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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Renters: Make Sure Your Security Deposit Is Safe

For those of us considering moving out of our rentals, securing your security deposit can be a make-it-or-break it moment for our finances, as you will most likely be needing a security deposit for wherever you’re headed. Unfortunately, many renters never see their security deposit again. Recently, Rent.com surveyed 1,000…

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How-To: Organize Your Small Spaces

*By John Voket, RISMedia Consumer Confidant I come across a lot of advice on making your life and your home more organized. The latest addition to my “little black book” of organizational fanatics is Jennifer Hadfield whose own cool little website can be accessed at tatertotsandjello.com. She recently reached out…

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HUD Helps Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning

To help ensure families protect their children from lead poisoning, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced new Guidelines on how to identify and control lead-based paint and related hazards in housing, and to help property owners, government agencies, and private contractors sharply reduce childhood exposure…

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Money Saving Laundry Tips

Laundry may have been one of the first things you learned to do when you moved out of your parent’s place. But even seasoned launderers can still learn a few new tricks in savvy sudsing. “Laundry detergent can be expensive and it’s a product just about everyone values,” says Anderson,…

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