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EcoBroker Announces Alliance with RESNET to Provide Cost-Saving Energy Benefits to Consumers

RISMEDIA, February 2, 2009-The Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEEREP.org) and EcoBroker International announced a partnership with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The partnership links AEEREP's and EcoBroker's real estate professional members to the industry's most trusted source of energy raters, further helping consumers evaluate and ...


10 Easy Ways to Become a Green Homeowner

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2009-OptHome, an online resource for homeowners, says it's easier and less expensive to go green than homeowners may think. Suggest these few simple and cost-effective tips that your clients can incorporate into everyday living to help turn their home into a more energy-efficient investment. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Antiquity Subdivision Focuses on Historic American Architecture

RISMEDIA, January 30, 2009-Gaze up and down the streets of the Antiquity subdivision in Cornelius, North Carolina and you'll see pristine homes and a carefully developed neighborhood. Constructed by the Cunnane Group out of Charlotte, Antiquity is a nationally recognized "Smart Growth" plan featuring a vibrant, walkable community integrated with ...


Economy, Cold Snaps Accent Need for Winterizing Homes – Tips That Save

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2009-Citing unseasonably cold weather in many parts of California and drawing upon the experience of having provided service to hundreds of thousands of homes, member firms of the Home Warranty Association of California (HWAC) are alerting homeowners to the energy and cost saving benefits of "winterizing" their ...


What to Know About Reverse Mortgages

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2009-If you're over 62 and a homeowner you have a unique opportunity to get significant, spendable value from your home, even if you still hold an existing mortgage. Recently, LendingTree launched a reverse mortgage service for interested senior homeowners looking to talk with lenders who can help ...


Save Energy – Pull the Plug on Electronics

By Bryan Redemske ...


Foreclosure Moratorium Spurs New Interest in Short Sales

By Tom Gordon ...


9 Trends Not to Miss for Your Home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub ...


Downsizing a Home Requires Cutting Contents, too

By Greg Pearson ...


Falling Prices Push Homes Sales Up: Expert Points to ‘Bargain Shopper’s Market’

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2009-(MCT)-Rose Vicente is tired of waiting. ...


A New Estate on the Grounds of the Former Western White House

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2009-President Richard M. Nixon came to San Clemente, California in 1969 and established a Western White House where dignitaries gathered, treaties were signed, and where the Nixons resided at the time of the David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews. ...


New Listing: New Realty Firm Sees Opportunity in Tough Economy

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2009-(MCT)-It may seem counterintuitive to launch a real estate firm during a recession that has sent home sales and values falling, but the founders of Rosner Doherty Realty in New Haven, Conn. say the challenging market added to the allure of starting the company. ...


Moving with Pets – Impossible or Possible?

RISMEDIA, January 21, 2009-With people moving worldwide for work, Boxers are going bicoastal and cats are clearing through customs on a daily basis. Moving isn't just stressful for people, it's equally stressful for pets. So when it comes to moving pets, pre-planning is very important as animals can be very ...


Setting the Mood with Color

By Jean Patteson ...


Foreclosed Homes Can Be Good Deals, Bargains for Buyers

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