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Aug 30 2015

Strategies for Mold Prevention

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By Michelle Agbayni Mold – it’s not a fun subject, but it’s a serious one – even in the summertime. Flash flooding from summer storms can cause standing water around buildings. Flooding and leaks are the leading causes of mold in homes, and recent studies show that approximately fifty percent of all homes have been …

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Aug 23 2015

Rural Home Buyers:USDA Will Finance

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With an abundance of homes for sale in most of rural Texas, buyers continue to have plenty of choices and lots of bargaining power. With the help of USDA Rural Development’s No Down Payment home loan programs, those dreams of homeownership may still come true. USDA Rural Development’s Rural Housing Direct Home Loan Program offers …

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Jul 24 2013

Lone Star State: Tax breaks for job hunters

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. …

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Jun 20 2013

HIPPY celebrates first year: Sixty children graduate from the program

Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY), celebrated its first celebration with over sixty Gregg county children receiving a certificate for successful completion of their prescribed study on June 7, 2013. The three and four year olds, along with their parents, spent the last thirty weeks meeting with a home visitor that provided a …

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Apr 19 2013

Before you rent, do your homework

Maybe you’re a college student looking to rent your first apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the first time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you can’t afford …

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Jan 05 2012

Medicare in the new year

By Bob Moos The New Year brings improvements and other changes to Medicare. Here’s a brief rundown of what you can expect in 2012. • Original Medicare covers more preventive services. Screenings for cardiovascular disease and obesity have been added to the preventive services available at no out-of-pocket cost to people with Medicare. The new …

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Nov 09 2011

When natural disasters strike

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General Over the years, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires – which were particularly devastating this year – have wreaked havoc on communities across Texas. In the wake of a natural disaster, the victims’ needs are great and their experiences are compelling. Equally moving is the way Texas …

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