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Obama Officials Delay Bank Bailout Announcement

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2009- (MCT)-The Obama administration on Sunday postponed the announcement of its new bank rescue plan so it could concentrate on pushing passage of economic stimulus legislation in Congress. ...


Economic Woes Freeze Remodeling Market

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-The residential remodeling market declined further during the final quarter of 2008, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The current market conditions indicator slid to 27.7, from 33.5 in the previous quarter. Future expectations of remodeling work plummeted to ...


Bright Little Ideas to Put the Sun to Work at Home

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-You may not be able to spend thousands of dollars to convert your house to solar power right now. But there are smaller, less expensive ways to do your environmental part with the sun's help. ...


Real estate Q&A – Condo Buying & Understanding the Codes, Covenants and Restrictions

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-Q. My wife and I helped our daughter, financially, with the purchase of a condominium in October. We were given the Codes, Covenants and Restrictions for the homeowner's association prior to the close of escrow, and it indicated that the complex had 12 guest parking spaces. The ...


Home Sellers Turn to St. Joseph for Help

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Dream Home with Energy-Saving Realities

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Just a few miles south of 6755 Agave Azul Court, in suburban Henderson, Nev., there were at last count 6,300 homes in some stage of the foreclosure process. ...


Job-Loss Protection Made Available to Home and Auto Buyers

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-Creative Alliances, LLC announced that it has secured a preferred relationship with the Rainy Day Foundation (a Washington, DC 501 (c) 3) to provide their HELP Credit Counseling and Financial Protection Package which is available to the home buying and automobile buying marketplace. Central within this package ...


Home Energy Q&A – Is Your Thermostat in the Right Place?

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Question: Please tell your readers that if their heating bills are too high, it may be because their builder put the thermostat in the wrong place. ...


Phishing Lures Hit Home

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-I received an e-mail on one of my unadvertised accounts from my mortgage lender, announcing that it had been trying to get in touch with me and asking me to respond with all sorts of personal information. ...


8 Predictable Closing Day Obstacles – How to Avoid Them

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-Whether you represent the buyer or the seller, you want to use your knowledge and expertise to prevent your transaction from failing to close. Numerous factors contribute to the failure of a contract between buyer and seller of real estate. Financing, possession dates, disclosures, due diligence, inspections, ...


Some Families Doubling Up, Downsizing as Economy Falters

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Economy, Cold Snaps Accent Need for Winterizing Homes – Tips That Save

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2009-Citing unseasonably cold weather in many parts of California and drawing upon the experience of having provided service to hundreds of thousands of homes, member firms of the Home Warranty Association of California (HWAC) are alerting homeowners to the energy and cost saving benefits of "winterizing" their ...


10 Easy Ways to Become a Green Homeowner

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2009-OptHome, an online resource for homeowners, says it's easier and less expensive to go green than homeowners may think. Suggest these few simple and cost-effective tips that your clients can incorporate into everyday living to help turn their home into a more energy-efficient investment. ...


What to Know About Reverse Mortgages

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2009-If you're over 62 and a homeowner you have a unique opportunity to get significant, spendable value from your home, even if you still hold an existing mortgage. Recently, LendingTree launched a reverse mortgage service for interested senior homeowners looking to talk with lenders who can help ...


Save Energy – Pull the Plug on Electronics

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