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Homebuyer Education eCourse: A Place of Your Own
Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It’s an exciting experience and not a simple task.

Many home loan programs require completion of a homebuyer course to qualify for a loan. A Place of Your Own is an online course to help homebuyers learn about the process of buying a home.

The six lesson topics are:
  • preparing for home ownership
  • determining a budget
  • shopping for a home
  • securing a mortgage
  • closing the loan
  • being a homeowner

Lesson activities include videos, worksheets, and quizzes. After completing the lessons, earn your homebuyer's certificate with a score of at least 70% correct on the final test.

The course can be completed anytime, anywhere from any computer with Internet access.
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Moodle eCourse
$45.00
Prevention, Detection, and Control of Bed Bugs in the Home
This publication provides information on preventing bed bugs from entering a home, how to know if a home is infested, and how to eliminate bed bugs if they are found.
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Proper Drainage Around Your Home -- Assessing, Repairing and Rebuilding Basements
Tips for improving the drainage around your home.
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Building Basements in Wet Locations - Assessing, Repairing, and Rebuilding Basements
Basements can be dry if they are well-designed, with adequate drainage. This publication discusses basement drainage, floor and wall design, concrete mixes and curing, insulation, and commercial basement products.
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Controlling Moisture on Concrete Floors - Assessing, Repairing, and Rebuilding Basements
Several suggestions for dealing with basement moisture problems, keeping in mind most solutions are often expensive and involve compromises.
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Remodeling Community or Church Kitchens
Explains the six steps to follow for a successful remodeling of a community or church kitchen.
Includes photos, sample floor plans, and resources.
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Minimizing Moisture Problems in New Houses
Find out about proper care in selecting and installing wood materials in houses. This can reduce decay hazards, minimize maintenance, and promote long useful service.
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Interior Woodwork in Houses - Wood Use
Learn about wood’s hardness and workability, dimension stability, fastening properties, and finishing ease.
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Permanent Wood Foundation for Housing
The Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) system provides energy savings, fast and easy installation, and cost savings. Learn about its basic components, design, construction, and advantages.
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Publication
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Cockroaches and Their Control
Learn about the five cockroach species in Iowa and the management and chemical treatment possibilities.
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Selecting a Termite Control Service
If you suspect your house is infested with termites or if other property in your neighborhood has termites, consult this publication for information on how to make a decision for a termite service contract. Termite prevention is also discussed.
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Storm Recovery Guide
Topics include:
  • Be Safe: Stay Healthy After Disaster
  • Surviving and Recovering from a Power Outage
  • Restoring Storm-damaged Buildings
  • Salvaging Water-damaged Belongings
  • Lawn and Garden Losses
  • Financial Recovery and Risk Management.
This 32-page resource was created and made available in PDF by LSU AgCenter.
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Finishing Exterior Wood Surfaces - Wood Use
Learn how to finish, preserve and even refinish exterior wood surfaces. Includes natural weathering, clear film and water-repellent finishes, as well as bleaching oil and pigmented stains.
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Paint Problems on Exterior Wood - Wood Use
Learn about how to identify, prevent and alleviate problems with painted exterior wood. Includes pictures and detailed descriptions.
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Siding
Siding can do more for the exterior surface of your house than any other home improvement. This publication discusses all aspects of different forms of wood, metal, synthetic, and masonry siding.
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Selection and Use of Preservative-treated Wood
When wood cannot be kept dry and protected from deterioration, preservative treatment can ensure long-term durability. This publication covers the types of wood preservatives, treating methods, how to select treated wood products, and handling and disposal precautions.
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Inspect Flood-Damaged Appliances - Disaster Recovery Series
Flood-damaged appliances are unsafe and must not be used until they have been inspected by a professional. Some damage might not appear for months.

Get the details here.
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Whole-House Fans for Summer Cooling
A whole-house fan can help keep your house cool during much of spring, summer, and fall without using an air conditioner. Fans have advantages such as saving energy and money but also some disadvantages.
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Wood-Base Exterior Sidings for Houses
Learn how to select the right type and pattern for your wood-base siding to promote long service life and minimize maintenance.
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