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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Take Pet Pampering to the Next Level With These Fabulous Dog Houses Survey: Homebuyers Value Reliable Wireless Service Over Home Prices If You’re Ready Come and Get It: Selena Gomez’s Texan Mansion Is for Sale When it […]

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4/24/2017 2:19:40 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Lisa Kudrow’s Recently Sold Ski Getaway in Park City 3 Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home Those With Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely to Own Home, Study Says Smart homes open the doors to new technological potential, […]

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4/19/2017 2:20:45 PM

(TNS)—Everyone’s a gardener in April. That is when cars almost automatically turn in the direction of garden centers, where everyone stocks up on their favorite plants for spring. For many people, their first choices are some of the many annuals that are already in bloom with the promise of more to come in the months […]

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4/18/2017 2:10:03 PM

Everyone wants to protect their home, their property, and, most of all, their families. In fact, market research suggests the home security business is growing at a rate of about 9 percent a year. Home security systems are not all alike, however. Some systems can not only warn you of intruders, but can also notify […]

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4/16/2017 11:02:12 AM

(TNS)—Leah was such a sweet dog. I never heard a peep from her, and she was always friendly in a calm way. We met when I bought a duplex, and she was living in one of the units with her owner. I moved into the unit next door after the sale closed, and gradually she […]

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4/12/2017 2:04:01 PM

(TNS)—Breaking into the home equity nest egg is becoming a very real possibility for more Americans as home prices rise—but raiding the house bank is not as easy as it was before the recession, and not everyone meets the requirements to borrow from home equity. Consumers must have a trifecta of enough equity, a high […]

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4/10/2017 2:05:37 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 DIY Projects You Can Take On With Your Significant Other Decorating Dos and Don’ts for the 30-Year-Old Homebuyer How to Keep Yourself Safe in a Power Outage Many homeowners have heard that homeownership is a great […]

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4/3/2017 2:34:27 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Bookworms: Here’s Where to Move If You Like to Read Live Like Country King and Queen Johnny Cash and June Carter How to Decide If Your Dream Home Is a Good Deal Whether it’s a bad storm […]

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4/2/2017 11:05:33 AM

(TNS)—Q: My mother passed away recently, leaving behind a small condo with a reverse mortgage. There is no equity in the property. Do I need to do anything about it? -Linda A: Most people eventually find themselves in a situation like this, dealing with the hassles of an inherited property. The ownership of the condo […]

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3/30/2017 2:35:45 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Now You Can Own Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Santa Barbara Villa How to Prepare Yourself for Becoming a Landlord 10 Easy Home Improvements to Make on Your Fixer Upper It’s an amazing neighborhood, the price […]

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3/28/2017 2:12:28 PM