Roofing For Commercial & Residential

When it comes to residential and commercial roofing, there are quite a few aspects one should look for out of a contractor. A roofing contractor should be not only knowledgeable of your specific type of roof, but experienced in working the specific type of roof. Repairs and installation can be problematic if you dont know what to look for.

When looking for a roofer, check out their credentials. Make sure they are licensed and bonded. When it comes to new roof installations, they should also have a warranty on the job, labor, &/or roof being installed. Some are 5-20 Years like these Cincinnati Roofing Contractors who have years of experience and offer a backed 15-20 year warranty on all new roof installations. Don't just settle for any roofing contractor, find the best.

Also, if you need a specialized commercial roofing contractor in cincinnati, check the Cincinnati Roofing Pros out.

IT Law in Ireland: More on the music industry case against Ireland

IT Law in Ireland: More on the music industry case against Ireland

Oh Giada

Yesterday was a lazy day here in the Hampton house. It rained all day, so I decided to take that opportunity and get some house chores done. I mopped the floors, hung a few pictures that had been patiently waiting for a few months, paid all the bills, researched on electricity providers in Texas for a better power rate, and threw a healthy meal in the crock pot. I paid bills and researched on my laptop in the living room while watching ‘Giada at Home’ on the Food Network. Talk about hunger pains! Just as I was starting to smell the pot roast in the crock pot, she whips out a smoked salmon, goat cheese and arugula tart. HEAVENLY. Just watching her make it made me want to dump the roast and start over for the day. Not to mention how gracefully she prepares things. She’s rhythmically chopping leeks, where I’d be chasing little pieces all around the cutting board with a too-dull knife. Oh, Giada, you and your pretty accent make me look bad, woman.

Old TV

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to watch old Christmas movies. Films like “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” really make the holidays complete. We have direct tv, and there are so many channels that during the holidays there are countless movies on television. I think one of the reasons I enjoy these films is because they remind me of Christmas when I was a child. I have little children of my own now, and I hope that the memories that they are making are as lasting as the ones that I made as a child with my parents. Christmas was always a really joyful holiday at our house. My own mother loved to bake, and Christmas time meant delicious baked goods for our house as well as the neighbors. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and one of the ways I know it is here is to see the classic Christmas programs show up on TV again. Some channels are even playing a different Christmas movie every day up until Christmas. I love the holidays.

Sending your kids to school is tough!

I've always thought that it's a little tough thinking about how your kid will one day grow up into an adult and hopefully not live under your roof. But I guess something that's even harder to handle thinking about is that one day very soon they're going to start going to school. Well, I'm in that situation right now and I'm trying to deal with it in the best way that I can. It's tough though, but some of my friends who have older kids and have been there are really trying to help me out along the way.
I was online looking at an email exchange I was having my sister about it and reading through some parenting blogs. While I was doing that I ran across the site After I looked through it a little bit I decided to change over our home Internet service to it.
I know that I shouldn't be making such a big deal out of the first day of kindergarten. As my sister reminded me, I'll also have the first day of college to look forward to, or not.

Foreclosure Process (Step-by-Step)

The Foreclosure Process - Step by Step Process -

Summary of Foreclosure Process:
The foreclosure process, a term often used today, is simply when a mortgage holder or a money lender decides to take legal action over the borrower, when the contract terms of the lending process are not met. (or failure of borrower to make payments their payments!)

Normally, in such agreements, the law agrees that when the borrower is failing with the payments, the lender is liable to take possession of the property, to avoid being at a loss with the deal and recoup the investment.

There are several legal procedures that are taken along this process but it essentially starts out with the signing of a promissory note. A promissory note completely gives the lender total security under the mortgage put upon a house or property. When the borrower fails to meet the stipulated payment terms, the respective loan ceases to generate profit for the lender or Mortgage Company. Since the cash flow is not running through that mortgage, the mortgage has entered a stage where it's considered a non performing process. At that point, the mortgage company can start a foreclosure process.

Lets take a look at the 4 stages in a Foreclosure Process!

Stage One - (Pre-Foreclosure)

At this stage, the foreclosure process has not been initiated yet. We are at a stage where the borrower fails a payment and the law now considers the individual as being at legal fault towards the lender. After two weeks of being late, the borrower is now considered "officially late" and a new process is initiated. At this stage, the lender company often calls the borrower or sends a late payment note and tries to understand whey he/she is late.
If the borrower continues to be at fault towards the lender for 45 days to 60 days, the mortgage company can send a "demand" notification. The borrower is then officially informed, viaegistered mail, that he is breaking the contract! The term Foreclosure is, for the first time, mentioned in the lender's communication. The borrower will be given information on how to stop the foreclosure process and is encouraged to communicate with the lender.
Around the 90th day, the mortgage company's lawyers have started to study the process and taking legal action, redirecting the lender's claim to state court or contacting the trustee.
There are two types of foreclosure processes that can be initiated. Judicial processes and non-judicial foreclosure processes.

Judicial Foreclosure:
Once there is clear intention from the lender to take legal action on the borrower at fault, the lender will then be required to show evidence to the court of law. The judicial foreclosure method is often used in States where the lien theory is predominant. In those cases, the lien property can be used to compensate the lender, when the borrower is at fault.

NON-Judicial Foreclosure:
The second type of foreclosure process is non-judicial. This process includes the use of a deed, rather than a mortgage to secure the contracts. In the trust deed, a third party trustee is often assigned to receive the deed in trust and to help the lender sell the borrower's property, if the borrower fails to meet the contract. Before the beginning of the actual foreclosure process, the borrower can always try to pay the debts and safe keep his home. If the borrower pays his debts, the lender can, at some points, not only terminate the official proceeds but also reinstate the loan.

Stage Two - (The Auction Sale)

When you reach the auction phase, the foreclosure process has been initiated. The pre phase is officially shut down and now begins the process of auctioning the borrower's property and tries to get back the money from the loan. The auction process takes place at the courthouse and the highest bidder takes the house. The homeowners' rights to the interest in the property are terminated by the auction sale, except in the so called redemption periods, which brings us to stage 3!

Stage Three - (Redemption Period)

How long this period lasts is dictated by state law. The new happy owner has now full access to ownership rights but his owning of the property is only technical because during a period of time, which is defined by law, the late borrowers can still have the last chance to redeem themselves on the late actions and try to gather the necessary amount of money to buy the house back from the new owners. In this Redemption period, the new owner is legally obliged to sell the house, if the late owner can reinstate the missing payments to the lender.
Not all states have redemption periods and it actually depends on heavily on if the states defends the lien or the title theory. In most pro-lien states the redemption period is instituted and in most title states, the redemption periods are not mandatory but are also an option. They range in duration from several days to over a year.

Stage Four - (Post-Foreclosure)

The final phase is called the Post- Foreclosure and at this stage, the property is irrevocably in the total ownership of the new owner or the mortgage institution, if it was not yet sold.
The redemption period has come to an end and the borrower was not successful in paying the total debt, so the property ownership was transferred to the lender. This property, is not causing any interest to the firm and is now part of the lot, and called a REO (real estate owned).

Those properties are obviously, most often listed on auction sales or with any real estate agent. It's not uncommon to go to a real estate agent and find bank owned homes listed on sale; the purchase process is equal to buying a 'regular' home. The process is simple and can be done with the help of your real estate agent. Look for a Short Sales Specialist in your state!

Obtain Free Foreclosure Listings

Obtaining Free Foreclosure Listings - Key To Generating Profits In Foreclosures!

Foreclosure listingsDon’t pay for foreclosure listings! It’s that simple. Trust me there are a number of ways to obtain free foreclosure listings but here is something you NEVER want to do.

NEVER call the agent named on a sign in the yard of a house you want to buy. This is important in any home purchase but especially important in learning how to buy foreclosures.
Remember, the agent on the sign works for the Seller (bank) and protects the Seller’s best interests, not yours.
Find a local real estate agent who will agree to work for you as a buyer’s agent. We’ll be going into more depth in future articles about how to find the right agent but suffice it to say, you need someone who is working for you.
After all could you imagine a divorce attorney representing both husband and wife? Of course not. So make sure you have your own representation that can help you navigate the labyrinth of problems that may arise in the purchase of foreclosure.

Now once you have secured your own buyer’s agent, he or she will feed you all of the listings that you need for free. There are also some good sources of free foreclosure listings. You should check them out and see if they work for you.
free foreclosure listings
Some of them have a subscription fee but they don’t charge you for actual listings. The subscription fees are nominal and inconsequential compared to the potential profit that you can make buying foreclosures. Most of the subscription companies have been around a while and are also quite reputable.