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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Kendratara answered:
Section 502 direct loans are used primarily to help low-income households purchasehomes. They can be used to build, repair, renovate, or relocate homes, or to purchaseand prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities. They may also be usedto refinance certain debts when necessary to avoid losing a home or when required tomake necessary rehabilitation of a house affordable.
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Mon Mar 1, 2010
D.L.Cote answered:
Appraisals are like you know what, everyone has one. When I research a property I just google the full address in the search bar and do your own homework. Zillow is all you need to research a property actually. Just compare apples to apples, sales prices within 6mo, similar area, lot size, square footage, beds/baths you get the idea. And never pay for an inspection until you have done a title search and gotten approved. The inspection is the last on the list, and frankly I use that as a 'gotcha' clause to lower the price at the last minute, if I choose. ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
John Herrigel answered:
Hi Dena,

I recently moved from Bath down to Portland, but the city offers a plethora of opportunities like Terry talks about below. I would also encourage you to investigate Brunswick, about 10 minutes away, as with Bowdoin College located here and being about twice the size of Portland, the combination of both is great! ... more
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Wed May 27, 2009
Jeffrey Campbell answered:
There are different alternatives to fixing the problem. There Point of Use and Point of Source treatment systems. The former being the less expensive option, adding a small treatment system(typically R.O. , reverse osmosis) to for example below the kitchen sink; the latter being a larger, more expensive system that will treat the water at the "source" as it enters the home... it will treat water before it goes to any point of use... sinks, tubs, toilets... so while it does the best job... it also treats more water than needed...

Point of source units treat the water in the same manner but only at the faucet being treated... so you must consider cooking, drinking, ice cubes, bathing (particularly with smaller children as arsenic is cumulative).

In my opinion and I have no knowledge of resale values... a home with an R.O. unit would give me piece of mind that my entire home is treated... regardless.

Feel free to contact me with any additional questions or clarification...
Jeff
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