home ownership guide: 10 Tips to Better Lawn Maintenance - 07/20/10 04:16 AM
By Stephanie AndreRISMEDIA, July 20, 2010--Taking care of your lawn and garden is time-consuming, there's no doubt. But, in order to have the lawn you want -- and keep it healthy -- you either need to hire someone to help you out or allocate the time necessary to getting it done the right way.Here are 10 ways to keep your lawn healthy and happy:1. Remove leaves and sticks. A chipper/shredder canconvert most small lawn debris to usable mulch or compost.2. Prune dead or diseased limbs from trees and shrubs. Deadhead or remove spent annuals.3. Clean up any edging that has started … (1 comments)

home ownership guide: Calculate Your Income vs. Debt - 07/12/10 03:21 PM
Most lenders don't want you to take out a loan that will overload your ability to repay.
By John Adams
As you think about applying for a home loan, you need to consider your personal finances. How much you earn versus how much you owe will likely determine how much a lender will allow you to borrow.
First, determine your gross monthly income. This will include any regular and recurring income that you can document. Unfortunately, if you can't document the income or it doesn't show up on your tax return, then you can't use it to qualify for a loan. … (0 comments)

home ownership guide: On your road to home ownership - 07/12/10 03:03 PM
Educate yourself on current market conditions and loans available, as these change with time.  Learning about all the options available will help you make the best financial decision.

home ownership guide: Have you thought about an outdoor kitchen..? - 07/08/10 02:24 PM
Have You Thought About an Outdoor Kitchen?  By Jean PattesonRISMEDIA, July 8, 2010--(MCT)--
The outdoor kitchen is rapidly becoming the social hub of the home, much as the indoor kitchen is the favorite gathering place for family and friends. The trend is especially strong in areas where the climate favors outdoor living almost year-round."It's a hot item," said Scott Redmon, owner of Alfresco Living in Maitland, Fla. "And the outdoor kitchen is becoming a lot more than a grill and a sink in the corner of the porch. It's a whole entertainment system. People have a higher expectation for their exterior … (3 comments)

home ownership guide: 7 Spring Fixes to Boost Your Home's Value - 07/01/10 02:32 PM
7 Spring Fixes to Boost Your Home's Value
Thursday, April 22, 2010
At this time of year, many people dive into their spring cleaning. But this is also the perfect time to tackle home improvements tasks you put off during the cold winter weather. There are lots of relatively simple and affordable things you can do to give your home a spring facelift. Your house will look better and your family will feel happier in it. As a bonus, you will also boost your home's value at the same time.
1. Add the Perfect Touch with Paint
"A fresh coat of … (1 comments)

home ownership guide: Fannie Mae Launches New Series of ‘Five-Step’ Guides to Help Educate Homeowners and Potential Home Buyers - 06/26/10 03:00 PM
RISMEDIA, June 19, 2010—Fannie Mae recently launched the first three in a series of “Five-Step” guides, offering useful information for current homeowners, those interested in purchasing a home and homeowners who may be struggling with their current mortgage... more Fannie Mae Launches New Series of ‘Five-Step’ Guides to Help Educate Homeowners and Potential Home Buyers | RISMedia … (2 comments)

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