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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
I suggest hiring a pool contractor. Let them obtain permits do the work.
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Fri Aug 5, 2011
Susie "Q" McEuen answered:
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in the face of the economic crisis, crime has increased in all areas throughout the country. Don't let stats scare you into not buying one of these wonderful historic homes. Be your own judge and look at the street you are buying on. How are the homes and yards maintained? Is pride of ownership obvious? What type of activity is happening at nights and on the weekends? And, no matter what neighborhood you live in, a monitored security system is a great crime deterent and gives you peace of mind. And, remember, crime happens in the richest of neighborhoods, always be smart and secure. ... more
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
A big factor when considering the dangers of randon is where you're at.

Before moving to Florida 18 years ago, I lived in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Because of the presence of coal in the rock strata throughout much of the area, radon testing is often done. Sometimes I think it's as common to have radon tests there as it is to have termite inspections here in Florida. These tests are taken very seriously All radon test records are kept on file with the state of Pennsylvania and must be disclosed to future Buyers.

However, one factor which I don't believe gets enough consideration is how airtight the home is. Older homes can be very drafty and poorly insulated. A home like that is not going to present the same potential for allowing radon buildup inside as a newer home which may offer less possibility of air leaks.

Also, the amount of time people spend in a home over a lifetime is a factor in whether randon affects them as well. In our mobile society, I'm not sure many of us stay in one home for 20 years anymore. Does that mean you shouldn't test for radon? Not at all. Buyers should conduct whatever tests and inspections they feel are needed to be comfortable with their purchase.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014
Lee McKibben answered:
If you are buying just an acre, probably between $10K and $15K.
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Shirley Finnorn answered:
So you do have the house on the market? Your letter doesn't actually say that. Your brothers are owners and you can't sell it without their signatures. If they don't want to sell it, you can't do it. Why not sell your share to your brothers and move? To you, it's the same end result as if you sold the house. ... more
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Fri Nov 21, 2008
Deidre Berry answered:
Butch,

The Florence area has several good medical facilities...Eliza Coffee Memorial (ECM) in Florence, Hellen Keller in Tuscumbia, and Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals. However, for more specialized care, a lot of people will go to Huntsville, Birmingham or Nashville. Hope that helps! ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2008
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
You might look at some type of Government Grant or City /state funding program. Also I would check into Habitat for humanity or your local church- Carpenters for Christ Program.

Hope this helps ... more
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Tue Sep 2, 2008
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
Call your insurance provider you have and check their rates - Just like anything else you buy compare rates and plans and buy the best product.
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
B,

It sounds like you and your landlord need to sit down for a cup of coffee and get to know one another. This may open the door to understanding each other a little better.

Misunderstandings are a part of life that only become problems if we allow them to........if you ignore the opportunity to correct the issue, as you can see, problems only get bigger.

You can overcome this if you choose.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Dan Therrell answered:
Eutaw,AL is not far from Tuscaloosa, AL where the University of Alabama is located. It is a very small southern town, with a population of only about 2000 people. However, is very old, with 27 antebellum homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

I think that the people who live there feel it is a great place to live, but it is in one of the poorest counties in Alabama, so anyone moving there might want to have a retirement, or other source of income.

If you are into restoring old homes this might be the place to live!

Dan - Fairhope,AL
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Wed May 14, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Harry.....

You may want the contact your local chapter of Christmas in April. This would be the kind of project they may be interested in.
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Fri May 9, 2008
Marlin answered:
Homewood is very nice. It is one of the premiere communities near the Birmingham area. Are you thinking of moving to Homewood? If you have school aged kids, Homewood has excellent schools also. Please contact me if you have any more questions. My office is located in the city of Homewood. ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2009
Tia Stanley answered:
As you probably know, Gulf Shores is quite lovely. I would love to assist you. Are you just looking for an opinion about the complex, or is there a specific concern(s)? Are you interested in a particular unit or just in general? Also, do you have a preference for a 'Direct View' or 'Indirect View'? Will this be your primary residence, rental property, vacation home? Please let me know if I can be of help. You may contact me directly through my website, which will have my email & phone number. ... more
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Linette Carroll answered:
Check with local churches , schools, and government centers. They should know if there are any senior centers and they may even have a facility.
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Judy Pittman answered:
hi betty, please let me know if you find something so i can maybe look in the blue ridge,ga. area for the same,maybe if there is not you can start one in your home maybe 2times a month. i know i will also, its so lonely for so many of us around 60 who have no one,but maybe our little dog for company.......best wishes,blessings to you,,,,,,,,,,,judy pittman, moving from fla. to blue ridge,ga. age 59....... ... more
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