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03-26-06

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2006

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On the House

KEEP YOUR HOME DRY TO AVOID WATER WOES BY MORRIS AND JAMES CAREY

What is the single most damaging element in the home today? Here are some clues: It causes cracks in plaster and wallboard — especially over windows and doors. It causes doors to catch and stick. It is the reason for mildew on window sills and in showers and the reason why basements and crawl spaces reek with the smell of thriving fungus and bacteria. It is the primary reason for rust and corrosion both inside and outside your home and it is what puddles in your crawlspace or basement during a heavy rain, or if you leave the garden hose running for too long. Rust is the obvious result of

exposure to water, and most folks are beginning to learn that mold and mildew can only thrive if there is plenty for the fungi to drink — like in a damp shower, laundry or basement. A sticking door, not to mention cracks in walls and ceilings, most often result when the soil beneath the home radically expands or contracts when water hydrates the soil and then evaporates. The ensuing house movement is a truly shifty problem. The maintenance of these conditions can be endless. But there is something you may not realize about water that can cause an interesting kind of damage that you may never have thought about before. Did you know that when a

HOME SALES IN NORTHEAST BROWARD ADDRESS SUBDIVISION DEERFIELD BEACH AREA

termite looks at your home it sees dinner? Did you know that when a termite sees a wet home it no longer sees dinner — it sees a banquet. That’s no joke. In fact, New Orleans was not only beaten, battered, and flooded, but it is now one of the most termite-infested areas in the country. Termites make a big deal out of carrying water back and forth to the workers so that they can survive in dry areas. That task is not necessary when their meal is generously accompanied by ponding water. After the San Francisco earthquake in 1989, we learned that anchor bolts and earthquake hold-downs don’t work like they are supposed to when

wood had been attacked by either water or termites. And a house doesn’t have a chance when both have been around for a while. What can you do? Keep your house dry by following these simple steps: Clean gutters and downspouts at least once a year. If you don’t have gutters, add them. All of the water that collects on a roof ends up around your foundation when gutters are clogged or when they don’t exist. Also, a downspout that discharges water near the foundation is a no-no. We call it selective flooding and nothing will grow fungus, mold and termites faster. Check your roof after each storm and seasonally to make

PRICE

TAXES

YEAR BLT

SQ. FT.

$215,000

$2,649

1984

942

$237,900 $330,000 $400,000 $335,000

$2,534 $4,312 $2,859 $3,625

1986 N/A 1984 1999

$230,000 $360,000

$1,071 $2,116

$225,000 $422,500 $205,000 $104,500 $347,000 $295,000 $209,000 $379,000 $249,999 $255,000 $289,000 $208,000 $264,900 $237,115 $190,000 $180,000 $245,000 $269,900 $247,500 $259,000 $190,000 $628,425 $277,000 $175,000 $180,000 $304,900 $240,000 $270,000 $65,000 $260,000 $636,000 $202,000 $605,000

BR/BA

sure the highest point in your home remains dry. Although this can be best performed by a pro, you can help. Get a set of binoculars and look at the exterior from a distance. Look for split or missing shingles and piles of debris that can dam or hold back water that can cause flooding in even a light rain. Caulk the exterior of your home. Especially at windows and doors and where separations have occurred in the exterior stucco or siding. And remember, paint isn’t just for pretty. Paint also protects wood siding from water attack. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the work yourself, hire someone. It will always be cheaper to hire prevention that

it will be to make repairs later. Here are a few tips you can look for that may help you to find termites: Darkened wood or wood with little holes. Mud tubes traveling between the earth and your wood floor. Sawdust anywhere in your home. Little tiny wings — especially on window sills. Bubbling paint. Spongy floors. For more home improvement tips and information, visit our Web site at www.onthehouse.com

SELLER

BUYER

PREV. SALE

PREV. PRICE

2/1

Francine Jayme

Graziela Souza

8/19/2002

$116,000

1,236 1,389 1,530 1,526

2/2 N/A N/A 3/2

Scott A. Siders Shawn M. Robertson David Valletta Peter Algozzini

Marco Carvalho Louis Zabala Liliam Leao Cleide Santos

7/30/2003 4/29/2004 4/15/2005 9/12/2003

$145,000 $199,000 $251,000 $187,000

1980 1988

1,371 1,337

2/2 2/2

Sarah R. Fowler Oliver E. Mortrude

Rosemary Baker Mario Misuraca

9/1/1989 4/1/1987

$80,000 $87,900

$2,446 $5,046 $1,600 $2,163 $2,757 $4,392 $2,300 $2,542 $3,384 $3,080 $1,051 $2,992 $1,061 $2,144 $2,682 $2,259 $2,633 $2,835 $2,278 $2,620 $2,588 $9,351 $2,708 $1,936 $1,586 $2,491 $2,866 $3,149 $8,960 $1,280 $5,342 $898 $3,385

1986 1989 1987 1987 1983 1990 1985 1999 N/A 1976 1962 1983 1975 1957 1962 1955 1962 1959 1975 1956 1970 N/A 1957 1981 1977 1972 1962 1980 1963 1966 1961 1963 1964

1,236 1,767 1,236 1,236 1,510 1,243 942 1,464 1,316 1,240 1,239 1,148 960 824 1,294 1,208 1,704 1,141 1,033 840 1,270 1,984 824 952 986 1,296 1,408 938 2,079 1,390 1,707 1,064 1,653

2/2 N/A 2/2 2/2 3/2 3/2 2/1 N/A N/A 2/2 N/A 2/2 2/1 N/A 2/2 3/1 2/1 N/A N/A N/A 2/2 N/A N/A 1/1 2/1 2/2 N/A 2/1 2/2 3/2 N/A N/A N/A

William M. Nealy Arturas Padkamaris Robert E. Desrosiers Lewann Tonna Jose Fernando Cervantes Michael A. Gonzalez Victor E. Rosado Roger Gilmore Jason S. Beta Adolfo Dos Santos Antonio P. Mendez Paulo C. De Blanco Thomas E. Franklin Edward R. Walters Germano Lattanzio Jeffery Reynolds Arnold Pierre Erick R. Garcia Matthew Frank Andrew Sinyaver Cleopatra Hewitt Charles D. Blount Steven Buckner Elyane Fontes Ana Lucia Franco Elisa Oliveira Biagio Tamburello Bruce Medina Randy Fischer Nadir Tibolla Stephen Kahn Nelson Foote Sonja L. Reposa

James Paugh Bikramjit Jaswal Gina Vandine Lewann Tonna Afranio Pinto Agnes Rodriguez Maria Moreira Rozario Olivarez Vanessa Camargo Marcelo Locks Elisangela Jorge Marcia Rangel Adam Critch Michael Moore Atanachi Gonzalez Darryl Owen Baldemar Valdovinos Martha Prado Marco Mello Brian Geraghty Oleg Matiash Charles Blount Charles Rosenblatt Marcos Desouza Vilma Mansur John Barrett Nubia Moraes Sergio Save Lisa Roskowski Maria Gonzalez Cheryl Benca Sun Lovers Properties Inc Michael Rizzuti

6/23/2000 7/13/2001 10/26/2001 3/15/2002 11/9/2001 8/25/1997 8/14/2003 7/26/2000 6/21/2002 1/16/2002 11/18/1994 8/30/2004 3/31/1998 7/14/2005 8/24/2004 11/20/2002 6/20/2003 1/7/2003 2/18/2005 12/23/2003 10/7/2004 5/29/2003 6/4/2003 11/16/1994 3/21/2005 6/19/2003 4/1/1973 4/26/2005 8/19/2005 7/16/2004 2/11/2005 3/10/1997 7/8/1997

$85,000 $162,000 $95,000 $111,000 $155,000 $95,000 $133,000 $142,000 $130,000 $110,000 $72,000 $156,200 $73,000 $165,000 $50,000 $80,000 $140,000 N/A $183,000 $127,000 $140,000 $460,000 $124,000 $58,000 $150,000 $148,000 $19,500 $247,000 $1,150,000 $178,000 $462,000 $60,000 $175,000

$209,800 $174,000

$460 $352

1958 1982

1,050 952

N/A 1/1

Indira Singh Fabio Silva

Indira Singh Lucilia Martinez

12/30/2004 10/22/2004

$122,000 $147,500

$640,000

$7,762

1977

2,566

N/A

Barbara Evans

Thomas Cordaro

8/6/2004

$530,000

$610,000 $311,995 $485,000 $430,000 $750,000 $1,400,000 $380,000 $135,000

$8,362 $1,588 $5,063 $4,287 $4,445 $12,910 $4,267 $9,444

N/A 1998 1960 1990 1957 1976 1954 1952

1,822 666 1,652 1,008 1,520 2,052 1,364 1,196

N/A 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2 3/2 3/N/A 2/N/A

Cristobal Ortega Melanie G. Arcuri Michael Finno Lance Mehler Louise M. Loomis George Marshall Milagros E. Flores Dimitrios Anagnos

Ezra Shamy Albert Mackowski Debra Alderdice Ryan Grotta Robert Kniskern Daria Davis Miguel Sanchez Richard Grondin

8/14/2003 6/11/2004 11/22/2004 6/15/2001 12/28/1999 9/13/2004 7/9/2004 9/2/2005

$405,000 $242,000 $359,000 $136,000 N/A $1,105,000 $150,000 $660,000

$360,000 $345,000 $70,198 $372,500 $285,000 $195,000 $385,000 $349,000 $550,000 $143,000

$4,038 $3,787 $2,041 $1,702 $3,452 $1,139 $1,635 $1,162 $2,975 $442

1962 1955 1960 1957 N/A 1963 1957 1951 1961 1966

1,421 1,014 1,259 1,292 1,222 1,228 1,459 1,336 1,770 900

3/2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3/2 3/1 2/2 N/A

Karl W. Smith Bob Rogerson Romain Saint Phart Jason L. Iams New River Funding Inc Marise Octave Steve Metzger Gary R. Poole Gonzalo Alday Jack Russell

Janice Danziger Benjamin Porter Chantalle Noralus Catherine Fitzpatrick Shannon Wildermuth David George Mark Faulkner Daniel Lubbers Gonzalo Alday Capital Homes & Investments Inc

3/15/2005 5/15/2003 5/20/2004 2/12/2004 6/30/2003 4/10/2002 10/6/1999 1/1/1994 8/27/1999 1/1/1961

$325,000 $215,000 $139,900 $165,000 $920,000 $78,000 $115,000 $76,900 $185,000 $9,500

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5008 E. Lakes Drive 2404 SW 15th St. 1259 SW 48th Terr. 1485 SW 28th Terr. 1073 SW 42nd Ave. 1997 SW 15th Court 26 Columbia Court 2692 SW 15th St. 4166 NW Sixth Court 2815 SW 11th Place 2887 SW 11th Place 3290 SW Third Court 384 SW 32nd Ave. 1030 NW 53rd St. 4505 SW 13th St. 4771 SW 14th St. 1031 NW 48th Place 1040 NE 24th St. 1056 E. Lakes Drive 1261 NW 48th Place 1365 NE 25th St. 1390 NE 39th St. 1399 NE 28th St. 150 NE 26th Court 1541 NE 32nd Place 1643 NE 28th Court 2670 NE 13th Terr. 2801 Cypress Road 2810 Marina Circle 2965 NE 12th Ave. 4352 NW Fifth Ave. 3101 NW Fifth Terr. 3631 NE 16th Terr. 3711 NE 16th Terr. 3840 NE 13th Ave. 3850 NE 24th Ave. 4021 NW Third Ave. 4241 NE 26th Terr. 4270 NE 11th Terr. 4420 NE 28th Ave. 621 NE 44th St. 560 NW 43rd St.

POMPANO BEACH AREA

The Lakes 109-9 B. Courtyards Of Waterford 110-39 B. Olympia & York Residential Plat Crystal Heights 80-48 B. Olympia & York Residential Plat Meadows Of Crystal Lake Phase 2 Anglo American Plat One & Two Courtyards Of Waterford 110-39 B. The Villages Of Hillsboro Waterford Courtyards Addition Waterford Courtyards Addition West Deerfield Beach 42-41 B. West Deerfield Beach 42-41 B. The Lakes 109-9 B. Olympia & York Residential Plat Olympia & York Residential Plat Crystal Lake 4th Sec 66-19 B. Cresthaven No 7 43-10 B. The Lakes 109-9 B. Crystal Lake 4th Sec 66-19 B. Collier Manor 4th Add 38-32 B. North Pompano Beach Section B. Collier Manor 34-45 B. Faulkner Park Sec 3 41-21 B. Cresthaven No 8 44-8 B. Cresthaven No 3 37-11 B. Collier Manor First Add 35-28 B. Leisureville Second Sec 65-6 B. Lighthouse Point 2 Sec Collier Manor 2nd Add 37-2 B. Lake Island 79-39 B. Loch Lomond Sec 3 78-46 B. North Pompano Beach Sec A. North Pompano Beach Sec A. North Pompano Beach Section B. Venetian Isles 1st Sec 43-32 B. Bonnie Loch 50-16 B. Venetian Isles 3rd Sec 47-13 B. Pine Beach 4-7 B. Venetian Isles 3rd Sec 47-13 B. Pompano Beach Highlands 6th Sec Lake Island 79-39 B.

33069

3160 Estates Drive

Palm-Aire Estates 1st Sec

1717 S. Ocean Blvd. 18 2417 NE 14th Street Cswy 2550 SE Sixth St. 2665 NE 15th St. 2821 NE 22nd Court 740 NE 28th Ave. 907 NE 26th Ave. 3206 Leigh Road

Atlantic Riviera Plat 148-11 B. 14th Street Retirement Club Cypress Point 28-16 B. Sun Harbour 138-28 B. Hillsboro Harbor Unit B. 30-8 B. Harbor Village Sec E. 36-43 B. Beachway Estates 30-14 B. Hillsboro Shores Sec B. 22-39 B.

310 SE Sixth Court 1071 SW First Ave. 110 NW 19th St. 1116 SW Fourth Terr. 1835 SE Fourth St. 221 NW 20th Court 310 NE 11th Ave. 705 NE Sixth St. 390 SE Fifth Terr. 649 NW 19th St.

Norwood Section B. 40-6 B. Lyons Park 33-28 B. Kendall Green Sec D. 51-6 B. Lyons Park 33-28 B. Cypress Cove 43-24B Kendall Green Sec F. 53-5 B. Pinecrest Acres-Resub Of Portion East Haven 21-39 B. Garden Isles Sec 7 52-3 B. Liberty Park Estates Sec 2

33062

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