Archive for 2017

September 21st, 2017

Why You Need An Experienced Real Estate Lawyer

There can be many reasons why you might need an experienced real estate lawyer. For example, one of the most common reasons people turn to this type of legal expert is when they are buying or selling the property. Other times when a real estate lawyer is needed can include problems with adverse possession, partitioning of property that is owned jointly, neighbor disputes, and homeowner association problems.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a real estate lawyer is an important part of the business transaction. Your real estate lawyer, whether you’re the buyer or the seller, will be able to draft contracts, provide legal advice regarding the content of the contracts, and ensure that all laws are adhered to in legal documents as well as in the conduct of the parties involved in the transaction.

For example, there are required disclosures that must be made during the sale of any real estate. One of these disclosures has to do with lead-based paint. If you are selling a home that was built before 1978, federal law has very clear disclosures that you must make, including the disclosure of any known lead-based paint used in the home as well as the specific wording in the contract, and signed statements verifying all requirements have been met. This must be done even if you have no knowledge of lead-based paint in the home.

Each state has their own laws regarding what must be disclosed as well as how those disclosures must be made. Typically, there are special forms that must be used for specific disclosures. Additionally, as a property seller, you’ll need to ensure that you have some type of verification from the buyer that all disclosures were given to them. If you don’t have proof of providing the right disclosures with the correct wording or on the right form, you can risk serious legal trouble if a buyer comes back to sue you.

While there are probably many areas of a real estate transaction that you can handle on your own, hiring an experienced real estate lawyer will be money well spent. You’ll have the legal expertise you need in order to ensure that all contracts are handled properly. Additionally, your lawyer will be able to make sure that your rights are protected.

April 12th, 2017

Maximize Use Of LED Stair Lights

Successful residential and commercial lighting design takes advantages of the many features of LED stair lights. This modern lighting is energy efficient, long lasting and able to run on low voltage. It is also durable and can withstand extreme temperatures. Lighting with LED (light emitting diodes) fixtures or strips is an ideal solution for stairways, both indoors or outside.

Although the primary purpose of lighting is optimum visibility for whatever activities are taking place, safety and attractiveness are also important considerations. A stairway is usually well lit to increase safety, show the way and offer an invitation to move from one level to the next. The flexibility of LED lighting allows a designer to combine functionality with creativity.

Residential LED Lights
Stairway lighting is not reserved for commercial buildings. It is becoming more popular in residences, perhaps because of its affordable efficiencies and definitely for its visual appeal. With an aging population, there is also a serious safety issue of tripping and falling on stairs. LED lighting solutions include:
• Recessed lights in the walls down near the steps
• Recessed lights near the ceiling shining down on the stairs
• Strip lighting along the handrail and/or along each riser

Although safety is important, most homeowners do not want their stairways to be so well lit they become a distraction. Fortunately, LED lighting can be activated by a simple motion sensor.

LED lighting is also practical outdoors in a home setting. Light bulbs at each step can welcome visitors to the front door. Strip lighting can outline the steps on a backyard deck, making sure no one takes a fall at an evening backyard barbecue.

The many effective uses of LED lighting for stairways in commercial facilities include:
• Strip lighting on each riser in enclosed stairwells
• Recessed lights every few feet in stairway walls
• Suspended lights for more coverage in dark stairwells
• Recessed or strip lighting for each step leading into building
• Bulbs on rail posts outside to outline a hand rail

Whether for a single home, apartment building or large commercial complex, LED stair lights are available as light bulbs or strip lighting. They come in various colors and can be motion activated. The flexibility of this LED lighting allows designers to address safety issues while creating interesting, engaging environment.

January 25th, 2017

Five Must Have KLR 650 Accessories

Off-road adventures are always amazing if you have the right motorcycle, gear and friends to share the experience with. Since you may also need to ride on paved roads when going to or from the trails, you will need a Dual Sport motorbike, and the KLR 650 is a great option. The 651cc liquid-cooled KLR usually comes ready to take on the challenges of adventure motorcycle riding, but you will need several accessories to enhance your experience. The following is a list of KLR 650 accessories that enhance an already fantastic bike:

i) Engine Guard/Skid Plate  

When riding your KLR 650 on a rugged terrain, there is always a chance that your engine may hit a rock due to the uneven terrain. To protect your motorcycle, you need a skid plate. A rugged skid plate not only protects, but it just makes a KLR 650 look tough.

ii) Luggage Racks & Panniers

If your trip will last more than a couple of days, you will need to carry a lot of luggage with you. Adding some luggage racks or panniers will make a KLR 650 even more versatile. There are a wide range of saddle bag options, so you may want to consider your needs and style before making a purchase.

iii) Doohickey Upgrade Kit

The doohickey upgrade is a must for any KLR 650 older than 2008, and even the newer 2008+ KLR’s benefit from the stronger balancer idle lever & spring.  The upgrade is inexpensive and you can do it yourself in just a few hours.  Definitely worth the extra piece of mind.

iv) Windshield

If you’re putting some miles on your KLR, a windscreen is something you’ll want to add to your bike.  Not only does it reduce the wind blast you feel, it offers protection from rain, bugs, & gravel.

v) KLR Fork Brace

As good as the KLR650 is, it’s not perfect.  By adding a fork brace, the brake pull and instability of this bike can be improved.