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July 2016

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While you're luxuriating in a tropical locale or in a quaint European town enjoying time with friends or loved ones, thieves could be planning to attack your home and ruin more than your vacation. There are some easy steps you can take to make your home look occupied while you're away and protect your property.

"If it looks like there are still people at home, you are much less likely to be robbed, do everything you can to make it look like there is activity both inside and outside the house." said A Secure Life. 

Add a security system

If you don't want to deal with the monthly output, you can buy a DIY alarm system like iSmart Alarm, offering an eight-piece set "with an alarm hub, two window sensors, two door sensors, a motion sensor and two

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You have signed a contract to purchase a house. Your potential lender has qualified you for the mortgage loan, on the condition that the house will appraise high enough to support the loan. Now you have learned that the appraisal has come in too low, and the lender is not prepared to commit the loan.

You have a number of options.

Let's take this example. Your contract price is $500,000, and you are seeking a loan which will be 80 percent of the purchase price -- or $400,000. Such a loan will help you avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI) premiums. However, the lender has appraised the house for only $480,000, and will only lend you $384,000.

Here are some of your options.

1. Cancel the deal. Read your sales contract carefully. Do you

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