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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the gang here at RISMedia and Housecall! We hope you enjoy some much deserved time off and relaxation while spending time with all of your loved ones. We wish you all continued success in 2015 and beyond! May your days be merry, bright and filled with deliciousness!   var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true,"ui_atversion":300,"ignore_server_config":true}; var...

If you could have any amenity at home, what would it be? A 10-car showroom? A mile-long moat? How about a zip line course crisscrossing the backyard? (Okay, that last one’s just me.) While homeownership is a dream realized for most, it’s no surprise that the desire for wish fulfillment remains long after closing. Castle-in-the-sky features may seem like a priority,...

A new home is one of the biggest purchases homeowners will make in their lifetimes. Regrettably, sometimes costly mistakes are made by various parties of the transaction - builders, remodeling contractors, or even the new homeowners, themselves. Knowing a few of the common mistakes homeowners make can prevent future snafus from happening and save you lots of time,...

According to Custora, 40 percent of online shopping for last year's Black Friday occurred on a mobile device. What some may not know - or just need a healthy reminder of - if you're browsing on a public Wi-Fi network, your desire to save may be compromising your private information. No one wants to worry about their identity and credit card info during the holidays! As...

The in-laws and their brood coming to stay for the holidays? Don't panic about where to stow everyone for the night. The following article offers three tips for sleeping more guests in your home, so you can focus on more important preparations—like stocking the home bar, perhaps? Screened off corners. So you put a cot in the office—now what? The answer is a privacy...

             
There's only one thing more satisfying than shoveling warm, delicious, nap-inducing Thanksgiving food into your pie-hole. What's that, you ask? Blowing it up into smithereens. This year, Century 21 Real Estate is celebrating Turkey Day a little bit differently - by polling their social media followers about their...

Save for a few juice bars whipping up olive-colored potions, most big cities fall short in the green department. For newcomers, and especially those moving from beyond a metro area, a lack of plant life can be a real downer. To combat those concrete jungle blues, pretend your apartment isn’t spatially-challenged and start a garden. Playing with dirt oddly alleviates...

This blog was contributed by Home Advisor. Photo credit: G&S Construction When investing in countertops for your kitchen, you should first consider how much cooking -- and what type of cooking -- you’ll be doing. Are you a master chef with a wide array of kitchen tools, or do you prefer to cook everything in the microwave or oven? Countertops vary widely, which...

There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent overprices my home?"  Last but not least, "Is this a good time to be selling a home?" is also a very common question...

You are dying to get an updated home, and you are very excited for the remodeling process to begin. But you aren’t naive. You have heard the horror stories about renovations, and you intend to make yours go smoothly. So you have done your homework, dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s, and you are confident your remodel will go off without a hitch. However,...