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Considering a Short Sale? Answer These Questions First

While you may have heard that selling your home as a short sale can be a long, frustrating, and sometimes futile process, the tide may be turning as lenders have become increasingly more amenable to short sales. Many lenders, says real estate professional and educator Gee Dunsten, are viewing short sales in a more favorable

Why Debt Can Be a Good Thing

When it comes to the best ways to use money, too many Americans operate under a key misconception, says investment adviser and financial planner Ike Ikokwu. “Money is opportunity, and having a blind spot for maximizing investment can drastically reduce one’s future options,” says Ikokwu, author of “Winning the Money Game: Separating the Myths from

Do-It-Yourself Home Projects Save Time and Money

This year, everyone is looking to save on their household budget. But just because you’re scaling back, doesn’t mean you can’t make some improvements around the house. Use these DIY home improvement and cleanup tips from the experts at Grime Boss to help revamp your home, without spending a fortune: Repaint the walls One great

Home Know-How: Understanding Condensation

What do houseplants, a boiling pot of pasta and your shower all have in common? They all add moisture to your home’s interior. And, while some humidity in the home is good, excessive moisture can be uncomfortable. “We often get calls from homeowners who are concerned that their windows are ‘sweating’ or leaking either inside

Homeowners Unaware of Costly Repair Responsibility

A recent national survey conducted by GfK Roper Custom Research finds that less than 50 percent of homeowners surveyed know that they are responsible for repairs to the water line on their property. Further, the report goes on to state that one-third of all homeowners responding actually assume that their local utility is responsible for

How to Make Your Home “POP” on the MLS

New housing reports out this month indicate that 2012 might be the year that the housing market begins to turn around and the combination of low interest rates, improved unemployment rates and current low home prices should bring some relief. In addition, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook survey, home sales

Is Hard Water Ruining Your Appliances?

Preserving expensive appliances is common household concern. With that in mind, it’s alarming that so many Americans do not realize the damage their water is doing. Most Americans have hard water flowing through their plumbing, and it’s taking a silent, but pricey toll on their water-using appliances and pipes. “If you think you’re not affected,