• July 7, 2015

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    Thinking of Buying a Home? What to Know Now

    (StatePoint) Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country. If these facts are tempting you to take the plunge, you’re not alone.

  • Real Estate

    More Millennials Entering Housing Market

    (StatePoint) Millennials sometimes get stereotyped as indifferent social media addicts who shun the traditional nine-to-five, but new statistics suggest they might be maturing.

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    Expand Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate

    (NewsUSA) - Don't let concerns about complexity keep you from the benefits of investing in real estate. The advantages of investment properties include rental income, value appreciation and equity growth, and locating, buying and managing property isn't as complicated as most people imagine.

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Sunday 07/05/2015
Let It Grow
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s a just a vibrant pop of pretty petals you want added to the front of the home or a raised bed full of delicious fruits and vegetables, the return of warmer weather has many homeowners reaching for their gardening gloves.

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A Cool Way to Reduce Energy Costs
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) It’s the time of year when even a dip in the local lake won’t cool you down for long. What you really need is effective, efficient air conditioning that provides constant and reliable comfort.

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From Front Porch to Back Patio
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Not only is your home a reflection of your own unique style, it’s that cozy nook you look forward to at the end of each day. Happy homeowners know it’s essential to keep up the comfort inside and out. From the sleek designs and functional convenience of kitchen appliances to smart tech tools that help you keep your grass greener and your water consumption in check, use these ideas to help you enjoy that beautiful space you call home.

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Connected Home Conveniences
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) For busy families juggling to keep up with the pace of life, technology brings convenience and peace of mind to home life, making things easier for all of us. At the touch of a button, new technologies meet the needs of busy families who benefit from thoughtful, technological shortcuts throughout the house.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
De-Stress Your Move
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Although moving is one of the most stressful life events—according to the Employee Relocation Council—it doesn’t have to be. Here are four steps to make moving easier:

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Livable Design Is What's Cooking In Kitchens Today
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Organic, ergonomic and livable are the qualities that homeowners want in their kitchens these days. Plus, everyone wants the kitchen to make his or her own unique design statement.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
American manufacturing by the numbers [Infographic]
Posted: June 30, 2015

(BPT) - Given the choice between buying a product made in the United States and buying one made abroad, the majority of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a 2013 survey. DEWALT is a global brand with American roots committed to bringing manufacturing back to the United States. With that in mind, DEWALT is expanding its number of tools made in the USA with global materials. The following facts and figures support the trend towards increased American manufacturing, of which DEWALT is a proud contributor.

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Minimizing the Mess: How to Keep a Clean Home With Kids
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - No doubt about it, Americans like their "stuff."

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How To Create An Outdoor Oasis
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Wow your friends and families at gatherings, pool parties or barbecues in your backyard by creating your own outdoor oasis. Build.com and Donny Osmond have teamed up to share 10 surprisingly easy and affordable ways to turn your backyard into a great space for both relaxing and entertaining.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Simple Steps to Safeguard Your Second Home
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Owning a second home has many benefits: a potential rental income and a relaxing, reliable getaway, to name a few. However, second homeowners also must consider the challenges of maintaining a property left vacant for long periods of time.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Considering home improvements? Out-of-the-ordinary upgrades can enhance livability and value
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Perhaps your home is in pretty good shape – newish roof, well-maintained furnace and air-conditioning, and fresh paint throughout. Or maybe you’ve bought a brand-new house that’s move-in ready. Even though you don’t really need to do a thing to the home, you may still have the urge to update. But what can you do when everything is already just about perfect?

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Sunday 05/31/2015
5 tips for a seamless moving process
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere new is an exciting, yet intimidating task. Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, you’re bound to experience all the ups and downs of the moving process. Between the packing, moving and eventual unpacking, the process seems never ending.

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Monday 05/25/2015
Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a challenge to tackle. Luckily, there are surprisingly simple methods to erase them for good. Here are a few tips to freshen up the most stubborn spots in your home.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Smart Ways to Spruce up a Small Space
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Giving a design facelift to small spaces may seem challenging. But you can make more of every square inch with creative solutions.

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Getting Set to Sell: Which Home Upgrades Matter Most?
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re preparing to sell, or just looking to increase your home’s value, it’s important to think about strategic upgrades -- and not just how; but where to remodel. 

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Quick tips to reduce moving stress
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transportable. That’s why it’s even more important to protect those goods that can make the move.

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Glass act: How modern fenestration improves a home's energy efficiency
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Most people probably think of windows and skylights only when they’re buying or selling a house, when they get dirty, when they leak, or when the kid next door lobs a baseball through one. Yet the glass in your home is arguably among its most important features, directly impacting the structure’s overall energy efficiency and livability.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
How to determine the true value of home improvements
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending in 2015. It’s news like this that may have you contemplating an update to your house. Even if you plan to stay in your home for years to come, it’s important to consider which home remodeling projects offer the potential for a positive return on investment.

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