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David Myers

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Guidelines for housing-related tipping and holiday purchases

Dec 10 2014 | 4:22 pm - Several folks who provide housing-related services expect homeowners and renters to show a little extra gratitude this time of year.

High winds, recent snowstorms raise important insurance issues

Dec 04 2014 | 12:13 pm - Damage caused by high winds is typically covered by a basic homeowner’s insurance policy, but it’s a different story when it comes to problems triggered by melting snow or ice.

Home bridal registries grow in popularity

Nov 25 2014 | 3:50 pm - More newlyweds are opening up special bank accounts for wedding-goers to contribute cash to help them raise a down payment on a house, rather than traditional registries that ask for new china or linens.

Longtime homebuilder can get help for asbestos-related cancer

Nov 19 2014 | 2:14 pm - Asbestos, widely used in the construction industry for decades, was essentially banned in the 1970s after doctors and the federal government determined that it can cause cancer.

Popular TV shows can mislead homeowners about remodeling costs

Nov 12 2014 | 3:20 pm - Cable TV shows about remodeling have soared in popularity, but the cost of an identical project launched by other homeowners can be much higher if the cameras aren’t rolling.

Most associations can foreclose on owners who haven’t paid their dues

Nov 05 2014 | 4:06 pm - A recent court ruling strengthens the ability of many homeowners associations to file a lien or even foreclose on the home of owners who are behind on their monthly payments.

Ghosts of Blackbeard, Custer and ‘Bandange Man’ may still haunt homes

Oct 29 2014 | 3:18 pm - It’s nigh on the night of Halloween, so it’s time for my annual column about haunted houses.

Plans to buy foreclosure home can be difficult if tenant is involved

Oct 22 2014 | 3:55 pm - Foreclosed homes typically are sold at a deep discount, but the sale can be complicated if the property is currently occupied by a renter.

Old paint cans may cause buckets of legal problems

Oct 16 2014 | 10:29 am - Most cities and counties can now levy heavy fines on homeowners who don’t dispose of a half-used paint can properly.

A reverse mortgage shouldn’t be used to pay for long-term care policy

Oct 08 2014 | 3:38 pm - Many homeowners should reject offers to take a reverse mortgage against their home in order to pay for long-term-care insurance.

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