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 MONTGOMERY COUNTY,  Texas -- All  southbound main lanes of I-45N will be closed starting  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm through Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00 am. Southbound traffic will  be diverted onto the frontage road just south of Windsor Lake Blvd. through the SH 242 intersection. All traffic  will be allowed to re-enter IH 45 main lanes at ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Don Arsenault]
Young, first-time buyers are struggling to purchase a home. Young first-timers are finding themselves competing against other bidders who are willing to pay cash. Meanwhile, many young buyers are having trouble qualifying for a loan, often due to high student loan debt.  Overall, young buyers have been left out of the housing recovery more than any other age group, according to a USA...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By John Askins]
Neighbors wage war every day over blocked views, loud noise, big and small annoyances. Do you have a good neighbor policy? How’s it working out?If you live in a neighborhood, you’ll have to interact with your neighbors at some point. How do you keep the peace? Image: JJRD/iStockphotoFile this under No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: A Buffalo home owner sued her neighbors for cleaning up her littered&n...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
When it comes to mortgages and home improvement, many consumers have some complaints, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America, which reveals the top consumer complaints. Among its list of top “worst” consumer gripes: mortgage-related problems, home improvement, timeshare sales and resales, Internet sales, and fraud. Many of the mortgage complaints have stemmed from the fore...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Holly Smith]
With another tax filing deadline passing, some people never throw tax records away. Others do not keep them long enough.Knowing what to hang on to, why certain records are needed and how long they should be saved can save storage space and prevent problems should you be audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).“There are tax and nontax reasons for keeping records,” says Dr. Jerrold Stern, pro...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By John Askins]
If you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know how to properly care for your new place. But you can avoid some costly mistakes by doing routine home maintenance that protects your investment. Here’s a basic home-maintenance checklist to help you get started.Check gutters regularly to make sure they’re properly attached and clear of sticks and leaves...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
Thousands of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure years ago may have finally moved on, rebuilt their finances, and even considered home ownership again. But first, they may have to face a rising number of debt collectors who are chasing them down for money they still owe from the foreclosure they thought they had left in the past.More banks are getting aggressive in pursuing deficiency ju...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By John Askins]
You might want to avoid talking to Siri while in your car. The iPhone voice assistant was found to be one of the most dangerous among various voice-controlled car systems recently studied by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety.In the study, 45 participant drivers were asked to use hands-free commands while driving in vehicle simulators on residential streets. Researchers monitored response times, ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By John Askins]
As home owners look to rebuild from any powerful storm system, they may find a shortfall in adequate home insurance coverage to cover all of the damages, the USA Today reports. Most home owner insurance polices provide coverage for tornadoes, and home owners do not have to buy extra coverage like they do for earthquakes or floods. However, research has shown that despite 96 percent of people ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By John Askins]
“It doesn’t matter how good you are in the property management business, there’s always something you’re can get sued for,” Lori Burger, CPM and the Institute of Real Estate Management’s 2014 president. Part of it is just the nature of the business: Balancing relationships and contractual agreements with both property owners and renters can leave property managers open to litigation fro...
Read Post [Posted on 10/14/2014 By John Askins]
League City named one of top 5 safest cities in Texas by CQ Press For the second year in a row League City is named one of the safest cities in the nation; and this year League City is moving up in the ranks. CQ Press lists League City as the 29th safest city in the nation and the fourth safest city in the state. The publishing company releases an annual City Crime Rankings reference book...
Read Post [Posted on 10/13/2014 By Kristi Wright]
Property taxes are an important source of revenue for city governments, but rates can vary substantially across the country.  Property taxes make up about one quarter of home ownership costs over the median duration of ownership, according to a study by two researchers with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.  The study’s authors—Benjamin H. Harris, policy director of the Hamilton P...
Read Post [Posted on 10/12/2014 By John Askins]
Newton, Mass., has been crowned as this year’s best U.S. city to live in, according to rankings from 24/7 Wall St. The publication narrowed its list to 550 cities (all of which have more than 65,000 residents) and ranked the cities based on seven major categories: crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure. The labor market was one of the key measures use...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By John Askins]
Rising student-loan debt is putting a dent in the housing market. A new report from John Burns Consulting estimates that 414,000 home sales — or 8 percent of all sales — won't happen this year because more buyers are strapped with too much student-loan debt. That will cost the housing industry an estimated $83 billion a year, according to the study.About 5.9 million households under the ag...
Read Post [Posted on 10/01/2014 By John Askins]
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