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Safe Mowing Tips to Help Avoid Injury

By Beth Botts ...


Understanding Hard Money Loans

Commentary by Roberto Pineyro and Jason Kotar ...


Restoring Ornate House Is Costly, but Owners Say It’s Worth It

By John Gallagher ...


June Is Garage Door Safety Month – Top 10 Door and Opener Safety and Security Tips

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2008-A garage door is the largest moving object in a home, and is typically used every day, giving homeowners good reason to keep it in proper working order. The International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) have designated June as Garage ...


Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Lose Sheen but Still Outshine Alternative

By Stacy Downs ...


How Fuel Prices Affect the Moving Process

By Fayette Wester ...


3 Tips to Help Lower Your Property Assessment

By Marshall Loeb ...


How to Convert Your Yard into Low-Water Landscape

By Nzong Xiong ...


Tips for Having a Green Party

RISMEDIA, May 31, 2008-(MCT)-With all the talk of going green, why not go green and have fun all at the same time in good company? Here are tips for having a green party from Fine Living. ...


5 Tips to Help Sell Your Home in a Difficult Market

By Marshall Loeb ...


Florida Real Estate – Existing Home Sales Improve in April Compared to March 2008

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-Florida Realtors® statewide reported an upswing in existing home and condominium sales from March to April 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors(R) (FAR). A total of 11,200 existing single-family homes changed hands in April, a 20% increase over the ...


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 ...


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