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TIPS FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS IN YOUR NEW HOME! - 11/30/10 04:03 PM
It was Bing Crosby who immortalized a "White Christmas" in his 1942 hit single, but these days more and more eco-conscious consumers are dreaming of a green hoilday season instead. Use Sustainable Gift Wrap: Consider saving and reusing holiday wrapping paper just as your grandmother once did. Or wrap your gifts in pretty fabric that can be used for other purposes. "In my family, we re-gift gift bags again and again," DeLongpre Johnston says. "Pillowcases can also make pretty gift wraps if done right." Decorate with Energy-Efficient Lighting: While many people still use standard incandescent holiday bulbs, decorative LED lights (1 comments)
Americans Uncertain Housing Market Has Bottomed Out - 11/29/10 11:36 AM
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010-Fannie Mae's most recent nationwide housing survey finds that Americans are less certain that the housing market has bottomed, and continue to be wary of buying a home. The Third Quarter 2010 Fannie Mae National Housing Survey polled homeowners and renters between July 2010 and September 2010. Findings were compared to similar surveys conducted in June 2010, January 2010 and December 2003. Fewer Americans think it is a good time to buy a home (68 percent, down 2 percentage points since June) and more Americans think it is a bad time to buy (29 percent, up 3 percentage (2 comments)
Top Tips For Winterizing Your Home... - 11/15/10 11:39 AM
As winter sets in, there's nothing better than hibernating on the sofa with a good book or classic film. But having this spoiled by a home emergency can add a real chill to your winter warmth, especially if it's preventable.We're all familiar with the issues winter forces upon us: the boiler breaking, pipes bursting or a break-in, which can make the harsh effects of winter far more severe.Planning ahead now can help protect you against these potential problems. Here are some simple tips from John Lewis Insurance to prevent home emergencies from happening. Many of them are relatively quick and easy (1 comments)
7 STEPS TO A SOUND RETIREMENT... - 11/14/10 10:16 AM
There are seven keys to a lot of things in life. There are seven steps to heaven and seven types of intelligence and seven habits of effective leaders.1. Quantify assets and net worth.The first order of business is taking a tally of all that you own - your financial and non-financial assets, including your home and a self-owned business, and all that you owe. Your home, given that it might be your largest asset, could play an especially important part in your retirement, according to Abkemeier.And at minimum, you should evaluate the many ways you can create income from your home, (0 comments)
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