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Lead Based Paint

Lead Paint Warning

If it’s red – there’s lead! We tested this window last week. Are you buying an older home (prior to 1978)? Your real estate agent will ask you to sign a lead paint disclosure statement (An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards) encouraging you to consider having your home tested for lead based paint.

5 Most Important Elements of the FHA 203(k) Bid (video)

Gary Smith - Home Inspector - Picture of House on Money

Would you order a pizza without naming the toppings? Would you plan a trip without a road map (or at least an iPhone with a mapping feature)? Would you remodel your home and allow the contractor to make choose the design? If

Investor 203(k) Introduced in the House

This week, Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA 25) and Congressman Scott Peters (D- CA 52) introduced H.R. 1997, the Communities Achieving Sustainability Act (CASA). CASA Authorizes the Housing Urban Development (HUD) to make 203k loans to small investors for a 2-year period.