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Marriage records refers to information that has been filed or recorded by local, state, federal or other government agencies, such as the date the marriage license was filed, bride contact information and groom contact information. Marriage records that are created by the federal and local government are accessible to the public through physical files or online listings. Sometimes you can access Michigan Marriage Records for free, but often this process takes weeks or even months.

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Source: Thomas Whaley

How a Wickless Flameless Sootless Candle Company Has Changed our Lives

When I look back to November 2006, I remember only one thing. How a short, but sincere conversation with my wife has changed our entire financial future.

It was some time after 7 pm when I returned home from work that evening. My wife, Alexis was sitting on the couch with our two small children watching TV. She was holding a catalog she had been given to her by a friend from church that day. Alexis recounted to me how her friend Christy shared with her a new business she was involved in and how her friend asked Alexis to talk to me when I returned home to see what I thought of the company and the products.

See now, I fancy myself on being somewhat of an expert on home-based businesses. My entire professional career has been working for and supporting the growth of direct selling companies. However, it wasn’t until I saw the enthusiasm on my wife’s face that I realized it didn’t matter what the product or the company was, I needed to support my wife in something she really enjoys…and candles fit the bill. A home-based candle company was perfect for our family.

It has now been a little over a year now since my wife started her own home-based candle company and she is on “fire”. The products sale themselves with their features. They are flameless, wickless candles that are completely safe with small children in the house. When Alexis started her own home-based business we didn’t know where the U.S. economy was headed but we knew we needed to make more to catch up with our rising living expenses. And now that we are entering into a recession, we are seeing higher prices at the pumps and utility bills that seem to jump 10% each year. Nevertheless, we have discovered that we made our home recession proof with our home-based business.

When the economy begins to take a downturn, most everyone is faced with the dilemma to tighten their purse strings, downsize their lifestyle or look to pick up additional streams of income. Robert Kiyosaki stated at the February 23, 2008 SUCCESS Symposium in Dallas, Texas the following in regards to how poor people and rich people react to increasing their income – Poor people look to find an another job and Rich people look to start a new business.

What better way is there to achieve additional tax breaks, have flexible hours, keep 100% of what you earn, and choose what activities you want to do that day?

You too can make your home recession proof with a home-based candle company.

To learn more about taking control of your financial future, go to www.homebasedcandlecompany.com

Source: Ben Mayo

The Texas 12-Step Plan to Manage Holiday Stress

The weather in Austin, Dallas, Houston and the rest of Texas is already starting to cool down. This means, for many individuals, the stress of the holiday season is almost upon them.

When your stress peaks, it’s hard to think, let alone act. These steps can help you keep normal holiday depression at bay:

– They’re your feelings, acknowledge them. If a loved one has recently died or you aren’t near your loved ones, it’s normal to feel sadness or grief. So take time to cry or express your feelings. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holidays.

– Get support. If you’re feeling down, talk to family members, friends, or community, religious or social services. They can provide support.

– Consider volunteering. Get involved and help others. This can lift your spirits and broaden your social circle. In addition, get support for organizing holiday gatherings, meal prep and cleanup. Don’t go it alone. And don’t be a martyr.

– Be real. Families change and grow. Traditions change too. Hold onto the traditions you want to. Understand that, in some cases, that may no longer be possible.

– Put your differences aside. Accept family members and friends as they are. Set differences aside for a better time to discuss. Stress and activity levels are already high enough during the holidays. So leave well enough alone.

– Stick to your budget. Decide how much money you can afford to spend on gifts and other items. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy an avalanche of gifts. Try donating to a charity in someone’s name, give homemade gifts, or start a gift exchange.

– Plan ahead. Set aside time for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. That should help prevent a last-minute scramble. Also allow extra time for travel so that delays won’t worsen your stress.

– Just say no. Individuals understand or should be made to understand, if necessary if you can’t do certain projects or activities. If you can’t say no when you’re asked to work overtime, try to rearrange your agenda to make up the time.
– Keep your healthy habits. The holidays should not become an excuse to eat badly. Treat yourself, but keep in mind that overindulgence will only add to the stress and guilt. It is often a good idea to have a healthy snack before holiday parties to keep you from overindulging.

– Take a time-out. Make time for yourself. Go to a quiet place, even if it’s the bathroom, for a few moments. Find what helps keep you calm.

– Think about your resolutions, New Year’s or otherwise. They can set you up for failure if you choose something unrealistic. Try basic, healthy lifestyle routines. Set smaller, more specific goals. Choose realistic resolutions that will keep you feeling valuable.

– Accept imperfections. In real life, people don’t usually resolve problems within a half-hour, as the TV sitcoms would suggest. Something always comes up — and it may all happen in the same day. Expect and accept that things will go wrong.

– Seek professional help if that’s what you really need. No matter what you do, you may find yourself feeling seriously sad or anxious. Perhaps plagued by physical complaints, like lack of sleep, irritability and hopelessness. Or you’re unable to face routine things. If these feelings last for weeks, talk to a medical or a mental health professional. You may be seriously depressed.

Source: Pat Carpenter

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A Different World

An official welcome to the UP and a hearty hello from all of the Yupers. Go to Paradise, twice. Paradise is at the junction of M123 and the road which goes to Whitefish Point, the Graveyard of the Great Lakes. Many ships, including the great Edmund Fitzgerald, lay at the bottom of Kitchee Gummee, Lake Superior. They sank either from sheer stupidity, i.e., running into each other, or from the gale force storms, which are common on this greatest of all the Great Lakes. Put all of the water from Lake Superior on the USA and you will cover it to a depth of five feet.

At Whitefish Point is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum seems to be a reverential memorial to the ships and men who gave their lives to the great waters. A hushed atmosphere surrounds the exhibits depicting the stories of some of the wrecks and some of the salvaged artifacts from the ships. The bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald centers as the place of honor, memorializing the men who lay at the bottom of the lake.. In another building a video shows the fateful tale of this mightiest ship to ever sail the Great Lakes.

The tour also includes the lighthouse keepers quarters, where for ten dollars a month, he and his family lived in total isolation tending the flame of the light and rescuing the sailors shipwrecked on the shores. This area was called the Alcatraz of the Lighthouse Service, because the keepers of the flame were effectively cut off from the rest of the world for much of the year.

Return to Paradise. Doesn’t that sound neat? Off to Tahquamenon Falls: Upper and Lower. The lower falls is really two steep rapids separated by an island. The upper falls, four miles down the road, is two hundred feet wide and fifty feet in height. It is the second highest falls east of the Mississippi.  Guess which one is the largest? Paved trails take you to the falls and ninety-four steps lead to the summit of the upper falls. When you reach your journey back to the parking lot, dripping with perspiration, legs wobbling from exertion, you are greeted by a microbrewery with restaurant. All sing the Hallelujah Chorus. On tap is a stout, an amber ale, and a blueberry ale. The stout is especially memorable.

Take a circle tour to Grand Marais on Lake Superior. Drive along a unpaved road on the shore of Superior, come across the North Country Scenic Hiking Trail, which extends from Vermont to North Dakota, linking up with the Lewis and Clark Trail. Grand Marais is a picturesque fishing village at the Eastern terminus of Pictured Rock State Park. Five miles from town is the Sable Falls. Over one hundred fifty steps take you to the bottom of these falls, which have suffered with an abundance detritus from the harsh spring.

Munising, MI is the port which offers two different boat tours on Lake Superior. One explores the sunken ships in the area via a glass bottomed boat. The other is a two and a half hour cruise along the Pictured Rocks State Park on the northern shore of Lake Superior. On a 90 plus degree day, a rarity in the UP, you will be very comfortable on Lake Superior, which averages a water temperature of between 38 and 44 degrees. The geological formations and variegated colors of the rock strata is the result of both wind and water erosion and the loss of over three hundred feet of water depth over the eons. After the trip on the lake go see one of the formations up close from land. Go to Miner’s Castle. You will not be disappointed by the shore view.

Drive through Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming to Van Riper State Park on Lake Michigamme. This is moose country. However, the moose, at this time, were keeping cool in the swampy areas of the region. Smart Moose.

Leave early for Copper Country, the Keweenaw Peninsula of the UP. There is a campground in Hancock, MI, located on a canal which separates part of the peninsula (island) from the mainland.

Tour the Quincy Mine. The Number two shaft building and the hoist house dominate the hillside overlooking Hancock and Houghton. For over one hundred years, this mine produced millions of tons of copper. There are ninety-two levels to the mine reaching the depth of over nine thousand feet. To take the tour of level seven, the only one open to the public, you take a short ride on the only cog wheel tram in the Midwest. This goes down the hillside at a thirty-seven degree incline. It feels like you are on a roller coaster descending the first hill in slow motion.

When you reach the correct level, the temperature drops thirty degrees from the cold air being expelled through the adit (the horizontal mine entrance). You are given coats and hardhats to wear as you board a tractor driven wagon into the mine. From the 1840s through the 1960s there were hundreds of mines stretching from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon. Very few made any money. Most were closed down because of the fall in copper prices after the World Wars. The wages were pitiful, $1.00 to $2.00 per day for 10 hour days work. Some of the conditions and wages improved, because of violent strikes in the 1910s and later. Nevertheless, being a copper minor was hard, back breaking,   work, its fringe benefits were outstanding though. There was blindness, deafness, and early death due to the old standbys such as falling down an open mine shaft if you tripped. And another great company perk was free housing as long as you lived–of course if you died your wife and kids had 30 days to ship out or marry someone else. Ah yes, the romance of being a miner.

Imagine working in total darkness with only a candle on your hard hat (felt soaked in resin). From the 1840s up to the invention of the power drill around the beginning of the 20th century. The men worked in three man teams: one held the four foot drill, while the other two hit it with eight pound sledge hammers at a rate of one swing per second. After each swing the holder would make a quarter turn on the drill. If he grew tired he used hand signals to stop the swinging. This was to place his thumb over the edge of the drill; the area being struck. You did not leave the mine for any reason until the end of your shift or else you were not paid for the day. You had to provide your own tools, including candles and drill bits. If your candle went out, which happened frequently because of air currents in the mine or water dripping, you just sat there until found. Only the fool walked in a totally dark mine. There were open shafts, low ceilings, and passages leading to other levels and areas of the mine.

Wen you are in UP, you have to try the pasties.  They are meat pies brought by the Cornish miners to the area.  They can be found anywhere in the UP.  What a great meal!

Drive the spine of copper country. Stop at the Mining museum at Calumet. The Calumet and Hecla Mining Company was one of the largest on the peninsular. Calumet is still a relatively thriving town, even though the mines have long been closed. Many of the old buildings are being used for other purposes, such as education, storage, etc.

On December 24th 1913, a disaster took place at the Italian Society Hall. During a deadlocked and vicious strike a Christmas Party for the wives and children was being held at the hall. Someone yelled “Fire” and panic ensued. Even though this occurred ten years after the infamous Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago, the doors to the upstairs hall sill opened inwards. Over eighty women and children were trampled to death in this incident. There was no fire. The building is long gone and grave locations are unknown, but the memory lingers on. Ironically, there are still many public buildings still with doors which open inward.

Just down the street from Calumet is a small town of Laurium. Some of the wealthy mine owners built their homes in this town. The Laurium Manor is a B & B by night and a museum by day. The mansion has 45 rooms and boasts a 1,300 square foot ballroom on the third floor. Just down the street is the Victorian B & B, an equally impressive mansion. Such wealth amid such poverty.

Continuing North on US 41 are town after town sprung up because of the mining industry. They are reminders of an era long past. At the northern terminus of Rte.41 is Copper Harbor, the ferry dock for Isle Royale National Park, fifty miles in Lake Superior. The State of Michigan also operates Fort Wilkins State Park. Fort Wilkins was built in 1844 to keep the peace among the miners, after the land was ceded by the Chippewa Nation to the USA. Copper was always known to be in the area, but now “we” could get our hands on it legally. The Native Americans had been mining the pretty metal for thousands of years. Everyone knew it existed, but not in such great abundance. In the State Park are numerous shafts going down over 125 feet, dug by the miners who came in the 1840s.

Found out a new word today: sutler. A sutler is a store in a fort which carries nonmilitary articles, such as tobacco, alcohol, playing cards and other amusements, like today’s PX. This was different from the quartermaster’s store where only military supplies could be gotten.

Drive to the top of Brockway Mountain. This is 735 feet above Lake Superior with views on a clear day as far away as Isle Royale. The CCC during the depression erected the stone walls along the road. They are a marvel of engineering.

There are many other side trips to take in Keweenaw County: Delaware Mine Tour, Eagle Harbor and Lighthouse, Copper Harbor Lighthouse, Mandan Ghost town (named after the Mandan Indian tribe who were fair haired and blue eyed—some say descended from the Welsh).

On the way back to Hancock, take the mandatory stop at Gay, MI. A smoke stack is the only remaining symbol of the copper stamping plant which was there. Gay has one bar, appropriately called “Gay Bar”. If it wasn’t for the name, the bar would be just one of the local dives you find in any small town. What makes this so unique is the name and Yuper is spoken there. Yuper is more a frame of mind rather than a language. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. It is well worth the $2.00 for the beer.

Stop at Adventure Mine for an underground tour. This is different than the ones at Quincy or Delaware Mine. What made this interesting is that the mine tour went from one side of the mountain to the other side. On this side was an overlook of the countryside. To the right was a manmade cave. Native Americans mined for copper at this spot. Archeologists date the excavation to be more than 7,000 years old. Lake Superior was six hundred feet higher then and this area was a island. The archeologists found stone hammers under the slag pile. These hammers were rounded and formed to fit the hands of either right or left handed people. The stone is not native to the area, but is found in Northern Canada.

Visit the Restoration Project at the Victoria Mines. This is near Rockland, MI, once the second largest town in the UP. The project consists of five two story houses which bunked twenty four men at a time. They slept in shifts. Wives did the cooking, laundry, etc.

Source: John Pelley

Television Series Reveals Pre-marital Secrets of Couples

(Dallas, Texas—May 2, 2008)—Hollywood may be the entertainment capital of the world, but Dallas, Texas over a thousand miles away, is the hotbed of Reality Television. That’s the location of the studios of Tommy Habeeb, a prolific and successful producer of television shows like “Cheaters” and “Stag,” two of the tube’s most popular reality shows, chronicling the basic instincts of the human condition.

Following the phenomenal success of “Cheaters,” Habeeb decided to create the next generation of a show that was fresh, different and having greater appeal to a younger audience. Securing a PPV (pay per view) contract, insured the necessary stream of income to produce a quantity of shows and an opportunity to get programs in the can. It also provided time to work out the kinks while getting funding for the series, prior to rolling it out for broadcast. While this was a somewhat creative and unique approach, it enabled the process to function.

“With 50 episodes wrapped and ready in the can, I had enough product to do a slow roll-out for ‘Stag’, the same way we brought out ‘Cheaters’ one station at a time,” he reflects. “Since ‘Stag’ is a controversial reality show with obvious emotional impact due to its subject matter, several station groups had been waiting for the ratings to see if there would be any negative response before launching its full syndication. The first test hit big, with no backlash and ‘Stag’ has had big ratings, beating its predecessor in its time slot.”

Even after reviewing thousands of applicants seeking to have their “test of love ” memorialized on “Stag,” only 50 of these couples were selected for the series. Each show requires 30 crew and staff members and takes the entire month to complete, from concept to final editing.

But there were also various unexpected and unique interruptions. During several episodes of the 3-day taping sessions, four of the future brides, confronted by their fiances’ indiscretions, ran to the kitchen on the set and grabbed large knives with which to administer their own swift justice.
The most original excuse given by a male partner caught in a compromising situation, according to a poll taken by the show’s crew: “I was with the other women, so I could learn something new to add to our relationship!”

Currently, two of his internationally syndicated shows, “Stag: A Test of Love” and “Billionaires Car Club” hosted by Andrew Firestone, are attracting large audiences as well as getting a great response by DVD enthusiasts. However Habeeb isn’t resting on his laurels and has five different series in production including a game show set in Las Vegas and a reality show dramatizing accounts of victims, preyed upon by swindlers and con artists.

The tall native Texan producer, has yet another occupation away from the studios, when he isn’t relaxing with wife Claudia and youngsters Richard, Alexander and Zachary. He created and developed a product specifically for youngsters. It happened one hot Texas day when he was out for a walk, pushing the stroller with his kiddies who were thirsty and had no way of sipping water. When he returned home he put pencil to paper and soon became the inventor and patent holder of the nationally distributed Baby Sport Nipple Adaptor, enabling toddlers away from home, to use conventional water bottles. Sometimes reality is not only on a television screen.

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For additional information go to the websites: www.stagonline.com , www.billionairescarclub.com and www.tommyhabeeb.com

Source: Gerald Porter

First Aid for a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

According to the World Health Organisation, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Heart attacks make up a significant proportion of these deaths. Being able to quickly recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is incredibly important, as early medical treatment significantly improves the prognosis.

What is a heart attack?

The heart is a muscle which pumps blood around the body. Like every other muscle in the body, it requires a good blood supply to ensure enough oxygen & nutrients are delivered and waste metabolic products (such as Carbon Dioxide) are removed.

The heart receives its blood supply from the coronary arteries which branch off from the aorta (the main artery in your body).

If a coronary artery becomes blocked (e.g: due to a clot), then the heart muscle beyond the point of the blockage will not receive an adequate blood supply. This will result in death of the heart muscle.

The medical term for a heart attack is ‘myocardial infarction’ (myocardium means heart muscle, infarction is tissue death due to lack of oxygen)

How do I recognise a heart attack?

Common signs & symptoms include:

> Central chest pain, which may spread to the arms/jaw/back/abdomen. Does not ease or go away.
> Shortness of breath
> Casualty becomes pale and sweaty
> Fear and anxiety
> Irregular or weak pulse

Not all of these symptoms may be present. In fact, some heart attacks can be ‘silent’ with very little pain which is often mistaken for indigestion. There has been some research which suggests these ‘silent’ attacks are more common amongst women and diabetic patients.

If you have any reason to suspect a heart attack, you should treat for one. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

First aid treatment for a heart attack/myocardial infarction

Step 1: Call an ambulance/emergency medical help, say that you suspect someone is having a heart attack.

Step 2: Make the person comfortable, if possible ask them to sit on the floor. The best position is known as the “W” position, this involves the person sitting up with something under their knees to raise them. This reduces the strain on the heart.

Step 3: If you are able to, ask the casualty to chew on a 300mg (big) aspirin. If they have any other medication for their heart (a spray etc.) which a doctor has told them to use, then let the casualty use it.

The casualty may loose consciousness before the ambulance arrives. Try to be reassuring and calm, the casualty will be incredibly frightened and anxious which could aggravate their condition.

No two attacks are the same. Different people may suffer different symptoms, there isn’t always the ‘classic’ presentation described above.

Source: John Furst

Dirk Nowitzki NBA Season

Born on June 19, 1979, Dirk Nowitzki is a native of Germany and currently plays for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. After applying early for entry into the 1998 NBA Draft, Nowitzki was selected ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was immediately traded, however, to the Dallas Mavericks. He struggled during his early career, as many athletes do, but has since risen to become one of the top players in the league.

During his NBA rookie season, Dirk Nowitzki averaged 8.2 points per game. The following year, during the 1999-2000 season, found Dirk finishing second in the NBA’s Most Improved Player voting. That season, he played in each of the 82 regular season games and averaged 17.5 points per game, which was more than double his average for the previous season.

By the time the 2000-2001 season rolled around, Dirk Nowitzki became the first player in team history to be selected to the All-NBA team. At that time, he became the team’s leading scorer with an average of 21.8 points per game. In the 2001-2002 season, Nowitzki’s success continued to grow as he averaged 23.4 points per game. During a bout of misfortune, Dirk Nowitzki suffered an injury to his left ankle that kept him from participating in six games. This marked the first time he had ever missed a game due to injuries.

During the 2002-2003 NBA season, Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high average of 25.1 points per game. In addition, he averaged career-high assists and steals. In December 2002, Nowitzki missed two games due to yet another ankle injury. This one, however, affected the right ankle, which was sprained during a December 10 game against the Clippers. When the 2003-2004 season was underway, Dirk Nowitzki was averaging 21.8 points per game. During a November competition, a right ankle sprain took him out of the game after only seven minutes of play. This injury led to five games being missed.

Today, Dirk Nowitzki averages 26.6 points per game, stands 7′ tall and weighs 245 lbs. He is a forward that can often be intimidating to opponents as he not only has the height to earn points, but to rebound with ease. Away from the court, Dirk Nowitzki enjoys reading and playing the saxophone. His mother and father, both skilled in sports, have two children. Dirk’s sister, Silke, works for the NBA in International TV. His father, Joerg, played handball and his mother, Helen, was a star player for the German women’s national basketball team. Just before joining the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki served a mandatory term with the German Army from September 1997 through June 1998.

Fans who would like to request a signed photo or simply send Dirk Nowitzki their best wishes are urged to do so in care of his NBA franchise team. If you are requesting an autograph, be sure to include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) along with your request. It is recommended that fans not send an item that they could not afford to lose, such as prized possessions or limited edition collectibles. There is never a guarantee that an athlete will be able to accommodate every autograph request, which is why the most common items to send include a blank index card, trading card and/or photo. Letters and requests should be mailed to:

Dirk Nowitzki
Dallas Mavericks
The Pavilion
2909 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226

Source: Cristi

Michigan Vs. Illinois


Michigan – 2 1/2 vs. Illinois

Just when you count them out, Michigan (2-2) (1-0) makes you pay.  Michigan Stadium’s 500th Game was one of the most thrilling in the stadium’s 80-plus year history.  Things could not have gotten worse after the first half in Ann Arbor.  Only one team in the Great Lakes State gets booed off their home field and that is the Detroit Lions, not the Michigan Wolverines, but that is exactly what happened last Saturday.  Then everything changed.  Trailing 19-0, Michigan scored to make it 19-7 and then incredibly scored two touchdowns in less than 10 seconds to take the lead they would not relinquish from the shell-shocked Wisconsin Badgers.  Can Michigan, written off after their turnover, in addition to rain-drenched debacle in South Bend two weeks prior, be a player in the Big Ten this season?  With the Wolverines knocking off the top team in the conference, and #9 team in the country, this is certainly possible.  But the big test will be this week when the Fighting Illini come calling for the 501st game at Michigan Stadium.

Illinois (2-2) (0-1) had Michigan right were they wanted them last season: on ABC in Primetime and in Champaign.  It didn’t work out so well for the Illini however, despite all the hype of Juice Williams and the resurgent Illini, the Wolverines beat them much like they usually do, 27-17.  Illinois may have more famous rivals like Northwestern or Missouri, but their hatred for the Maize and Blue is powerful and why not?  Chicago has a large Michigan alumni base which roots for Michigan and not the school at the other end of the state and the Illini is 21-66-2 since the series began way back in 1898.  Their last win came in 1999.  Last week, despite trying to fight back numerous times, the Nittany Lions had the right answers.  Illinois has got to get back on track and no better than in this game in Ann Arbor.  They must take advantage of their bitter rival in a perceived down year for them.  If they can steal a victory out of Ann Arbor, look for the team to really take flight with games against Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa and Western Michigan in a stretch of five games that includes Wisconsin.

For Michigan, a win against another quality Big Ten opponent will go a long way to giving the young team some confidence in a wide-open conference.


Source: Daniel

We buy houses: Do not get trapped in such real estate scams

With the rise in the numbers of foreclosed properties around the world and especially in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas region of the United States, the presence of “We buy houses” advertisements are becoming more and more significant. Many companies in various counties such as Denton County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, and Rockwall County have come up to offer solutions for distressed and unfortunate owners of homes by buying their properties. This comes as a relief for those who have invested in real estate.

The programs of We buy houses in Dallas Fort Worth Texas seek to provide multiple advantages to struggling homeowners. Nevertheless, you must be made aware that they have the potential of causing more damage than good. You will realize that whenever there is an opportunity to make a good amount of money, there is always the presence of scammers. These scammers have multiple opportunities by taking advantage of the present crisis in the housing market.

If you have to sell your property very urgently, you do not have to panic or get worried. It is true that in present conditions of recessed market of housing it is quite difficult locating a qualified purchaser. Thus you should look for some reputed and reliable companies of We buy houses in Dallas Fort Worth Texas. You should also be prepared to deal with some buyers who expect to purchase such foreclosed properties at very low rates.

Once any property is declared as a foreclosure, its notice of default becomes rather public in terms of record. In such situations, you can be approached by certain companies offering you protection for foreclosure. Some other ‘We buy houses’ companies will offer to purchase your home for cash. Yet some others will attempt to make very high claims as certified mitigators of bank loss and assist you in negotiating your mortgage land. You should be very careful of such claimants. Most of them are not genuine or trustworthy.

If you want to prevent yourself from getting trapped into scams, you should avoid programs of ‘We buy houses’ that are offered via TV solicitations, phone, and mails. On the other hand, you should look for real estate professionals who essentially specialize in probate properties, foreclosures, and short sales in the region of Dallas Fort Worth Texas. In this context, financial experts advise the consultation of at least three real estate professionals before finally taking a decision.

Once you sign up a deal with a specific program of ‘We buy houses’ in Dallas Fort Worth Texas, ensure that you get everything written very clearly. Do not forget to read and comprehend all the legal documents very carefully prior to actually signing the deal. Most of the documents of real estate can be confusing for lay persons. It is advised that you request an attorney of real estate to review these documents once to see if your interests are protected.

Finally, trust your instincts to guide you. If you feel that any program of ‘We buy houses’ is not genuine then do not go for it. Do some homework to avoid getting trapped in scams. A little research on the Internet can be beneficial for locating the best programs in Dallas Fort Worth Texas.

Source: Dan Dwayne

Check out these official "How to" videos for the BlackBerry KEYone

Just the other day, we passed along a video from BlackBerry showing you how to use the keyboard shortcuts on the BlackBerry KEYone handset. Of course, the video is only useful if you’re planning on picking up the latest from BlackBerry. The phone, which features a gorgeous looking physical QWERTY keyboard, will launch in the U.S. on May 31st. If you’re dreaming about tapping out emails, texts and social media messages on those luscious keys, you have about a month’s worth of dreaming left until the real thing is in your hands.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn as much about the …