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Common Home Problems And How To Deal With Them

Common Home Problems And How To Deal With Them

Common Home Problems And How To Deal With Them

When it comes to home ownership the home owners are the ones responsible to make repairs or call a professional to help out.  An unmaintained home can quickly lead to disaster as little things like plumbing leaks, leaking gutters, electrical problems can turn into major repairs requiring a lot of money to fix.  On the other hand fixing those minor issues can be a great cost savings to the owner and results in a home that works great and stands the test of time.  Check out some of the common home problems and how best to deal with them below.

Clogged Toilet

Nothing can be worse than a clogged toilet.  Especially if there is only one toilet in the house avoiding a clogged toilet is not possible.  Whether the clog is a result of children putting things in the toilet that don’t belong, old drain lines or something else, clearing a clogged toilet can be easy with the right tools.  A plunger and a toilet auger are must haves for any homeowner as their onetime cost alone should total no more than $50 dollars for a good set.  On the other hand a call to a plumber for clearing any toilet clog can be $75 or more per call and that sometimes is just the starting fee.  If a particular toilet is prone to clogging the cost of calling a plumber can add up over time.  To learn how to properly plunge or auger a toilet be sure to check out this article here which takes you through the steps of unclogging drains.

Clogged Sinks

Clogged sinks are another common issue that generally...

Great Things To Do In Cincinnati During The Summer

great things to do in Cincinnati During The Summer

Great Things To Do In Cincinnati During The Summer

Looking for some fun things to do in Cincinnati this summer?  Whether you are a resident or visiting from out of town, Cincinnati has lots to different options to keep one busy.  From amusement parks, water parks, museums, the theater, food, and more check out some of the great things Cincinnati has to offer below.

Amusement Parks

Looking to ride some roller coasters or get wet with some water slides or both then Kings Island (located a little over 20 miles north of Cincinnati) is for you.  Kings Island offers a variety of different roller coasters and other carnival type rides to keep one busy all day.  In addition to the rides Kings Island offers Soak City for cooling off and enjoying the water.  With thirty six water slides, two wave pools and more Soak City can be enjoyed on its own or in conjunction with the roller coaster and regular rides in Kings Island.

Closer to Cincinnati (approximately 10 miles east of the downtown area) is Coney Island that also offers rides and a water park. Coney Island’s offers a number of different thrill rides and carnival type games to keep you entertained.  On the water park side Coney offers water slides, a water tower, a diving pool and has the world’s largest recirculating pool which covers two acres.  Whether you want to enjoy the water park or the carnival rides Coney is another place to go in Cincinnati.

Museums

Cincinnati has many different museums to choose from offering options...

What To Know About Doctor Loans For Buying A House

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What To Know About Doctor Loans For Buying A House

While the mortgage programs for military veterans is common knowledge due to being sponsored by the federal government, less known about are doctor loan programs offered by many banks. Some loan programs are generally offered exclusively to doctors whereas others expand to include many others employed in the medical profession.  Nurses, physician’s assistants, physical therapists and more may qualify for some of the programs depending on the lender.  This article focuses on the doctor mortgage loan programs in particular and some of the information provided for this article is from Walt Wollet of Fifth Third Bank who is licensed to lend in 32 states and based in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Why A Mortgage Loan Just For Doctors?

Fresh out of school doctors may have a large amount of debt from student loans but due to their earning potential they represent a good client to the banks.  So while the doctor’s assets and current income may not be that high at the start of their career they have the ability to earn quite a bit and build up their asset base quickly.  Once employed as a doctor they are able to work for some time increasing their earnings as they go up.  The risk for job loss for doctors is also very low due to high demand for those in the profession.  That all adds up to a long-term customer banks would love to have and a reason to earn and keep their business.

Doctor...

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