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Home Owner News Archive


Six Low-cost Interior Touch-ups for Apartment Renters

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch ...


Study Says: Global Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and Two Men and a Truck Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction

RISMEDIA, Sept. 26, 2007- J.D. Power and Associates released its 2007 Full-Service Moving Company Customer Satisfaction StudySM this week. Global Van Lines ranks highest for long distance moves, while Mayflower Transit ranks highest for local moves in the Northeast, South and West regions and Two Men and a Truck ranks ...


Home Improvement Q & A: What are the Specific Responsibilities of the Contractor vs. the Architect?

By Desiree French ...


Tips for Fighting Mold

RISMEDIA, Sept. 24, 2007-(weather.com)-Without mold, we would find ourselves wading neck-deep in dead plant matter. And we wouldn't have great foods and medicines, such as cheese and penicillin. However, problems arise when mold starts digesting organic materials we don't want them to, like our homes.What are molds? ...


Love Thy Neighbor: Survey Reveals Which Celebs Americans Want to Live Next Door To

RISMEDIA, Sept. 20, 2007- Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley and Donald Trump ranked as the top three celebrities Americans wished they had as their next-door neighbor, according to a recent survey by Homes & Land. Its Celebrity Neighbor Survey polled thousands of Americans, resulting in many surprises in the complete top ...


How to Repair Common Toilet Problems

By Brian Simkins ...


Home Improvement Q & A: Who Should be Called First—The Contractor or the Architect?

By Desiree French ...


Go Green at Home without Going Broke

By Marshall Loeb ...


Real Estate 2.0: Sites Allow Users to Exchange Information about Houses

RISMEDIA, Sept. 18, 2007-(MCT)-It used to be you went to online real estate sites in search of pictures and information about homes for sale. Then came virtual tours, aerial maps, and easy access to data about comparable sales. Now comes a slew of sites encouraging you to chat about real ...


The Kitchen Goes on a Diet As Homeowners Trim Budgets

By June Fletcher ...


How to Donate Your Unwanted Time-share to Charity

By Lew Sichelman ...


2007 RE/MAX Housing Study: Home Owners Continue to Invest in Their Homes Despite Economy

RISMEDIA, September 5, 2007--Metro Detroit homeowners remain vigilant in improving their homes despite the slow economy. According to the 2007 RE/MAX Housing Study, 60 percent of metro Detroit homeowners made improvements to their homes in the past two years, down only slightly from 66 percent in 2006. The study included ...


Paying for a Home Inspection Now Could Avoid Headaches Later, Author Says

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2007--Despite the downturn in the housing market, millions of homes will still be bought and sold. At a time when price negotiations have become more vigorous, many buyers and sellers neglect one important element that could cost them thousands of dollars: the home inspection. ...


How to Convert to a Home Office

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2007-(DoitYourself.com)-According to a recent Builder Magazine study, 54% of households have home offices and most architects now include them in new home plans. If your current home doesn't include an office, why not create one using an extra bedroom, underused closet or the kitchen pantry? ...


Financial Fitness: Invest in Home Workout Equipment or Join a Gym?

By Dana Dratch ...