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Petunias Earn First Place in Containers

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2008-(MCT)-Patios or decks have not seen as much entertaining and relaxing activities as they are now seeing since the invention of air conditioning. Along with outdoor cooking and eating, container gardening with petunias in decorative pots and lush hanging baskets is soaring in popularity. ...


Recessions Don’t Matter: 8 Keys to Thriving in Real Estate Investments

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2008-When the news reports that our economy is falling into a recession, many investors are afraid there's too much risk investing in real estate, especially. Millionaire real estate investor David Lindahl, aka the "Apartment King," offers eight key steps that help worried investors not only survive uncertain ...


A Kitchen That Sings: 5 Ways to Get a Custom Look for Less

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2008-After downsizing to a historic 1920s cottage, a music-loving couple found perfect harmony with a kitchen makeover. They bought a fixer-upper after their daughters left the nest, and wanted to update the kitchen without spending a fortune. The couple chose mainly off-the-shelf products (with the exception of ...


Home Buying Experts Warn – Builder Loan Fine Print Could Cost You Thousands

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2008-The home loan packages offered by builders are often touted as being very convenient. But when it comes to evaluating the true benefits the picture is often quite different, according to the home buying specialists at the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, (NAEBA). Recent difficulties in ...


Is It Time to Put a Fence around Your Backyard Pool?

By Nzong Xiong ...


Go Beyond Beige – Color vs. Neutral Schemes

Home Trends By Melissa Birdsong ...


The 5 Ingredients You Need to Clean Your Home

By Nzong Xiong ...


One Way to Sell Your Home? Buy a New One

By Greta Guest ...


7 Tips to Buy Smart in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2008-When it comes to home purchases, everyone wants to buy low and sell high. "Now is the low; high is just around the corner," says Alexis McGee, foreclosure information expert, educator, and president of foreclosure property information specialists ForeclosureS.com. "Already pending home sales are climbing in the ...


Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2008-Barbara Corcoran has built her career on knowing where people will live even before they know it themselves. In NEXTVILLE: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life (Springboard Press; April 29, 2008), she turns her incomparable real estate eye on Baby Boomers planning for retirement ...


Fix It – What to Do about Rug Odors?

By Karen Youso ...


Balking at the Thought of Overpriced Homes

By Kathleen Lynn ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Living Luxuriously at the Jersey Shore

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2008-The Robertson Douglas Group, one of the Jersey Shore's premier custom home builders, has selected Diane Turton, Realtors as the listing agent for Hoffman's Marina, an elegant enclave of town homes in Brielle, New Jersey. ...


How to Install a Patio Yourself

By Alan J. Heavens ...


Tampa Real Estate – Area Housing Recovery Forecast

By Jerome R. Stockfisch ...


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