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Home Owner News Archive


What Are the Key Ingredients to a Happier Old Age? It’s Easier Than You Think

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2007-- (MarketWatch) -- It gets better with age. ...


Web Site Educates NJ Homeowners about Home Sales Tax

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2007--New Jersey homeowners can now visit a Web site to calculate how much higher their Home Sales Tax may climb if legislation in Trenton is enacted. The Web site - www.njhometax.com - is part of a public awareness campaign sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Realtors®. ...


Homeowners Who Go Green Face Neighbors’ Objections; How Gore Got His Solar Panels

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2007--(Wall Street Journal Online)--In neighborhoods across the country, there's a battle brewing: the environmentalists vs. the aesthetes. ...


Home Improvements/Remodeling Q&A: To Move or to Remodel

Consumer News ...


EcoStar Introduces EcoVent Roofing Tiles

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—EcoStar, a manufacturer of premium steep slope roofing materials, is adding EcoVent™ to its line of premium accessories. EcoVent is a continuous tile-over ridge vent that efficiently removes hot, moist air from the attic space of a building. ...


NAHB’s Newly Updated Warranty Book Helps Builders and Remodelers Avoid Costly Mistakes

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—The subject of builder and remodeler warranties is one of the most important issues affecting the construction industry today. Customers expect warranties, and building professionals depend on them to demonstrate their confidence in their work. In the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recent release Warranties for ...


Beyond Curb Appeal: Take a Closer Look at a Home’s Landscape

By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch ...


How Green is Your PC?: New Home Computer System Reduces Power Usage

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2007—(MCT)—Serial entrepreneur Gregoire Gentil thinks consumers who have embraced energy-efficient hybrid cars might also want a really green personal computer -- and an inexpensive one. ...


Consumers: How to Benefit from Taking Charge in Home Appraisal Process

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2007—It is now vitally important that home buyers and sellers understand a home’s current market value as houses are staying on the market longer, and prices are falling in many areas. ...


To Relocate or Not to Relocate

By Marshall Loeb ...


Why the IRS is Showing Mercy to Some Home Sellers

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


Block-party Poopers: How to Overcome the Neighborhood Eyesore When Your House is for Sale

By Rachel Koning Beals ...


In Summer’s Peak, Keep Homes Safe from Electrical Fires

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2007—As the heat of the summer continues to rise, so does the number of appliances being used to bring relief from the outdoor swelter. But people need to remember when plugging in fans and air conditioners it is important to create an environment that is not only ...


The 15-minute Tip: Going Green without Going Hybrid

By Jennifer Openshaw ...


Survey: 32% of Large U.S. Companies Employ Personnel to Read Employee E-mail

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2007--In its fourth-annual study of outbound e-mail and content security issues (http://www.proofpoint.com/outbound), e-mail security and data loss prevention company Proofpoint, Inc. found that outbound e-mail and other electronic communication protocols continue to grow as a source of risk for companies. Proofpoint's 2007 survey of 308 e-mail decision-makers ...