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How to Tell That a Home Has Pronounced Settling Without Going Inside

Telltale Symptom:  Wavy or Uneven Floors How do prospective home Buyers (and their agents) know that a home has pronounced settling without setting foot in the home? (note: foundation settling is usually benign ” up to a point ” and typically results in wavy or uneven floors). A. The settling shows up in the (online)...
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How to Tell That a Home Has Pronounced Settling Without Going Inside

Telltale Symptom:  Wavy or Uneven Floors How do prospective home Buyers (and their agents) know that a home has pronounced settling without setting foot in the home? (note:  foundation settling is usually benign — up to a point — and typically results in wavy or uneven floors). A. The settling shows up in the (online)...
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Orange Juice "Sweat Equity"

Old Houses and Fresh Orange Juice Here’s how I introduced the concept of (orange juice) sweat equity to my three kids: You can go to a restaurant and order eight ounces of fresh orange juice for $3.50. Or, you can buy 5 pounds of fresh oranges at Target for the same price, and use your...
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Turning 50!

Big Milestone AheadNow that I’m on the verge of turning 50 (undisclosed date later this year), I find myself following the same health advice that I give to clients who own older homes (and which I followed when I owned one): wait till three things break, then fix them all at the same time.
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