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Renting Can Be an Excellent Option If Home Lingers on Market

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2008-It isn't unusual to see a home for sale linger on the market for months, and if that situation continues long enough, many sellers wonder whether renting the property is a sensible alternative. ...


The Thirty-Second Commute

By Bart B. Sokolow, PhD. and Paul Wylie ...


A Wall Street Alternative: 5 Timely Reasons to Invest in Vacation Property

RISMEDIA, Oct. 27, 2008-The stock market is down, and if you're like most people, your level of investing confidence has dropped as well. Yes, only those with nerves of steel feel good about playing the market right now. And if you're not one of those hearty souls, you're at a ...


Homes Staged to Sell – Make Your Property an Attractive Buy

By Sean Adkins ...


For Your Clients – 10 Easy Ways to Boost Property Value

RISMEDIA, Oct. 23, 2008-Homeowners play an important part not only in how their home is perceived by prospective buyers, but also its actual appraised value. To help sellers better maximize their profit potential, Robert Jenson, CEO of luxury Las Vegas realty The Jenson Group at RE/MAX CENTRAL, offers 10 tips ...


7 Tips to Navigate the Real Estate Market for Investors

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2008-Throughout our nation's history, investing in real estate has been one of the fastest ways to build wealth, but news headlines on the subprime lending crisis and lingering "For Sale" signs on neighborhood lawns indicates that this once tried-and-true investing method indicates a down real estate market. ...


Where We Are in the Current Real Estate Cycle and What It Means

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2008-Real estate has been in the news just about every day as housing prices have fallen in many areas. There are all kinds of opinions about what's going on and where this is all heading. But these opinions are just guesses and do not take every piece ...


Tips to Save on Energy Costs from all Those Gadgets

By Troy Wolverton ...


Your Yearly Second-Home Inspection: A Maintenance Checklist for Savvy Homeowners

By Christine Karpinski ...


Some Home Sellers Are Lenders Too

By Amy Hoak ...


Foreclosure SOS Being Heard – Look for Help with Experienced Organizations

By Ellen Yan ...


The Joys of a Fall Garden

By Virginia A. Smith ...


Owners Who Keep Homes on Market Could Fare Better in Fall

By Brendel Hightower ...


VA Law Will Serve Those Who Serve Our Country, Says NAR

RISMEDIA, Oct. 14, 2008-Veterans across America now have expanded homeownership opportunities, thanks to the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. Friday, President George W. Bush signed the bill into law, which includes housing provisions for veterans who are already homeowners and those who aspire to homeownership, according to the National ...


5 Tips for Getting Started in Property Management

Rental Strategies by Rob Massey ...


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