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Decorating to Speed Deals in a Slow Market

By Beth Bragg ...


Stacked Deck: Debit Card That Taps 401(k) Retirement Savings Is Easy to Use — and Abuse

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-(MarketWatch)-Debit cards are straightforward. You use them for purchases and money is deducted from your bank account. But when the debited account is your 401(k) retirement plan, critics angrily line up to take a swipe at that piece of plastic.It's not hard to see why. The 401(k) ...


Seeking Approval: New Rule for Getting a Mortgage Today: Don’t Assume Anything

By Amy Hoak ...


Long Island Real Estate: Market Shows Stability

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2008-The 2nd Quarter Prudential Douglas Elliman Long Island/Queens Market Overview shows the housing market in stable condition with slight increases in the price indicators, a modest decline in the number of sales and a slow down in the rise of inventory. ...


Pups and Plants – Tips to Make Your Garden Beautiful and Dog-friendly

By Marty Hair ...


Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Home from Lightning Strikes

By Maria Chercoles ...


Real Estate Q&A – Paying Off Your Mortgage

By Thomas Musil ...


Average Sale Price of Manhattan Apartments Increases 36% From Last Year

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2008 -Despite dismal national trends, the real estate market in Manhattan remains strong with the average apartment price rising 36% from a year ago to $1,663,533, according to the Second Quarter Market Report released by Halstead Property. Even the median price, which is not impacted by the ...


How to Dress Up the Lamp by Changing the Shade

By Gail Borelli ...


Eco-friendly Paints That Won’t Raise a Stink

By Jessie Milligan ...


Defining the “3rd Factor” in Moving Quotes

By Fayette Wester ...


What Is the Price of Perfection When it Comes to Your Lawn?

By Mary Beth Breckenridge ...


Foreclosures Delayed, Vacant Homes Fall into Disrepair

By Paul Wenske ...


Swimming Pool Q&A – Repairing Pool-wall Steps

By Paul Roth ...


Tips for Getting Rid of That Unwanted Painting

By Karen Youso ...


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