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July 2018 Archives

How can I stay safe at music festivals?

Warmer weather ushers in the beginning of the music festival season in Pennsylvania. If you are someone who enjoys music and loves concerts, then you may be scheduling in some of these festivals as part of your summer activities. Music festivals bring together large groups of people and various artists. It can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Staying safe at a music festival is partly your responsibility. Here are some tips that can help you avoid trouble when you attend.

How does your credit score affect your mortgage rate?

Getting your financial house in order before you buy a Carnegie home can save you as much as tens of thousands of dollars in mortgage interest payments. One area that prospective home buyers should look at is their credit score. Bankrate explains that your credit score can have a substantial impact on how high lenders will set your interest rates.

What is a short sale?

Simply put, a short sale is a method some Pennsylvania homeowners use to sell a house that has too much debt associated with it. Completing a short sale would not help you keep your home, but it could avoid some of the long-term financial penalties associated with foreclosure and help you get back on your feet more quickly. 

Jury awards Scarpetta waitress $3 million after serious injuries

Recently, a Philadelphia jury awarded waitress Kristin Lisi $3 million following a lawsuit over an assault in 2016 at Rittenhouse Square’s Scarpetta restaurant. According to court documents, Lisi suffered several injuries, including nerve damage from a torn rotator cuff, after a man tried to kiss her forcibly.

What are the types of construction delays?

When you are having something built for you in Pennsylvania, one thing you never want to hear is that the project is delayed. Delays can happen on a construction site for many reasons. Understanding what can cause delays can help you to avoid issues with contractors in the future.

Are wall cracks a sign of a defect?

If you notice cracks in the walls of your newly built Pennsylvania home, you are not alone. This is actually a common issue, but it can stem from a variety of causes. According to Buyers Ask, some of these causes are beyond the control of the builder or contractor, but others may be a defect or due to bad construction.

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