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How do home inspectors test for Chinese drywall? This question was posed to me yesterday and I did not have a good answer. This drywall has not been an issue around here, yet. I did see something on TV where inspectors in Florida cut out a section of drywall and looked at the label on the backsid...
The Active Rain "Big Dogs" are Wrong Submitting only one offer in a short sale can get you in trouble. (The small fish in the big pond speaks up). This runs contrary to the advice given by almost all the short sale experts on Active Rain. A couple days ago I overheard an agent tells their client ...
Now You Have Thousands of Reasons to Buy a House The Federal Housing Tax Credit has been extended and expanded. I'll explain it here. If you have further questions, give me a call. $8000.00 first-time home buyer tax credit •·         First-time home buyers qualify for $8000.00 if they have not ow...
Your Phone System Can Cost Your Company Money I've had it. My auto insurance company, MetLife, has the phone system from hell. It's one of those voice prompt systems where they ask you questions, supposedly "to serve you better", and you respond with spoken words. There are several prompts, some ...
Fixing the Gates of Hell I have many gates in my life. Since I own rental property and my children are boys, I have to do many gate repairs. I have learned over the years how to make a gate as sturdy as possible. One problem that stumped me for awhile was the lack of a sturdy gate latch. Almost a...

Wayne B. Pruner

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