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5 Reasons for Seniors to Rent Their Vacation Properties

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2008-It seemed like a great idea twenty years ago-you'd buy that condo in Florida, vacation there as often as possible, then someday sell your primary residence and spend your Golden Years basking in the sun. Now, "someday" is here and-lo and behold-you've changed your mind. You now ...


7 Guidelines for Attracting Great Residents

Rental Strategies by Rob Massey ...


Experts – Walking Away from a Home Loan is Wrong Thing to Do

By Jenni Mintz ...


5 Big Mistakes Consumers Make When Moving

By Fayette Wester ...


Building a Home? Protect Yourself from Soaring Prices for Materials

By Joanne Cleaver ...


Home Buyers Using Cold, Hard Cash

By Jessica Foster ...


Low-voltage Landscaping Lights Can Last for Several Years

By Beth Botts ...


5 Easy Design Ideas without Breaking the Bank

By Charlyne Varkonkyi Schaub ...


Bring the 5 Senses into Your Garden

By Nzong Xiong ...


Remodels & Real Estate – How to Add Value to Homes

By Mary Amoroso ...


Decorating to Speed Deals in a Slow Market

By Beth Bragg ...


Stacked Deck: Debit Card That Taps 401(k) Retirement Savings Is Easy to Use — and Abuse

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-(MarketWatch)-Debit cards are straightforward. You use them for purchases and money is deducted from your bank account. But when the debited account is your 401(k) retirement plan, critics angrily line up to take a swipe at that piece of plastic.It's not hard to see why. The 401(k) ...


Seeking Approval: New Rule for Getting a Mortgage Today: Don’t Assume Anything

By Amy Hoak ...


Long Island Real Estate: Market Shows Stability

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2008-The 2nd Quarter Prudential Douglas Elliman Long Island/Queens Market Overview shows the housing market in stable condition with slight increases in the price indicators, a modest decline in the number of sales and a slow down in the rise of inventory. ...


Pups and Plants – Tips to Make Your Garden Beautiful and Dog-friendly

By Marty Hair ...


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