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203(k) Budget Allowances – I could use some extra money!

Mr Smith,  I was wondering some things about the construction bid on our house in Natchez. If the contractor has given me an allowance for an item, and I don’t use the entire allowance, can the access amount be rolled to another item? For example: an allowance of $250 for a vent hood, but I find […]

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FHA Minimum Property Requirements – SAFE SOUND SECURE

The FHA does not require the repair of cosmetic or minor defects, deferred maintenance and normal wear if they do not affect the safety, security or soundness. The FHA says that examples of such problems include, but are not limited to, the following: Missing handrails Cracked or damaged exit doors that are otherwise operable Cracked […]

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Are You An Easy HACK? :: 3 Tips to a Stay Safe, Sound, and Secure

If you’re not very careful with how you handle your mobile device internet connections, your account numbers, loan and case numbers, real estate pass key codes and other sensitive data are at risk of being hacked and your information is at risk of being compromised. Here’s what I do to assure you that when you hire me […]

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Home Inspector Business Development at Deep South Inspector Conference

The Deep South Inspector Conference included Hollis Brown sharing the Do’s and Do Better’s of the home inspection business. He says, “you learn in two ways, by repetition and by shock”. The key is to not be repeatedly shocked! Hollis Brown came to the home inspection profession in 1997, a 25‐year veteran of the east coast home building […]

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2013 – Energy Policy Activity in Mississippi

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released the 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.  After the grades were tallied, Mississippi ranked 51st—lowest of all the states and Washington, DC, and down from last year’s 49th ranking. Please consider contacting your state representative and senator & encouraging them to support these bills pending in this session. […]

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