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Tips for Selling Houses in the Fall

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2007-If you are looking to sell your home this year, don't let the negative press surrounding the housing market discourage you. With favorable interest rates and a large buyer pool, this fall season can be a great time to put your house up for sale. Maximize this ...


Tips on Finding Country Property

By Curtis Seltzer ...


Tips in Anticipation of Higher Gas Prices

RISMEDIA, Oct. 19, 2007-With oil prices topping $88 a barrel this week, and prices at the pump sure to follow, the Alliance to Save Energy is once again calling on Congress to enact, immediately, higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. It will take time for the standards to become ...


Homeowners: Save on Taxes by Going Green

By Marshall Loeb, MarketWatch ...


New Trends in Real Estate Decisions

By Lauren Baier Kim ...


How to Find True Values in Foreclosures

By Jennifer Openshaw ...


How to Handle a Loan Modification

By Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine ...


Regional Spotlight: Maryland Foreclosures Fall in September

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2007-(MCT)-Foreclosures were down in September, both nationally and in Maryland. But why is still uncertain. ...


Spiders: Save Them for Haunted Houses

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2007-In October, haunted houses across the nation are filled with creepy critters seeking to scare their many visitors. One of the most popular and frightening images of Halloween are spiders. Although ideal for this holiday, spiders, especially brown recluse spiders, are insects that can pose severe health ...


Wire Fraud? What to Do When Problems Surface After Declining a Home Inspection

By Lew Sichelman ...


Home Improvement Q& A: Nine Questions to Ask a Contractor

By Desiree French ...


New California Appraisal Law is Good First Step to Protect Appraisers and Homeowners

RISMEDIA, Oct. 11, 2007-Last Friday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law, SB 223. This bill is an attempt to reform the system that puts pressure on appraisers to hit a predetermined value for a property, set by the mortgage brokers or homeowners to make a sale go through. ...


Heating Bills to be About 10% Higher this Winter

By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch ...


Four Ways to Fend Off Foreclosure

By Marshall Loeb, MarketWatch ...


True or False: If a House Lingers, is There Something Wrong With It?

By June Fletcher, The Wall Street Journal Online ...