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  • Alternatives to Granite in Your Kitchen

    If you’re designing your kitchen, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into the surface you’ll use for your counter. Granite is still considered the gold standard, but this is not your only option. Click through to learn about alternatives to granite at a variety of price points.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering If a Fixer-Upper Is a Good Investment

    Perhaps you've noticed the influx of fixer-uppers on the market. Are they piquing your interest? Click through for information on what you need to know before you make an investment in one of these homes.

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  • Property Estimates Plus a Lot of Extras with Online Program

    Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Learn About Your Local Neighborhood -- Or One You're Considering

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics for any address and any neighborhood that you want. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • What's Over Your Head?

    Choosing a roof may not be the most glamorous homeowner's purchase, but it has a big effect on the beauty and durability of your home — and on your wallet. Click through to learn more about your options before making a roofing choice.

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  • Empty Nest? 5 Changes Your Home Needs Now That It’s Kid-Free

    Kids off to college? Married or living in their own homes? You and your home deserve a little TLC now that your child-rearing days are over. Click through for five changes your home needs now that you’re an empty nester.

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  • Planting an Edible Garden

    Did you know that digging in the dirt and planting a garden can be meditative and can help raise property values for homeowners? Click through to see why interest in edible gardens is on the rise and how you can be part of the trend.

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  • What Sold Down The Street, When And For How Much?

    My friends are always asking me about the market and what homes sold for! Well now you can see what I tell them. When you click the Just Sold image you can access recent solds and appreciation data. I have coverage for...

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Downsizing After You Retire?

    Are you thinking about a change? Lots of elderly homeowners decide to downsize to make life a little easier. Click through to learn some of the reasons downsizing is a good option for elderly homeowners.

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  • 5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks to Get the Job Done Faster

    Want to make cleaning your kitchen a breeze? These tips will help you remove dirt and grime while saving time! Click through for five kitchen cleaning hacks to get the job done faster.

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  • Get Property Valuation Ranges -- and More -- Instantly!

    Do you want to know about how much your property is worth? Or the value range of a property you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Curious About the Advantages of Investing in Real Estate?

    Many investors are looking for ways to diversify their investment portfolios, or are considering buying a place for an adult child. Click through to learn the many advantages of investing in real estate.

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  • What Is a Home Warranty?

    You can think of a home warranty as a home protection plan, and it is especially useful for a first-time homebuyer with no experience maintaining a home. Click through to see how it works and who will pay for it.

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  • Get the Inside Scoop on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    With Neighborhood360, a full report for any neighborhood is at your fingertips -- a full demographic profile that helps you get a wide-range picture of any village or town. In all, 150 million records are available! Click through to get the complete story for your own address and neighborhood, or one you're interested in.

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  • 7 Questions to Ask When Attending Open Houses

    It's both fun and educational to attend an open house, whether it's for a new residence or a vacation home. Click through to learn how to prepare strategic questions to ask the listing agent when attending open houses as a potential buyer.

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  • Make More Kitchen Storage

    Your kitchen has to handle many tasks. And if you have a small space, you may be wondering how to store everything you need. Click through to learn how to make the most of your kitchen storage — and even increase it.

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  • 5 Home Renovation Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes

    Just about anyone can complete a home fix-up project that doesn’t lead to sky-high costs, lengthy timelines and extra effort. Click through for home renovation projects that can be done in less than 20 minutes.

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  • 7 Factors That Affect Your Home Insurance Rates

    Insurance rates are anything but static. In reality, a number of factors can influence the details of your home insurance package. Click through for important details about how insurance policies work.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want Help Pricing Your Home Correctly?

    Testing the market is usually not the best way to go about selling your home. You're really better off pricing it right the first time.  Click through to learn the real story on how to sell your home quickly.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You're Worried About Cyber Fraud

    If you're in the middle of buying or selling a home, you no doubt have a lot of online conversations with real estate agents and mortgage banks. Click through to learn how to keep these exchanges secure.

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  • Mortgage Myth Buster: Is 20% Down The Rule?

    I continue to hear misinformation about mortgage financing. Since the financial crisis of 2008 it has been widely reported that homebuyers need 20% of the sales price for a down payment, and excellent credit. This could not be more inaccurate and discourages many would be buyers from pursuing homeownership. Click through for more accurate news!

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  • 10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills During the Summer Months

    Summer means baseball and swimming and ice cream! But unfortunately, it also can mean high energy bills, thanks to air conditioning and having the kids at home. Click through to learn how to lower your utility bills and save money this summer.

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  • How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

    Do you want to keep happy and healthy indoor plants all year round? Even if your thumb isn't the brightest shade of green, these tips will help ensure that your plants thrive. Click through to learn how to keep indoor plants alive.

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  • What Sold Down The Street, When And For How Much?

    My friends are always asking me about the market and what homes sold for! Well now you can see what I tell them. When you click the Just Sold image you can access recent solds and appreciation data. I have coverage for...

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  • Closing Costs on a Mortgage: What Are They?

    Closing costs are often just mentioned in passing as part of the home purchase process, but they can be substantial and you shouldn't ignore them when budgeting. Click through to understand what exactly closing costs are.

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  • Are Colorful Kitchen Cabinets the New Trend?

    Wood cabinets once reigned supreme in kitchens. Later, that trend was replaced with crisp white cabinets and neutral gray tones. Click through to learn about the latest color trends for your kitchen cabinets.

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  • How to Get a Mortgage Without a Down Payment

    You may be ready to finally move into your dream home, but not ready financially to take the leap. Buyers in this situation still have plenty of options. Click through for some little-known mortgage strategies.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Searching for the Perfect Home to Retire In?

    Finding the perfect spot to retire isn't easy. Click through to see five questions that can help you home in on your perfect retirement home.

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  • Planting Bulbs: What's the Right Time?

    It depends on where you live and what flowers you're planning, but with fall on the horizon, you might want to think about next year's flowers. Click through to learn how to plant bulbs for the spring.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar: Including Virtual Events

    You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • 6 Negotiating Tips Homebuyers Need to Know

    You want to get the best deal possible when buying a new home. Fortunately, there are negotiating strategies that all homebuyers can use when working with sellers and their agents. Click through for six negotiating tips for homebuyers.

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  • Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances

    Ready to update your kitchen? One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is deciding how to choose what kinds of appliances you want. Click through for tips to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Questions Will a Mortgage Lender Ask of Me?

    Get prepared for buying a house by getting prequalified for a mortgage. Click through to learn what mortgage bankers want to know and how you can position yourself to provide the answers.

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  • Decor Hacks for Entryway Organization

    Without the right organization system, the entryway can be a place of chaos. You want to make sure that this part of your home remains functional while also being stylish. Click through for the top entryway storage hacks.

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  • From Formal Dining Room to...a Home Office?

    Many homes have a formal dining room that never — or but rarely — is used. Just because a room like this exists in your house, it doesn’t mean it has to be used only for one purpose. Click through for creative ways to transform your dining room into useful space.

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  • Deep Clean Your Pantry

    Do you have a dedicated pantry in your home? Perhaps you just use the most convenient cupboard space. When was the last time you organized it? Click through to learn some innovative ways to clean and reorganize your pantry.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

    You work your whole life to retire with dignity and in style. Many retirees head south, but location is not the be all and end all. Click through for five other things to consider when choosing a retirement home.

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  • Decorate in Bold Monochromatic Color

    You can decorate your home in myriad ways. Color — for paint, furnishings and accessories — is the easiest way to style a room. If you want to make a bold statement, click through for ideas about monochromatic color schemes.

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  • Decorating with Fall Color Schemes

    The colors of autumn evoke a certain sense of comfort and calm. Rich browns, fiery reds, and subdued yellows make us feel cozy and warm. Click through to learn how to decorate with an autumn color palate.

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  • Quick Fixes You Can Do at Home This Weekend

    There are many household tasks that are a lot easier to handle than you may have expected, and the results can give you a lot of satisfaction. Click through for key repair jobs you can tackle now to improve your home right away.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Debating Over Whether to Buy a New or Old Home?

    There are pros and cons to both new construction and existing homes. Click through to take a look at the price differences, maintenance and operation costs, location and style of the home when making your decision.

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  • Make Your Bathroom Design Fun

    Is your bathroom a fun and exciting space or do you want to keep it relaxing and serene? In either case, some decorating tips can help you hit just the right notes. Click through to learn how to make your bathroom design fun.

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  • Big Trends in Showers and Tubs

    The bathroom is not only a necessary room but also one that should evoke a sense of calm and serenity. You spend a lot of time in this space, so it should reflect a feeling you love. Click through to learn more about the big trends in showers and tubs.

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  • You’ll Love These 7 Kitchen Hacks

    Finding a better or easier way to improve your kitchen can elevate a merely functional space to the next level. Which kitchen hacks can help you achieve an efficient structure and design? Click through to learn about 7 kitchen tips for your home.

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  • Industrial Design 101

    If you’ve flipped through décor magazines and stopped at the pages featuring industrial design, you may have wondered about how to achieve that look in your own home. Click through to learn how to add that industrial edge to your home’s design.

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  • Why Your Mortgage Is More Than Just the Rate

    A mortgage loan is more than just a rate. It is the tool that enables you to turn a house into your home, for years or even decades. Click through to learn more about mortgages and better understand what a mortgage loan can mean for your future.

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  • With New Online Program, Property Valuation Ranges Are Just the Beginning

    Maybe you want to know about that property you're thinking of buying. Or you just want to know the valuation range for your own property. Click through to access an AVM online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • Our Super Online Program: The Full Story on Any Address, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, a smart new program that provides the key demographics for any neighborhood. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Ready to Purchase Your Next Home?

    If you've decided it's time to move to a bigger home or a home in a more coveted area, your next challenge will be how to finance it. Click through for 4 smart strategies for purchasing your next home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Much Will It Cost to Stage My Home?

    If you’re in the midst of selling your home and looking to attract potential buyers, home staging has become a popular sales tool for a successful showing. Click through for information on ways to stage your home and what costs are involved.

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  • Clever Nursery Storage Ideas

    Introducing a new baby into your life can be chaotic. Ensuring that your nursery is organized can help everyone adjust to this transition. Click through to learn about clever nursery storage ideas you can implement before the baby arrives.

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  • Bring the Outdoors Indoors with Plants and Natural Decor

    Nature is relaxing. But it’s not always feasible to be outdoors. Can you bring the outdoors in using plants and natural décor? Click through to learn how to decorate with natural materials to create an outdoor feel inside.

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  • Tasteful Seasonal Decorating

    It's the end of a rough year. More than ever, you may want to celebrate and add a little pop to the exterior of your home. You don't have to go overboard to make an impression. Click through to learn how some tasteful decorating tips can make your home a showpiece.

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