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How to Keep Your Fireplace Clean

By Brian McDonald ...


For Your Clients – Real Estate Misconceptions Debunked

RISMEDIA, Nov. 13, 2008-Buying and selling residential real estate can be complex and confusing, particularly amid a process rife with misconception. To dispel common real estate myths, Robert Jenson, CEO of The Jenson Group at RE/MAX CENTRAL, offers some "truths" to help real estate consumers better navigate the home buying ...


Including Lawn Services in Your Rental House Lease? Price Accordingly

Rental Strategies by Rob Massey ...


Beware of Bogus Green Labeling

By Robert Bieselin ...


Buy a New or Gently Used Home? It’s a Question of Budget and Lifestyle

Home-selling Strategies by Chris Kaucnik ...


What Women Want – In an Apartment

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2008-Women are the number one decision makers when it comes to what to buy and where to live, and one real estate investment firm is paying attention. ...


How to Remake a Thrift-store Lamp

By Cindy Dampier ...


For Your Clients – 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2008-With mortgage meltdowns, plummeting home prices and soaring foreclosure rates constantly in the news, it's no wonder people are wary of the housing market these days. But contrary to popular belief, things are not as dismal as they seem, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the ...


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 ...


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