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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

By Bryan Redemske ...


Foreclosure Moratorium Spurs New Interest in Short Sales

By Tom Gordon ...


9 Trends Not to Miss for Your Home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub ...


Downsizing a Home Requires Cutting Contents, too

By Greg Pearson ...


Setting the Mood with Color

By Jean Patteson ...


Do Your Homework before Refinancing Mortgage, Experts Say

By Alison Knezevich ...


Is 2009 the Time to Buy a Second Home?

Commentary by Curtis Seltzer ...


The Opportunity of a Lifetime

How will you choose to embrace it? ...


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