporation is holding a Homebuyers Education Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at 3030 W. North Ave. Topics include qualifying for a mortgage, the major steps in buying a home, home-buying expenses, finding and buying the home you want and ways to repair your credit. To reserve one of the 20 spaces for this class, call (410) 225-2601. The seminar is also scheduled for Sept. 16

and Oct. 14.

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