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Home Owner News Archive


Timber! Thank the Housing ‘Slump’ for Lower Lumber Prices; Other Materials Don’t Budge

By Amy Hoak ...


Facing the Crayon Test: New Formulas Promise to Resist Stains

By Sara Schaefer, The Wall Street Journal ...


Luxury Houses Still Selling; Top Picks for Where to Live

By Lauren Baier Kim ...


The Great Outdoors: New Homes with Exceptional Backyards

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2007—Outdoor kitchens, super sound systems, inviting fire pits and bubbling fountains are becoming central to today’s new home designs as the popularity of home entertainment steps outside. New home outdoor living spaces take backyard barbecues to a new level in this week’s Trend Spot from Move, Inc., ...


Treasury Department Offers Helpful Advice for Homeowners

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2007—(MCT)—Want to save on your tax bill? Lori Decker, director of Frederick County's Treasury Department, has some tips. ...


Five Professional Packing Tips for Household Moves

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2007—The right kind of packing can effectively organize residential moves and help ensure that items safely reach their destinations. Gleaned from 30 years of household moving experience, these important packing tips will make the moving process more efficient while reducing truck space requirements. ...


Is Your Home Alone?

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2007—Imagine coming home from your dream vacation only to find out your washing machine has been leaking for days, or that a storm caused a tree limb to break through the bedroom window. ...


Before You Flip, Get a Grip: Flipping Foreclosures Are Easier Said Than Done

RISMEDIA, July 17 2007—(MCT)—Across America and the Carolinas, the rate of home foreclosures has been rising. For many homeowners, too-good-to-be-true loans and all too easy access to credit have shattered the American dream. But their misfortune could be your economic windfall, provided you have some real estate savvy. ...


Hot Housing Market Means More Need for Yard, Garden Work

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2007—(MCT)--Eileen N. Fanning can tell when new homeowners are shopping at her Pamelia garden center in Watertown, New York, by the items they choose. Hardwoods, shrubs, mulch, topsoil, stone, large trees and evergreens are ever popular. ...


HUD Releases Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2007—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its top 10 tips for homeowners who are facing foreclosure. ...


Protecting Passwords

By Paola Singer, The Wall Street Journal ...


Survey Shows Teens’ Risky Driving Habits Include Text Messaging Behind the Wheel

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2007—An alarmingly high number of teen drivers are engaging in some very risky behavior while they are driving including sending and reading text messages, according to new survey research by AAA and Seventeen magazine. ...


Letting the Power Company Control Your AC

By Rebecca Smith, The Wall Street Journal ...


‘OMG’ My Boss Wants to ‘Friend’ Me on My Online Profile

By Jared Sandberg, The Wall Street Journal Online ...


Danger: More Night Roadwork Ahead

By Al Karr, The Wall Street Journal ...