Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

You should buy a home. That’s what you’ve been hearing from friends and family, right? So, by now you have likely already weighed the benefits and decided that home ownership was the best decision for you. That’s a major hurdle now passed. You are focused and certain. Good.
Almost 80% of all home searches today begin on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, home buyers can search through hundreds of online listings, view virtual tours, and sort through dozens of photographs and aerial shots of neighborhoods and homes. You’ve probably defined your goals and have a pretty good idea of the type of home and neighborhood you want. By the time you reach your real estate agent’s office, you are halfway to home ownership.
Learn the many tips for buying a home on this informative site and avoid some easy problems you might not be aware of. So read this web site thoroughly and become a wise home buyer by not making some of the classical mistakes pointed out on this web site.

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Gregory J. Scott Homepage

Today’s FamilyFirst pick is an absolutely amazing collection of photographs that a photographic artist has posted.
Gregory J. Scott is a photographer that defines the very art.
This amazing site has very little in the way of dialog, but is absolutely loaded with hundreds of images available in low and high resolution.
The man has a way with a camera.

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The Owl Pages

They’re mysterious, they’re beautiful, they strike terror in the hearts of rodents everywhere.
Owls are nocturnal creatures who make their presence known by calling during the night an doing their best to rid the world of rats and mice.
A pair of barn owls nesting in a box in your yard is as desirable as a house full of purple martins.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called The Owl Pages. It’s all about owls.

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Gjenvick-Gjonvick Archives

The USA has long been the goal of immigrants. While the wave has been from the southerly direction for quite a few years now, once upon a time it was the dream of many a European to get on a ship and sail to America.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. It’s a vast collection of photographs, passenger lists, steamship brochures, and many more interesting tidbits from a time when many of our ancestors were leaving one part of the world to come to another.
My own family sailed over from Norway in the late 19th century. I hope that eventually, as passenger lists continue to be indexed, the name “Endreland” may turn up.
That would be a thrill.

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Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

We’ve all seen the mouth-watering ads for fast food. The burgers, burritos, sandwiches, and salads look too good to be true.
There’s a simple explanation. They ARE.
Photographers spend hours setting up the perfect ambiance for a perfectly-made fast food item to look its immaculate best.
But when you drive up to the window, the restaurant employee doesn’t exactly take the same time to prepare your order.

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