May 2011

Found 6 blog entries for May 2011.

People often have a misconception that brick laying is an easy task. There are some inexperienced bricklayers who claim to create beautiful and uniform wall only to find that their efforts have given rise to a faulty shifting wall which will quickly become a pile of rubble. Bricklaying is an art and a serious profession that requires study and foresight.

A brick consists of three parts: the face or the front, the top or the bottom and the ends. Depending upon how you plan to use the bricks, each of these three parts can be laid in two positions. The pattern in which the bricks are laid is called Bond. There are different types of bonds such as running bond, header bond and Flemish bond.

Lets us look at the running bond also known as half bond. This

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While the Fair Housing Act and HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity prohibits discrimination in residential real estate transactions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, there’s no question that it happens. The law is very specific and relates to both the sale of a home and a lenders’ decision to grant you a loan to buy the home of your choice.

If you feel a lender or any other person involved in the home-buying process has discriminated against you, you have the option to file a private legal action against that person or complain to a state, local or federal administrative agency. It would be a good idea to talk to an attorney about the matter, but if you can’t afford one, you can

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You’ve gone through the real estate process thoroughly. You did your homework, researched all the neighborhoods and areas that fit your lifestyle. You’ve gone to all the open houses in Boulder, finally found the perfect home and price-crunched to ensure you could actually afford it. You’ve made an offer on the house of your dreams. Maybe the seller even countered it. In the end, you both agreed to a price and terms with which both parties were comfortable. Now what?

Welcome to the closing on your new home. This is the day when the new buyer and the home’s previous owner finish the property’s legal transfer. Once this process has been completed, the buyer receives the keys to his or her new home.

This sounds simple, right? In reality, there are

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When purchasing a home for sale in Louisville, Colorado, a buyer has a lot of options to consider. There are considerations of price, location, size and a host of other tangible aspects about a property that need to be factored into the decision to buy a home. While choosing the right neighborhood, such as the Coal Creek Ranch community, there are more tedious factors to be considered. A savvy buyer needs to know the difference between the myriad of different home mortgage options that are available to him or her. While Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae loans sounds familiar in name, there are some key differences that are essential to know.

Ginnie Mae’s primary goal is to help low and moderate-income families in the United States make home ownership an

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Different concepts exist for land ownership terminology in property law, both for land that is owned outright and for land owned partially to certain degrees. Concepts and terms exist that also attach to land that is merely temporarily leased. Thus, the respective concepts of freehold and leasehold estates.

The term “estate” probably sounds old-fashioned to anyone who owns a house today. The term tends to conjure up mental images of large, expansive estates from the past. To some extent, there is truth to the assumption. American common law derives from England, and that includes laws about property that once related back to large, English estates of the past. The United States kept both their laws and much of their terminology as a result.

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A lot of terms that may sound complicated and be unknown to you can be thrown around by real estate agents and other knowledgeable players in the real estate industry. These property terms do not always speak for themselves, so they can be confusing to home buyers and sellers. Just the same, the more you understand some of these real estate terms, the higher the chance at success in your subsequent real estate transaction in Westminster, Colorado and surrounding areas. This list includes a pocket listing.

It’s probably pretty obvious that the United States real estate industry came up with this term. When the seller and his or her real estate broker agrees to sign a contractual listing agreement, it comes into play. Either an Exclusive Right to Sell or

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