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Sharing Financial Duties – A Sound Relationship Strategy

By Dan Serra ...


Paint It Green – How to Use Eco-friendly Colors to Beautify Your Home, Protect the Planet

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub ...


10 Red Flags for Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2008-The average home buyer views at least 10 homes over an eight week search so it isn't practical to get a professional inspection of every house they tour. FrontDoor.com, a new real estate website powered by HGTV, comes to the rescue pointing out things to look for ...


Bringing Back Bungalows – Affordable Prices, Great Design

By John Gallagher ...


10 Steps to Bolster Selling Appeal

By Paul Owers ...


Sleeping Better – Change Your Pillow

By Shaila Wunderlich ...


Steps to Save Energy on Earth Day, Minimize Footprint

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-In recognition of Earth Day, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) encourages home owners everywhere to take simple steps to reduce energy use - and to think green when they buy a new home. ...


Preparing Your Home for the Virtual Tour

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2008-As more buyers are turning to the Web to begin their home search, sellers in today's market are relying on virtual tours for that oh-so-important first impression. If you are selling your home this spring, take some time to get it virtual-tour and open-house ready. Your extra ...


How to Terminate Termites

By Martha Phifer ...


Rental Strategies – Are You Attracting Good Residents?

By Rob Massey ...


Home Trends – Outdoor Living

Commentary by Melissa Birdsong ...


5 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-This spring, as it becomes a popular time for homeowners to begin preparing their homes for sale, Showhomes encourages them to do some essential steps to make sure the most important first step takes place: buyers make the decision to view the home. ...


3 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Increase a Home’s Energy Efficiency

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2008-Four out of five people are interested in being "green," according to a nationwide survey among homeowners. And, nine out of 10 homeowners agree that improving the energy efficiency of their homes is one of the most useful actions to help ...


How to Protect Your Home – ASHI’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2008-Moisture intrusion is a leading cause of home maintenance issues and repairs. With April showers in full swing, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) reminds homeowners that April is National Home Inspection Month and encourages them to identify potential maintenance issues now before they become major ...


5 Tips to Keep your Home Mold-Free this Spring

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2008-In the wake of this winter's major meltdown, and with spring's rainy season at our doorsteps, excessive household moisture exposure and water damage could cause mold to take hold in your home. ...


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