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This article is intended for discussion purposes only and not as a code interpretation. For specific articles and conformance, please consult the Ontario Fire Code, Retrofit Section 9.8 of the Ontario Building Code. This article deals with some of the things you should be watching for, if you're shopping for a home with a self-contained apartment. The regulatory information...

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In the September 2010 update, the Home addition was introduced to Atlantanians. Homes can only be purchased through the NPC named Caitsith whom is located in Rome in the "My Home" area. You can quickly access the My Home area by clicking on the Rome icon and you should now see a menu listing for "My Home."When you are ready to purchase a home; you...

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Like good versus evil, old home versus new home is forever being contemplated. Sure, there are positives on both ends: an old home has more character, for instance, but a new home has less destruction. While price, location, and size will all absolutely be factors in your decision to buy a house, age weights in as well. When debating between...

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When you receive a loan to purchase a property, there are two categories to consider. First, how do you want your payment consistency to be? You can have a loan with a higher interest with a stable monthly payment, or one where the interest may be lower when you first get your mortgage, but will rise and fall with the index....

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The acute losses suffered by Wall Street firms, Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE's), and other investors across America led to credit tightening and the vanishing of the loan products that caused these losses. The principal culprits were the high-risk, 100% CLTV (combined loan to value) second mortgages on investment properties, most of which were transacted with Stated Income and Stated Income Stated Asset...

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Buying a house with bad credit is not as hard as most people think it is. In fact, it's possible to get 100% financing. You simply need to get the lender to concentrate on other things including your bad credit. Read on to learn more. Credit history is important, but it is not everything. When buying a...

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You have the sparkle in your eye and you are looking at houses on-line and in the paper getting yourself excited at the prospect of improving your living situation. There's only one problem. If you're like the millions of Americans suffering from mortgage rejection because of your credit score, looking for a home now is only setting yourself up for a...

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We all remember that far away time when the economy had finally recovered from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the housing and manufacturing markets were up, and the American economy seemed okay-those days are now gone. Although things are looking bad, there are ways for you to help yourself in the future by taking certain actions now. One way is to...

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Technically no, but you'd be foolish not to on so many levels. But I would say that would not I because I have a vested interest - I'm a Chartered Building Surveyor and carry out building surveys as part of my business. Let me explain my reason so that you can make up your own mind: - Buying...

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