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Lead Paint Safety for Real Estate

In November of 2016 the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board released a list of recommendations for decreasing the amount of child lead poisoning cases.  The Board’s recommendations include a reiteration of Title X requirements for Michigan real estate personnel.  Title X “…requires that potential buyers and renters of housing built prior to 178 receive certain…

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Law Change for Aspiring Michigan Architects

The state of Michigan recently made major changes to Article 20 of Michigan Occupational Code 1980 PA 299. Changes entitled 2016 PA 435 will affect continuing education, experience, and exam requirements for architects starting April 4th, 2017. Applicants are now required to complete all education, experience, and exam requirements prior to submitting a license application.…

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9 Days and Counting

Minnesota Builders! You have 9 days to complete your continuing education by the March 31, 2017 deadline.  We offer convenient, online, packages for you to meet state requirements. Courses can be taken on a phone, tablet, or computer allowing you to complete your CE while waiting at the job site, after work, or over the upcoming weekend.…

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SCAM WARNING!

It has come to our attention that Michigan builders are receiving solicitation calls regarding their continued education. Builders are telling us that the caller is attempting to impersonate the State of Michigan and is asking for a credit card number. If you receive one of these calls, it is a SCAM! The State of Michigan…

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Brokers, Keep Your Office In Order

How do you keep your broker office working efficiently? A key component to any successful brokerage firm is a well-groomed policy manual. An up-to-date policy manual will help your staff and co-workers know how what is expected of them and how to carry out necessary procedures.  A successful policy manual should: Provide a clear understanding…

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Procedures for Unmanned Aircraft Accidents

As many first-time drone pilots can attest, drone operation takes practice.  Strong winds, inclement weather, or human interference can cause drones to behave unpredictably and, in worst case scenarios, crash.  Drone crashes need to be reported to the proper administrations in a timely manner. Here is a short list of must-report drone incidents. When do…

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Successful Renovations & Additions

The home renovation market is growing nationwide. Not only are young, first-time homeowners likely to invest in renovations, but also, the sizable aging population is increasingly in need of home renovations to meet their changing needs. Gone are the days when finding the most practical solution to a homeowner’s problem was sufficient, instead, home owners…

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Attention Pesticide Employers!

The EPA released new regulations for Worker Protection Safety on January 2nd, 2017 . All pesticide applicators must comply to the new guidelines this year. What is Worker Protection Safety? Worker Protection Safety is an EPA mandated course that pesticide employers must give yearly.  The purpose of the training is to inform and protect handlers and…

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Personal Protection for Pesticide Applicators

When used appropriately pesticides can have a massive positive impact on forestry, public health, and agriculture, however, improper pesticide use can have hazardous effects. However, incorrect pesticide use can be harmful to the applicator, as well as, anyone or anything around them. Did you know? Pesticides spilled on the ground or burned in a fire can:…

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