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Basements & Foundations. DoItYourself.com Community Forums. Buddy'smom said: 05-04-04 07:32 PM Smelly Sump Pump Well We Have A Sump Pump Well And It Really Smells Bad.

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Cross Between Moldy And Sewer. Any Ideas?? Last edited by buddy'smom; 05-10-04 at 01:40 AM. Reason: should include that we have septic tank worried bleach will harm system DUNBAR PLUMBER said: 05-05-04 10:20 PM Yes. You need to pull the cover off of the pit, take a garden hose and use bleach and first use the hose to spray the walls and bottom of the pit. 10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains. Wise Bread Picks We all know the warning signs. The sink takes a little longer to drain. You begin to notice water pooling around your feet in the shower. And the odors. The strange, unpleasant odors. So you remove the excess hair and gunk that has built up at the surface of the drain. 1.

Simple enough, but surprisingly effective. 2. Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. 3. If you have a wet & dry shop vacuum, it can become a terrific tool to unclog drains. 4. Tips don't get any easier than this. 5. Get some rubber gloves and eye protection. 6. There are some plumbing jobs that I won't do, but this one is easy. 7. This is a fairly low-tech piece of equipment that works wonders. 8.

Mix 1/2 cup of table salt with 1/2 cup of baking soda and pour down the blocked drain. 9. If your toilet is clogged, pour 1/4 cup of dish detergent in the bowl. Lowe's Home Improvement: Appliances, Tools, Hardware, Paint, Flooring. 022608_rentback. Question: How Are Seller Rent Backs After Closing Handled?

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A reader asks: "I am buying a home, and the seller wants to rent back for two weeks after the transaction closes. Is this normal? What happens if the seller causes damage or breaks something? How much should I charge the seller for rent? I don't know if I feel comfortable letting the seller rent back after closing. " Answer: The reasons why a seller might need to rent back after closing vary, but it's not uncommon for a seller to request a rent back. How to Owner Finance a Home: 8 Steps. How Do I Sell a House With Owner Financing?

Offering owner financing on your home helps the home sell faster in a poor or slow real estate market.

How Do I Sell a House With Owner Financing?

Owner financing in the form of a private mortgage is when you act as the lender and receive the monthly loan payments from the buyer. Selling your home with owner financing is possible with the appropriate planning and preparation. Prepare your home for showings. Clean the entire house, eliminate any clutter, and make minor repairs as needed. Perform cosmetic touch-ups, such as repainting the exterior, to enhance your home's appeal. The Benefits of Owner Financing for Sellers and Buyers. There are many benefits for doing an owner-carry installment sale (owner financing, as opposed to conventional bank financing) for both the buyer and seller.

The Benefits of Owner Financing for Sellers and Buyers

Sometimes the advantages inure to the benefit of one or the other, but in most cases the transaction is "win/win" for both parties. Benefits of owner financing for the seller Most sellers of real property insist on the highest price and all cash. Sellers want a fast closing with little hassle. Sellers also want to pay as little taxes as possible on the gains incurred. 1. 2. In addition, there may be capital gains tax due to Uncle Sam. 3. Furthermore, if your house is not particularly nice or unique, it may take you some time to even find an interested buyer. There are very few "assumable" loans and few sellers are offering "soft terms.

" Tax Breaks for Home Selling. By Julian Block, Attorney Home sellers enjoy a tremendous tax benefit upon resale.

Tax Breaks for Home Selling

Internal Revenue Code Section 121 authorizes an “exclusion” — escape from income taxes — for profits from home sales. The exclusion is as much as $500,000 for married couples who file joint returns, and $250,000 for single filers and couples who file separate returns. How are Home Owners Taxed On Profits Above the IRS Exclusion? What happens, though, when the gain is greater than the exclusion ceiling of $500,000 or $250,000? Answer: The excess is taxed as a long-term capital gain at a maximum rate of 15 percent, plus applicable state taxes. The key requirement: Own and live in the property as your principal residence for periods aggregating at least two out of the five years ending on the sale date, and at least two years must have elapsed since you last used the exclusion. What About Tax Breaks for Personal Property?

When you sell, be mindful of special rules for furniture. Appliance Repair: Sears Home Services in Frederick, MD.