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Monday 07/27/2015
What to Know Before Digging on Your Property
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Each summer, many homeowners reach for their shovels and begin digging as part of landscaping and other home improvement projects. Whether you are a “do-it-yourselfer” or a professional excavator contracted for a project, it’s crucial to dig smart.

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Choose the Right Lighting for Your Home
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Just like many products, when it comes to purchasing new light bulbs, nothing beats the in-store experience. Seeing the difference in lighting has a stronger impact than online reviews from other consumers or experts. 

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5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That's about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms of money, that's an alarming $165 billion in wasted food annually, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. 

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Tips to Get Your Rental Security Deposit Back
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Moving out of an apartment or rental home is hard work and often unveils inevitable wear-and-tear from living in the space. What can be even more challenging is restoring the space to its original condition in order to get your security deposit back.

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A Kitchen Designer Tells All
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When remodeling your kitchen, it can be tricky to know where to start. Certified Kitchen Designer MaryJo Camp has been there, in more ways than one. As a designer certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Camp has designed thousands of kitchens in her 35-year career – including her own. With a newfound personal understanding of remodeling challenges, Camp has pulled together her top tips for a successful kitchen revamp.

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5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement Project
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re looking to refresh your familiar abode, chances are good you have a laundry list of home-improvement projects to accomplish.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Aging In Place Made Safer & Easier
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—A recent Harris Poll released by HomeServe USA found some surprising facts about Americans 50 and over.

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Avoid Accidents
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—A few simple steps, when it comes to ladders, could save 300 lives a year, according to the World Health Organization. In addition, 164,000 emergency room treatments could be avoided.

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Drought Or Not, Every Drop Counts
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—As summer and warm-weather activities heat up, it may be tempting to leave the water running to keep yourself and your lawn cool. However, as seen on the West Coast, droughts rob communities of the rain or snow that replenishes their much-needed water supplies, so saving water for the future becomes more important than ever.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
News Of Older Houses
Updated: July 23, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Older homes often have a unique charm—but few have insulation that meets modern energy efficiency standards. This can result in air leaks, wasted energy and high utility bills. One way to fix this is with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Expand Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 2:31 am

(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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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Considering home improvements? Out-of-the-ordinary upgrades can enhance livability and value
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 2:31 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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Monday 06/01/2015
5 tips for a seamless moving process
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 2:31 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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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 2:31 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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Wednesday 05/20/2015
5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 2:31 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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Monday 05/18/2015
How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 2:31 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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Thursday 05/07/2015
Smart Ways to Spruce up a Small Space
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 2:32 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 - 2:32 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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Thursday 04/30/2015
Quick tips to reduce moving stress
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 2:30 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 08, 2015 - 2:30 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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