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When It Comes to Rent, Sometimes Less is More

Rental Strategies by Rob Massey ...


Tips for Packing for a Move, Inexpensively

By Sharon Harvey Rosenberg ...


Taking Credit for First-time Home Purchase

By Mary Umberger ...


Did You Hear the One about the Dirty Air Filter? 5 Tips for Homeowners

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2009-American Home Shield, one of the nation's leading home warranty provider, wants to make sure homeowners take care of their most important investments, their homes. To help get the message out, the company is sponsoring a fun contest to encourage homeowners to share their amusing, clever home ...


Beyond Staging – Refreshing the Home

Home Trends by Melissa Birdsong ...


Does Your Home Insurance Keep You Covered?

By Brendel Hightower ...


VHT Launches YouTube Posting Service for Real Estate Videos

RISMEDIA, Dec. 9, 2008-VHT, the world's leading provider of visual marketing services for the Real Estate Industry, announced they are now offering YouTube distribution services with their video tours. This fully-automated service gives real estate professionals the ability to quickly and easily gain more exposure for their property marketing. ...


When Couples Split, the Home is a Hot Potato

By Monica Hatcher ...


Curb Appeal Matters Now More Than Ever, Say Realtors

RISMEDIA, Dec. 4, 2008-For the second year in a row, Realtors® report that exterior remodeling projects return the most money as a percentage of cost, as detailed in the 2008 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. ...


The Pros and Cons to Living in a Loft

By George W. Mantor ...


Know the Details of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Home-selling Strategies by Chris Kaucnik and Michael J. Greenen ...


How to Use Weather Stripping to Stop Air Leaks Around Doorways

By Sam McDonald ...


Kitchens – The Power of Fit and Finish

By Melissa Birdsong ...


10 Easy Steps to Go Green and Save Green at Home

RISMEDIA, Nov. 17, 2008-OptHome, an online resource for empowering homeowners, buyers and sellers to make smart decisions for all their homeowner needs, wants homeowners to know its easier to go green than they may think-and a lot less expensive. OptHome research shows that homeowners want to be more eco-conscious but ...


How to Keep Your Fireplace Clean

By Brian McDonald ...


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