Real Estate (Drug Houses)
Your home may have been used as a drug house in the past?
When you sell a home, or other property, it is your responsibility to disclose material facts about it. One very important fact that many people neglect to disclose is that their home was once used as a drug house to grow marijuana plants, manufacture illicit methamphetamines (meth), or for the sale of cocaine and/or other illegal narcotics.
Most people think of drug houses as run down, dilapidated old structures with broken windows, caved in roofs and floors and in need of major repairs. They conjure up images eye sores that are run down and neglected with gang bangers and drug addicts hanging around. But that isn't always the case.
You may live in what you think is a safe and sound neighborhood with the most pleasant and peaceful neighbors you could ever want. If you only knew what is really going on in some of those homes, you would probably not feel so good about your surroundings.
Your next door neighbor may be a major drug dealer who is going out of his way to keep a low profile and is doing a good job of blending in. Drug dealers and other criminals are finding that it is prudent for them to move into quiet middle class and upscale neighborhoods and not bring attention to themselves or their illegal businesses.
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Without a doubt, Social Security has had a positive impact on the lifestyles of millions of Americans since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Without the income and other services that Social Security provides, many seniors and disabled people would be destitute and have to live their lives in poverty. Although the program is far from being perfect, it provides a much needed life line to those who are elderly or are no longer able to work.
Over the years, though, some have said that Social Security is no more than a massive government run operation that doesn't live up to the ideals that it was created for. They say that Social Security is running out of money, that it doesn't benefit those who pay the most into it, and the people who get the majority of the benefits are low income wage earners.
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