real estate: Thrifty Home Improvement Tips : Don't Let The Recession Derail Your Project - 07/04/09 10:05 PM
Last fall, the word "recessionista" began popping up in mainstream media. Since then, it has become popular and chic to live a lifestyle that embodies high style without the high prices. Being a recessionista doesn't have to stop with your clothes, though; here is a list of ideas to give your home a recessional friendly style update!

Reupholster your dining room chairs or sofa cushions- To really cut costs, browse through the clearance aisle at your local fabric store.
Mix up the color scheme of the pillows and placemats. Updating for the seasons can really give a room a … (1 comments)

real estate: You Can Avoid Bankruptcy - 07/04/09 09:59 PM
Your debts are piled up to an extent that you can't see past them. Your view into your financial future is blocked by your unpromising present. You're feeling hopeless and helpless. Well, don't despair. There is hope and there is help.

If you are considering bankruptcy, then your debts have not had the attention they needed. It could be due to many factors - e.g., medical emergency, divorce. Regardless, you need to look at this as an opportunity to get your financial life in order.
You will need to address several specifics in order to get a grasp on … (2 comments)

real estate: Life After Foreclosure - 06/20/09 05:51 PM
Okay. If your home was foreclosed on and sold on the courthouse steps, you feel like life's dealt you a major blow. The devastation left by a foreclosure is overwhelming, and feels insurmountable.

You think life is over, you'll never get to buy another home and you'll be paying twice as much for rent as you ever did on your mortgage payments. There is, however, life after foreclosure.

You'll need to put together a heavy-duty strategic plan to attack the financial dilemma you've gotten yourself into. Your credit is going to need an extreme makeover. It may take … (6 comments)

real estate: Will the Stimulus Package Help Struggling Real Estate Markets? - 06/20/09 03:36 PM
The mortgage crisis has created a ripple of upheaval throughout the nation. There isn't one major city that hasn't been impacted by foreclosures and unemployment in these tough economic times. Foreclosures and the high jobless rates present risks and challenges for a troubled economy. The stimulus package is intended to be instrumental to mitigate these risks and challenges. Below are several cities that are considered the riskiest in which to invest in today's market, and how the stimulus package will impact each.

1. Detroit, Michigan - Real estate has hit an all-time low, let me repeat, all time of … (1 comments)

real estate: How to Sell a House in a Cold Economy - 01/01/09 01:30 PM
Even in the best of times, selling a house during the long winter months can be a challenge. In these tough economic times many would-be home sellers are opting to hold onto their house until the market starts looking up. Not everyone has that option due to job changes, finances and other circumstances beyond control. If selling the house is an absolute must in these winter months following some no-nonsense advice can help.

Be aggressive about finding the right real estate agent.

First and foremost is choosing a real estate agent. The importance of finding the right person to … (2 comments)

real estate: Gardening in Central Texas - 10/30/08 07:34 PM
Gardening in Central Texas can be a tricky proposition to new comers to the area. At first glance, it seems that the long summer would be ideal for growing all kinds of fantastic items, but in fact no. The heat is too intense, the rain too infrequent, to support most of what northerners consider viable summer crops.
If you insist upon gardening in the summer, you must plant early. Long-maturing crops, that is crops that need 90-120 days, are best for summer gardens. The average last freeze date in Austin is March 18. With that in mind, plant the following … (1 comments)


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