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1 Home inspection Issues and Checklist

A home inspection typically takes place before escrow closes on the purchase of a new home or building. The need for home inspections has been emphasized heavily over recent years. A home inspection is important because the purchaser of a home is not generally aware of the quality and techniques of construction. Home inspections can vary a great degree from state to state and even from city to city. Furthermore, they can vary depending on the association, if any, the inspector belongs to.

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2 How to take Title - with more than one person

There are several common ways to take title to real estate when two or more parties are involved. The most common, with regards to unrelated parties who are not married or domestic partners is as Tenants in Common. The two other common ways to take title are as joint tenants with rights of survivorship or, for married couples depending on the state, they might take property by community property or tenancy by the entirety.

 

A particular type of deed is not necessary to take title in a...

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3 How to Deal with Employee Evaluations

Creating a functional and comfortable work environment is essential to the success of an organization, and this environment is rooted in open communication. One way to encourage fluid communication in the workplace is through the administration of employee evaluations. Understanding the importance of both positive and negative feedback will help you to conduct and/or receive a constructive evaluation.

The Importance of Feedback (both positive and negative)

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4 How to Start a Marketing Plan

Product Description

Every new business requires a large portion of its initial attention to be put towards the marketing of its product. A business is obsolete if the public is unaware of what is being offered. The first step to a complete marketing plan is being able to describe the business' purpose on every level, from every angle. Is what you are offering a product or service? What is this product or service intended for? How is it unique? You should be able to answer each of the...

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5 How to Start and Run a Green Business

Is your product or service eco-friendly?

Today's society has become increasingly aware of the human impact on the environment and, as a business owner operating within this society, there is really no way to avoid your environmental responsibility. Consumers who are concerned about their own carbon footprint are taking the "greenness" of a company into consideration when making their purchase decisions. As a result of this, companies must adjust their business practices in order to s...

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6 How to Buy a Home: An Overview

Buying a house is typically cited as one of life's most stressful events and with good reason. Whether it is your first home or the place to which you are going to retire, there is a lot to think about. First, a potential buyer must think about the condition of the house by carefully reviewing the seller's disclosures and the home inspection report. Next, a potential buyer must consider the financial obligations of owning a home including applying for and being able to pay a mortgage, property taxes and p...

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7 Legal Steps When Dealing with a Major Illness

A major illness can change the course of your life. Your short and long term goals may need to be altered because of cancer, a heart attack or even the birth of a baby. However, your goals can still be your own and you can still manage the direction of your life by planning for your future. For many patients, the immediate needs are health insurance and time off from work. Longer term needs may include public assistance, creating advanced health care directives, creating a Last Will and Testament, creati...

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8 LawSmart's Guide to Understanding Debt

Life is often stressful and overwhelming for a debt holder. Worry, anxiety and fear often color every part of a debt holder's life and the debtor has trouble thinking about anything other than the money that he or she owes to creditors. For these reasons, it is important to confront the debt and create a legal plan to deal with the financial future.

Potential debtors who are still at the stage of deciding whether or not to go into debt should understand the different kinds of loans available and t...

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9 Getting Married - The Legal Requirements

There is so much to think about when you are planning a wedding. Finding the right dress, the perfect location and planning the menu probably spring to mind immediately. However, there are also some important legal issues that engaged couples should be aware of and must address while planning their wedding.

 

Getting a Marriage License

 

In order to get married, a couple must meet the state requirements for obtaining a marriage license in t...

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10 What to Do After the Wedding

Many couples look forward to a romantic honeymoon or at least some quiet relaxing time after the excitement and intensity of their wedding day. While this respite is undoubtedly welcomed, newlyweds should not lose sight of the business details that need to occur shortly after the wedding day.

 

Changing a Name

 

If one, or both, spouses are going to change their last name then it is important to be thorough and notify everyone who needs to know ...

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