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How to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

Build a Safe Home Playground

Make Your Home a Safe Haven for Kids

Avoid Grill Fires, Explosions and CO Poisoning

Don't Let a Burglar Ruin Your Vacation

Is Your Tap Water Safe?

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?

Localities Crack Down on Homeowners Alarm Calls

Radon Sends Ripples through Water Systems

Are you a Hazardous Waste Case?


Know the Lead in Real Estate Rules

It's the Law
And all must obey.

First-time homebuyers have enough on their minds without having to worry about lead. Under the federal lead disclosure law, homebuyers are entitled to test for the presence of lead paint in homes built before 1978.

And, prior to selling an older home, the seller must disclose any known presence of lead�it's the law! Home sellers or landlords of homes built prior to 1978, must do the following for homebuyers or tenants:

1 � Provide an EPA-approved information pamphlet on lead-based paint hazards

2 � Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint on the property to be sold or rented

3 � Include an attachment to the sales contract or lease with a Lead Warning Statement and confirm that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements

4 � Provide homebuyers a 10-day period of opportunity to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment

Know the Law
And what it means to you.

Your real estate professional or settlement attorney should make sure both buyer and seller is fully informed about lead. That Sheds Some Light on Lead, Doesn't It?

Let's move on... Household Hazards that can hurt your kids, and what to do about them!

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