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Know the Details of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Home-selling Strategies by Chris Kaucnik and Michael J. Greenen ...


How to Use Weather Stripping to Stop Air Leaks Around Doorways

By Sam McDonald ...


Kitchens – The Power of Fit and Finish

By Melissa Birdsong ...


10 Easy Steps to Go Green and Save Green at Home

RISMEDIA, Nov. 17, 2008-OptHome, an online resource for empowering homeowners, buyers and sellers to make smart decisions for all their homeowner needs, wants homeowners to know its easier to go green than they may think-and a lot less expensive. OptHome research shows that homeowners want to be more eco-conscious but ...


How to Keep Your Fireplace Clean

By Brian McDonald ...


For Your Clients – Real Estate Misconceptions Debunked

RISMEDIA, Nov. 13, 2008-Buying and selling residential real estate can be complex and confusing, particularly amid a process rife with misconception. To dispel common real estate myths, Robert Jenson, CEO of The Jenson Group at RE/MAX CENTRAL, offers some "truths" to help real estate consumers better navigate the home buying ...


Beware of Bogus Green Labeling

By Robert Bieselin ...


Including Lawn Services in Your Rental House Lease? Price Accordingly

Rental Strategies by Rob Massey ...


Buy a New or Gently Used Home? It’s a Question of Budget and Lifestyle

Home-selling Strategies by Chris Kaucnik ...


What Women Want – In an Apartment

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2008-Women are the number one decision makers when it comes to what to buy and where to live, and one real estate investment firm is paying attention. ...


How to Remake a Thrift-store Lamp

By Cindy Dampier ...


For Your Clients – 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2008-With mortgage meltdowns, plummeting home prices and soaring foreclosure rates constantly in the news, it's no wonder people are wary of the housing market these days. But contrary to popular belief, things are not as dismal as they seem, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the ...


Renting Can Be an Excellent Option If Home Lingers on Market

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2008-It isn't unusual to see a home for sale linger on the market for months, and if that situation continues long enough, many sellers wonder whether renting the property is a sensible alternative. ...


The Thirty-Second Commute

By Bart B. Sokolow, PhD. and Paul Wylie ...


A Wall Street Alternative: 5 Timely Reasons to Invest in Vacation Property

RISMEDIA, Oct. 27, 2008-The stock market is down, and if you're like most people, your level of investing confidence has dropped as well. Yes, only those with nerves of steel feel good about playing the market right now. And if you're not one of those hearty souls, you're at a ...


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