• May 24, 2015

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    5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal

    (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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    How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors

    (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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    Smart Ways to Spruce up a Small Space

    (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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Wednesday 05/20/2015
When on an Association Board, Education Is a Must
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Running a community association can be a rewarding but difficult task -- a minefield for even the most savvy, seasoned and well-intentioned arbiter.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Simple Accents
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Small details and accent pieces can make a big difference when it comes to dressing up your home. However, adding a touch of personal style doesn’t have to break the bank; you can actually make a big difference by adding simple, practical and inexpensive accents in every room.

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Throwing a Decked Out Deck Party
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, graduation party or making the most of a summer holiday, the perfect preparations and attention to ambiance are key ingredients to a successful outdoor celebration.

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Energy-Efficient Renovation Tips
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Picking paint colors and ogling kitchen remodels on Pinterest can be fun for homeowners looking to renovate. However, today’s homeowners are looking for upgrades that not only look great, but save money. Energy-efficiency improvements are a smart investment toward curbing energy use, cutting energy bills, and increasing the value of a home.

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Home Upgrades from the Inside Out
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Looking to do some home improvement projects this spring? Plan ahead for the biggest impact for your budget.

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DIY Kids’ Room Makeovers
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Once school lets out, it’s a great time to make updates to kids’ rooms. Not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it’s a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn.

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Tips for Perfect Laundry, Every Time
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Keeping your wardrobe and entertaining linens fresh and clean is no easy task – from fitting your laundry routine into your lifestyle to removing the toughest stains from your bright whites.

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Power Your Way Through Summer
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise, there are more and more reasons you may find yourself in need of electricity. From weather-related emergencies that leave your home without power to camping or tailgating, where electricity adds convenience, you can keep the power at all times with a portable generator.

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Enjoy Backyard Family Time
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) A lush, healthy landscape is the perfect setting for making family memories. In fact, more than half of Americans say their yard is their favorite place at home to spend quality time with family.

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Friday 05/15/2015
5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean During a Remodel
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Maybe you're finally updating your 1970s kitchen to one that's more sleek and modern. Perhaps it's as simple as remodeling a bathroom. Whatever the room, home renovations can be pretty hectic and messy.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
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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Monday 04/06/2015
One smart update can upgrade your entire home
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If your home is 10 years old or older, your garage door is probably a plain-Jane raised-panel steel door that adds little or nothing to the overall design of your house.

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Sunday 04/05/2015
Will Your Home Withstand Storm Season? Six Tips to Help You Prepare
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) Year after year, Americans from Tornado Alley to the Gulf Coast to the metropolises of the Eastern Seaboard witness storms that cause millions in damage and loss of life. However, no matter where you live, or what type of extreme weather you may face, there are things you can do to protect your home and family from the worst.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Plan now for your big move this summer
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - The big move – it should be in all-caps and announced with a deep, authoritative voice. THE BIG MOVE. And it's coming to your family soon. It might be from one house to another across town, or it might involve crossing many state lines. No matter the distance, amount of belongings or number of people, your big move is going to be a big deal.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
4 Surprising Tips You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a House
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 1:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Insider tips -- who doesn't love a good (legal) one?

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Buyer Beware: Termite Inspections a Necessity for Spring House Hunters
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - A home is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their lifetime. However, dream homes can quickly turn to nightmares if destructive termites find their way into the structure.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
How to secure the home loan you need
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Springtime represents new beginnings and is the prime time to get the house in order. Whether you’re looking to make a first-time purchase, refresh an existing home or simply leverage built-up equity for other reasons, it’s important to figure out which path is right for you and understand the lending options available.

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