Basements & Roofs – Planning a Rocking Rec Room

*By John Voket, RISMedia Consumer Columnist   We have been talking about basements a lot recently. Not only am I interested in taking a look down those stairs and shining a light on some of the most common winter basement issues, I want to provide tips on turning that dark…

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Porches Making a Comeback: Get Yours in Tip Top Shape

*By Keith Loria Thanks to urban living and vintage tastes, front porches are once again in vogue as homebuyers add them to their must-have list. As porches continue to make a comeback, sellers are using them to their advantage in order to attract prospective buyers and even sweeten the deal….

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Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February with a one-point decline to 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released recently. “Following solid gains over the past year, builder confidence has essentially leveled out and held…

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Real Estate Trends: From Trash to Treasure

*By Paige Tepping   From homes to cabins to dormitories—and everything in between—re-purposed shipping containers, or ISBUs (Intermodal Steel Building Units) are making their mark on the residential real estate sector, blurring the lines between two very distinct industries as one’s trash becomes the other’s treasure. Originally built to transport…

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Don’t Get Scammed by a Fraudulent Loan or Mortgage Scheme

*By John Voket, RISMedia Consumer Confidant   If you made a resolution to solve any credit issues or address mortgage challenges in the new year, then this is for you. We recently heard from some of the nation’s most tried and true ‘watchdogs’ about an issue he will be monitoring…

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Tips for Rebuilding after a Storm

In the aftermath of a Super Storm, homeowners assess the damage their homes sustained in the storm and will soon begin the rebuilding process. A natural disaster of this magnitude can be daunting, leaving many unsure of where to begin. If your home was affected, read the following tips before…

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