Navigate Challenges Of Renting Out Your Home | Times Free Press

Others find they need to rent out the home of an elderly parent who has moved into a care facility. More than 3 million owner-occupied homes were converted to rental properties between 2007 and 2011, according to a 2013 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Heres some advice for those taking on this challenging new role: FINDING THE RIGHT TENANT A credit check and legal background check can help you find reliable, honest tenants, says real-estate agent Gail Carpenter of Northwood Realty in Pittsburgh. Sometimes a credit check alone will rule out an applicant, she says. Personal references can be useful if the applicant is local and you have mutual acquaintances.
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Woolworths Sees Fifth Year Of Losses At Home Improvement – Bloomberg

The Masters venture initially aimed to have 150 stores by this year. Five consecutive years of losses at the home improvement unit through 2016 will make it harder for Chief Executive Officer Grant OBrien to restore annual earnings growth of more than 10 percent, which Woolworths achieved for 11 consecutive years to 2010. The chain will likely post A$2.45 billion in net income in annual results due Aug. 29, an 8.6 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the average of 11 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
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Team Report – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Yahoo Sports

By cutting ties with Revis, it enabled the Bucs defensive backs to grow into new roles. Verner is a ball-hawking corner who is actually younger than Banks. The Bucs are counting on Barron and Goldson to set the tone for the defense in the secondary. SPECIAL TEAMS: K Connor Barth, P Michael Koenen, LS Jeremy Cain, KOR Jeff Demps, PR Eric Page. Barth missed all of 2013 after suffering a torn Achilles while playing in a charity basketball game a week before training camp.
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Aaron Schock on what millennials want (Opinion) – CNN.com

S.E. Cupp

You can’t get a 0% or zero down mortgage, you’ve got to put 10 or 20% down. Well for a $200K starter home or a $100K starter home, that’s 10 or 20,000 dollars. That’s some serious money. And so it creates a bit of an obstacle for some people getting that starter home. Cupp: Liberals like to point out the issues that drive conservatives apart, whether that’s gay marriage, immigration or foreign policy.
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Team Report – Kentucky – Yahoo Sports

Whitey’s Home Improvement – Montrose, CO

Then things get much tougher as Kentucky opens SEC play on Sept. 13 at Florida, a program that has traditionally handled the Wildcats with ease. After a bye the following week, Kentucky closes the month with a winnable home game against Vanderbilt. KEYS TO SUCCESS: The growth of the young players is essential for Kentucky to begin winning more football games. That means mistakes need to be minimal as well as reducing the amount of unnecessary penalties.
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Mr. Fix-it With Lou Manfredini At Floor & Decor Aurora | Wgn Radio – 720 Am

LAWRENCE: Mrs. G breaks ground on its new home | CentralJersey.com

Stop by Floor & Decor in Aurora, Il for your chance to get the latest in Do-it-yourself home improvement projects, say hello to Mr. Fix-it himself, and enter for the chance to win a $500 Floor & Decor gift card! Mr. Fix-it with Lou Manfredini Saturday, August 23
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G TV and Appliances. Mrs. G TV & Appliance moved into temporary quarters in another part of the Worldwide Wholesale Floor Coverings building at 2720 Brunswick Pike across the street from the Mercer County Branch of the Mercer County Library System in April. The groundbreaking ceremony this week marks the start of construction work on Mrs.
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Third-place Finisher Kurt Busch Enjoyed Front-row Seat – Yahoo Sports

Terror havens in Syria, Iraq: Why the West should worry – CNN.com

Watkins Glen has made a number of safety enhancements in recent years, and NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton indicated the process is under constant review. “It’s a constant improvement process,” Pemberton said during a televised interview with ESPN during a red-flag period that lasted more than an hour while track workers repaired the Armco barriers. “And as you know, many of the places we go to, the facilities, are multi-purpose, and we’re only here one weekend a year–and it’s busy throughout the rest of the year. “Watkins Glen has made great advancements.
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Syrians gather at a site hit by barrel bombs, allegedly dropped by a regime helicopter on the opposition-controlled Mesekin Hananu district of Aleppo on February 8. In this handout photo released by the state-run SANA news agency on February 8, civilians wave national flags in Damascus as they take part in a rally in support of President al-Assad. A man stands next to debris in the road following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo on February 8. Medical personnel look for survivors after a reported airstrike in Aleppo on Saturday, February 1. Syrians carry a dead body following an airstrike on February 1. A man walks amid debris and dust on January 31.
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