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Home Inspections

Before you buy a home, it is very important that you have the home inspected by a professional home inspector. This is usually written into your offer to purchase a home.Freddie Mac provides information on hiring a professional home inspector and offers some home inspection tips.www.freddiemac.com/corporate/buyown/english/purchasing/closing/inspection.html more...

Home Owners and Predatory Loans

In the last few years, some greedy lenders have begun to offer loans that are "too good to be true". The hidden costs of these loans cause borrowers to lose their homes when they can't keep up with the payments. Here are things to be on the lookout for, so you don't run the risk of losing your home: more...

How to Buy a Mobile Home

The Manufactured Housing Institute and the Federal Trade Commission have developed this guide to help you through the home-buying process. You’ll learn about purchasing a home and its construction, transportation, installation, and important warranty protections.www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea06.shtmReviewed August 2009 more...

Lead Paint

In 1992, Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act. This law requires landlords and sellers to give you any information they have about lead paint before selling or leasing the property to you. more...

Lead Paint Poisoning in Kentucky: Questions and Answers

What are the symptoms and causes of lead poisoning? There may be no symptoms, or symptoms that are non-specific - headaches, irritability, fatigue, lack of appetite, stomach ache; poor attention span, poor memory, and sleeping for long periods. Adults can have reduced fertility and increased miscarriages, or high blood pressure. Long-term effects in children are mental retardation, behavioral problems, impaired coordination/reaction times, weakened muscles, convulsions, coma or death. more...

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