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Home Owner News Archive


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 ...


New Siding Could Spark Home Sale

By Steve McLindenm ...


Lights out: Future of Incandescent Bulb Dims as Energy-efficient Options Gain Power

By Stephanie I. Cohen ...


How to Check the Quality of Your Tap Water

By Paola Singer, The Wall Street Journal Online ...


Keeping the Faith: Selling Tactics That May be Unconventional, but Some Swear by Them

By Amy Hoak ...


What’s a Borrower to Do?

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—(MCT)—It used to be easy to refinance, tap into home equity for cash or get 100-percent financing for a home. No longer. So what's a borrower to do? ...


How to Protect Your Home from Hurricane Damage

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2007—(weather.com)—Hurricanes are like no other storms on earth. From Maine to Texas, and in Hawaii, these ferocious weather systems bring torrential rain, flooding, storm surges and devastating winds that damage homes, destroy treasured keepsakes and disrupt family life. You don't have to be blown away when a ...


Tapping Health Plans’ Hidden Benefits

By Kristen Gerencher, MarketWatch ...


How to Work out a Problem Mortgage with Your Lender

By Lew Sichelman ...


What If Your Lender Goes Bust?

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2007—(MCT)—The stock markets fell in early trading Thursday in part because a financial analyst raised concerns about the liquidity of Countrywide Financial, the nation's largest home lender by volume. ...


Why It Makes ‘Cents’ to Include a New Garage Door in Your Home Remodeling Project

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2007—According to an online survey, 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their garage door believe it increased the value of their home. ...


Got Mold? Mold Remediation Gives You A Tax Deduction

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2007—Did you know that if you are a landlord or a homeowner and you have to have mold removed from your home, it is tax deductible? It qualifies as a repair that has to be done to protect the investment of your home. ...


Making Repairs after Unexpected Home Damages

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2007—(MCT)—The carpet from the family room and everything that had been on it are piled at the curb. The washer, dryer, hot water tank, freezer and other items that had been knee-deep in muddy water in the basement have been dragged out there, too. ...


Avoiding a Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Your House

By Tom Herman, The Wall Street Journal Online ...