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  • Fashion Trends Translated for Your Home

    In a lot of cases, the new trends in the fashion industry directly translate to the latest craze in the interior design industry. Click through to explore the colors, textures and design motifs that work on the runway and in the home.

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  • 6 Front Door Trends We Love

    Spice up your front door area for great curb appeal and a welcoming entrance. Click the full article right below here to learn about trends toward bright, bold colors, reclaimed and vintage items and coordinated but fun hardware.

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  • Interest Rate vs. APR: Know the Difference

    Most likely you have seen the rate chart at your bank that notes the current rate and then also the APR. What is the difference, though, and what does it mean for you? Click through for an easy-to-follow financial primer.

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  • Great Closet Secrets to Use Today

    Take a lesson from the pros when it comes to organizing your closet. It's the one place in the house where a bit of organization can go a really, really long way. Click through for the closet of your dreams.

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  • The Ultimate List of Homeowner Tax Deductions

    Tax season is almost over, but there's still time to take advantage of these deductions. If you've already filed, it's never too early to plan for next year! Click through to make sure you don't pay the IRS more than you have to.

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  • 4 High-Tech Solutions to Care for Your Home

    Home maintenance agenda items can be a pain to remember! Thankfully there are apps to remember them for us. Click through for a list of some of the best home maintenance apps available, all of which are free! 

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  • Common Mistakes When Upgrading the Kitchen

    Upgrading the kitchen can be exciting, and even fun, but you have to plan carefully to avoid expensive and frustrating errors. Click through to learn about the biggest mistakes you can make, and how to avoid them.

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  • Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Upgrades

    The great thing about curb appeal is that not only does it make your home easier to sell, it also gives you a more comfortable and beautiful home to enjoy right now. Click through to learn how to increase your curb appeal without spending a fortune.

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  • Mudroom Organization Tricks to Keep You Sane

    The joy and pain of a mudroom: It can be very useful, but it can become messy and dirty itself. Click through for tips on keeping this fab space at a minimum level of clutter.

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  • All New Deep Data For Your Neighborhood

    Get the real story on your neighborhood--or any neighborhood--and see data about everything from schools to household income. Click through to start your exploration.

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  • Creative Lighting Options That Will Brighten Any Room

    Creative lighting not only adds to the overall aesthetic of your home, it also has a positive impact on your health. Click through to learn how to make lighting work for your home.

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  • Run If You See These 6 Contractor Red Flags

    Hiring a contractor? Know what you're getting into. Click Full Article below to learn how to work properly with contractors and to make sure they're not taking advantage of you.

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  • 3 Ways to Find the Best School for Your Children

    Are you thinking about where your children may go to school? You may have choices, so it's good to do your 'homework' early. Click the full article right below here to learn how to find the best schools for your children.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

    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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  • Tips to Make Your Living Room Look Larger

    Want to make your living room look bigger? These space-enhancing tips will increase room size without raising the rent or roof. Click the full article right below here for some clever techniques to upgrade your living space.

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  • 4 Reasons You Want to Buy a Home This Year

    Are you dreaming of buying a new home but holding back because you are unsure whether it's the right time? Strike now! Click through to learn why, with rates decreasing and rental prices soaring, now is the time to take action.

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  • Understanding Escrow Accounts: What You Need to Know

    Escrow accounts can be a confusing prospect, but they prove to be a useful tool for many home buyers, and many lenders use them. Click through for the ins and outs of this often-misunderstood financial tool.

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  • How to Blend Technology with Your Home Decor

    How can you blend technology with your home decor for seamless form and function? Click the full article right below here for some exciting ways to merge design with high-tech.

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  • Is the Home Office Tax Deduction for You?

    Wondering whether you can claim a home office tax deduction? It's a great tax break, but as with so many provisions, there are a lot of regulations. Click through to find out how it works and whether you're entitled.

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  • Welcome to Pantry Organization 101

    Reclaim the pantry and bring joy back into the kitchen with these organization tips. Mess is not inevitable. Click the full article right below here to learn how to take control of your kitchen storage space.

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  • 5 Home Technologies to Watch for in 2017

    Did you ever want to live inside the home of the future? This could be the year that happens. Click through for a list of some of the coolest and most practical devices designed for your home.

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  • Reinvigorate Your Home With These 4 Light Window-Treatment Ideas

    We all love a good blackout curtain when we're sleeping in, but those aren't always the best option for daylight hours. Click Full Article below for four light window-treatment options to revitalize any space.

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  • 9 Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

    Yes, it's time to have fun, but we need to be safe as well. Take a few minutes to check your house, from your extension cords to your furnace. Click through for a brief list of home safety rules.

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  • Hidden Ways You're Raising Your Energy Bills

    Nobody likes that time of the month when the energy bills arrive, especially in regions where heating costs are high. But did you know you may be increasing your bills without even knowing it? Click through to learn about the hidden energy drains.

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  • Exterior Design Trends to Watch as 2017 Approaches

    We revive ancient construction techniques while incorporating evolving lifestyles. Here are our exterior design trend picks for the rapidly approaching 2017. Click through for some New Year's resolutions for your home.

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  • 5 Fun (and Functional) Trends for Kids' Rooms

    Tired of seeing your kid's room in disarray? It doesn't have to be this way. Click through for some entertaining and practical solutions to organizing a child's room.

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  • Expert Tips for Getting the Best Mortgage Rates

    Getting the best possible mortgage rate can be a long-term money saver. Even a small decrease in your interest rate can lead to huge savings in the long term. Click through to learn about your options before settling on a mortgage.

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  • What Are Your Lightbulbs Costing You?

    Are you choosing the right lightbulbs for your home? It wouldn't seem this is a purchase that requires a lot of thought, but bulbs are something you should consider. Click through to learn more about these taken-for-granted purchases.
     

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  • Go Bold with Your Basement!

    Don't forget about the basement when it comes to improving your home, making it more livable and valuable. Click Full Article below for five basement fix-up ideas that typically result in a boost in home value.

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  • What Your Homeowner's Insurance Likely Won't Cover

    Your homeowner's insurance does have limitations, and it pays to know what they are before you run into a problem. Click through to learn about four things your homeowner's insurance likely won't cover.

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  • 5 Things to Consider for a New Washer and Dryer

    If this is the first time you've bought a new washer and dryer in years, you are in for a real surprise! The choices are many and the features, extraordinary. Click through for some tips in deciding how to select the right washer and dryer.

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  • What to Know If You're Thinking About a Tankless Water Heater

    Installing a tankless water heater can save space, energy and money. Many homeowners are switching over while others argue that the benefits do not outweigh the costs. Click through for the real story.

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  • Be Prepared for Storms With This Emergency Kit

    Are you ready for a storm? No one likes them, but you can get through them if you're prepared. Click through for some tips on assembling an emergency kit to help you through the worst of it.

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  • The 5 Home Tech Apps That Save Time and Money

    Smart home technology has come of age, and apps are available that make it easy and automatic to do everything from managing energy consumption to enhancing security. Click the full article right below here for these 2016 must-haves.

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  • Implement Celebrity Interior Design Trends at Home

    Take a look at these luxury design trends that you can take from celebrity homes and implement in your own home. Click Full Article below to learn how to turn your home into a showplace.

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  • Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Help

    If you have just a little extra cash, you might be able to pay off your mortgage sooner, without going through the trouble and expense of a refi. Click through for some insights into how you may be able to save a lot on your mortgage with some simple strategies.

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  • Create Curb Appeal: Budget-Friendly Ideas for the Outdoors

    Make yard work fun and amp up your curb appeal with these landscaping ideas. Click Full Article below for tricks on how to design an aesthetically pleasing yard without breaking the bank.

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  • Is a Mother-in-Law Suite Right for You?

    If the possibility of having to care for your elderly parents is in your future, one option is a mother-in-law suite. It can make sense for a lot of reasons. Click through for some insights into this popular solution.

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  • The Cost of Housing Around the World

    Take a look at what it will cost you to live in a two-bedroom condo around the globe. Are cities overseas well out of your price range, or surprisingly affordable? Click through for a round-the-world look.

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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 online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

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  • Is Going Green at Home Saving You Green in Your Wallet?

    Just because you're making a commitment to becoming more eco-friendly doesn't mean you're saving money. Click through for more on transforming your home without falling for gimmicks.
     

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  • What Affects Your Home's Value Most?

    Whether you just moved in and are planning to stay in your home for years, or you are considering selling in the near future, you're probably concerned about home value. Click through to learn what affects value. 

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  • Is There a Downside to Prepaying Your Mortgage?

    Say you're in a position to be able to pay off your mortgage ahead of time. Great idea, right? Maybe. Click through to learn about possible downsides to prepaying your mortgage.

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  • How to Create the Perfect Home Office

    Telecommuting is the wave of the future for a variety of professionals, and that means an increase in the number of home offices. Click through to learn how to create a comfortable place to work in your home.

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  • Crucial Steps to Planning a Successful Remodel

    Whether this is your first remodel or your fifth, knowing the right steps to the process can ensure that your project is done on time and on budget. Click through to learn the key steps for a remodel you can be proud of. 

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  • 7 Kitchen Upgrade Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

    Let's call this approach to revamping your kitchen the "mini model," a fresh and low-key way to revitalize what might be the most-used room in the house. Click through for tips on getting started. 

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  • 3 Important Tips for Selecting Bathroom Flooring

    Choosing the right flooring materials for your bathroom can be an easy way to give the space a complete makeover. Click through for tips on choosing a classy, up-to-date look that can help improve your home's value and visual appeal.

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  • The 1990s Are Back: Retro Design Themes for Your Home

    Who says that decades-old trends don't come back in style? Click Full Article below to learn how to bring some 1990s decor into your home today.

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  • Get the Inside Scoop on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    With this program, 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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  • 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 online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • The 5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

    We all want to improve our homes as much as our budgets allow. But which improvements actually add to the home's value? They may not be what you think! Click through to learn how to think strategically about improving your home.

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  • Just In: Where Did Home Values End Up Last Year -- And What About This Year?

    Housing values are nearly at their all-time highs, and the data that just came out for the last year supports an even stronger 2016. Click Full Article below to see what's forecasted for 2016.

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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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  • Create a Champagne Home on a Beer Budget

    Big style costs big money, right? Not necessarily. There are ways to get a great result on a tight budget, if you know how. Click through for some clever tricks to improve your home in 2017.

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  • Quick Homeowner Survey

    Residential landscaping can range from pavers and water features to cutting the lawn every other week. Do you use a landscaper at your home? Click through to take this 10-second survey.

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  • 5 Tips for Finding the Right Landscaper this Fall

    You have your dream home. Now it's time to have your dream lawn. But choosing the company that can make your landscape look its best can be difficult. Click through for five tips to help you make the right decision right now, instead of waiting for the spring.

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  • How to Boost Your Cell Signal at Home

    Do you always find that you drop those very important calls when you walk in the door? Click Full Article below to learn how to fix this problem today with four easy-to-implement solutions.

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  • Tips for Installing Your New Flat-Screen TV

    When buying a new TV, you might consider where you will put it. Are you planning to mount it on your wall, but don't know how? Click through for some simple steps to make wall mounting both safe and simple.

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  • 4 Common Items That Start Home Fires

    Once you've identified the everyday products in your home that are common fire hazards, you can take the proper precautions to avoid a house fire. Click through to learn how to prevent a disaster in your home.

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  • Special Video Report: Insulating Your Entranceways

    Tired of high heating and air conditioning bills? Then it may be time to take a look at your doorways and the drafts that go through them. Click through for a video that shows you how to easily insulate your front door.

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  • 7 Home Maintenance Tasks All Homeowners Should Master

    Keeping your landscaping and appliances clean and well-maintained can prevent costly maintenance down the road. Click through to learn how to become more of a DIY homeowner.

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  • Must-Have Kitchen Storage Solutions to Consider

    Do you want to create the kitchen of your dreams? It all comes down to storage for food, dishes and cookware. Click through to learn about storage solutions before you even start on your kitchen remodel.

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  • What You Need to Know About Selling Your Home Right Now!

    It's a seller's market in much of the country. Make sure you are on top of understanding pricing, mortgage rates and incentives if you plan on selling your home this year. Click Full Article below for the inside scoop on selling your home.

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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: Looking for the Neighborhood That's Just the Right Fit?

    Maybe your family situation has changed, and you want something different. Or perhaps your job has moved and you want a shorter commute. Click through for 7 tips to help you pick a new neighborhood that's just the right fit.

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  • If You Think You Don't Need Flood Insurance, Think Again!

    There's a lot homeowners don't know about flood insurance, and in this case, ignorance can be a nightmare. Click through for a quick introduction to this important insurance topic and an explanation of how flood insurance works.

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  • The 4 DIY Bathroom Upgrade Errors

    Your bathroom may be the smallest room in the house, but if you make renovation errors, the problems can be enormous. Click through for some things to watch out for as you start your project.

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  • How to Finish Your Basement Right!

    Finishing your basement can drastically increase the usable space in your home, so you want to be sure to do it right. Click through to make your basement a comfortable, usable space that your whole family can enjoy for years to come.

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  • The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist

    Home cleaning works best with a checklist that encompasses annual cleaning tasks organized by room for every homeowner's convenience. Click through to learn how, by approaching your cleaning tasks with a system, the whole process goes much more smoothly.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About High Closing Costs

    There are some easy steps that you can take as a homebuyer to reduce your closing costs, whether it's your first house or your fourth. Click through to make the process easier on yourself and your checkbook.

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  • 6 Design Cues to Make Your Home Cozier This Season

    Whether you live in California or Maine, nothing beats a cozy home. It's not just a matter of temperature, but a matter of mood. Click the full article right below here for some tips on a warmer tone for your house.

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  • Kitchen Design Trends That Never Go Out of Style

    You can't go wrong with home improvement this year if you choose kitchen design trends that never go out of style. Click here for some renovation ideas that are practical, fashionable -- and timeless.

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  • 3 Tax Implications That Arise When You Sell Your Home

    Did you know that when you sell a home, depending on a number of factors, you could wind up getting either a nice tax windfall or stuck with a huge tax bill? Click through to learn the 3 tax implications of selling your home.

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  • How to Turbocharge Your Garage

    A garage is just a garage -- unless you want to follow these four tips to make it a lot more useful and handsome than it is now. Use your garage for more than just parking your car. Click through for some advice on creating a more practical and appealing space.

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  • Tips for Keeping Your Garden Alive This Summer

    Everyone looks forward to summer fun, from enjoying swimming pools to taking naps in the hammock. But what about your garden? How will it fare in summer heat? Click through to learn how to care for your garden during the hottest months.

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  • 7 Buying and Selling Secrets Before You Relocate

    Believe it or not, there are specific things you can do to make the buying and selling process a smoother one. Click through to learn 7 secrets about buying and selling a home before you relocate.

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  • 4 Reasons to Keep Baking Soda Around the House

    The miracle product in your own home is also one of the oldest. It's useful all around the house. Click through to find out why you should take baking soda out of the fridge and see all the tricks it can perform.

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  • Expenses Homebuyers Often Overlook

    Buying a home is an exciting step, but it can come with dozens of unexpected expenses. Click through to prepare yourself for all the eventual costs that come along with a home purchase, whether it's your first home or your fifth.

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  • 3 Trends in Kitchen Hardware to Keep an Eye On

    Some of the new kitchen hardware trends are truly stunning. Click through for 3 modern twists in kitchen hardware you'll want to know more about, especially if you're planning to update your kitchen.

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  • 3 Insurance Tips You Need to Know Before Listing Your Place on Airbnb

    Homeowners and apartment renters around the world are making money by turning their unoccupied rooms into bed and breakfasts for travelers and vacationers. However, are you protected with the right insurance? Click through for 3 things you need to know before listing your space on Airbnb.

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  • Ask These 6 Questions Before Switching Utility Providers

    Utility providers can be a hassle to deal with, but they are necessary to have the comforts of home we enjoy, such as running water and electricity. Have you made the right choices? Click through to make sure you are asking the right questions before switching.

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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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  • Must-watch Items on Your Credit Report

    For current or future homeowners, it's essential to keep an eye on your credit report. If you ever want to buy a first or second home, or refinance, good credit is essential. Click through for some tips on keeping your credit healthy.

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  • How to Keep Your Family Organized

    Households no longer work like they did in "Leave It to Beaver." For those with two working parents and heavily scheduled children, life is more complicated. Click through to explore ways to keep your household in order in today's busy world.

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  • 4 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen on a Budget

    If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a project, we have some affordable kitchen upgrades that can help you get the most bang for your buck. Click through for 4 inexpensive kitchen upgrades you have to try.

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  • Should You Become a Landlord?

    Real estate has long been an important investment class. If you own and rent out a house or condo, you have a long-term income stream plus an asset that could go up in value. Click through for some thoughts on becoming a landlord.

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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 a program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Home Office Design Trends for Productivity

    Live and work smarter with these new design trends that will bump productivity and look good at the same time. Click through to learn how you can create a CEO-style room right in your own home.

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  • 4 Reasons to Consider 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 for the advantages of investing in real estate.

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  • Consider Millennial-inspired Amenities

    The millennials have upended demographics in retail, in the workplace -- and in the home. This generation has a new way of looking at home design. Are you a millennial, or do you want to think the way they do? Click through for some generational insights.

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  • The 5 Things Every Homeowner Needs

    Whether you're a brand-new home homeowner or halfway through your mortgage, sooner or later you're going to need everything on this list. Click Full Article below to learn what those things are so you can be prepared in advance.

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  • Got a Situation: A Home Mortgage Podcast

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. And it can be just as confusing! Click through to listen to an eager new homeowner converse with a companion about mortgage options.

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  • 3 Ways to Welcome Your Boomerang Kids With Ease

    They're the children who, instead of going out on their own, return to Mom and Dad after college. And yet, it's not like having young children again. Click through for three ways to make living with your boomerang kids easier.

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  • 5 Steps to Deciding How Much Homeowners Insurance You Need

    Making sure you're not buying too much or too little homeowners insurance can be difficult, but not impossible. Click through to discover simple tricks to easily estimate how much you really need.

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  • Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You Valuable Time

    Cleaning hacks make your home spotless in no time by speeding up what is usually an unpleasant process. Click through to learn how to spend more time enjoying yourself and your immaculate living space.

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  • How to Organize Your Mudroom

    In its own way, your mudroom could be the most useful room in the house, helping keep the rest of your home clean and providing helpful storage space. Click through for some tips in getting the most out of this room.

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  • 4 Home Delivery Subscriptions That Make Life Easier

    Delivery subscriptions are all the rage, but which ones really make your life easier? Click through to learn how to take advantage of some helpful services.

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  • Unique Housewarming Gifts They'll Love

    If you have a housewarming to go to and want to stand out, here's a list of modern and unique gift ideas to set you apart from those bringing flowers or picture frames! Click through for some clever choices.

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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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  • Keep Your Backyard Bearable With These Cooling Features

    Want to spend time in the great outdoors this summer, but don't want to get heatstroke? Click through to learn about how you can make your outdoor experience more enjoyable!

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  • 4 Money-Saving Remodeling Projects to Tackle in 2016

    Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Ready to tackle a bit of remodeling in 2016? Click the full article right below here for some ideas on how to fix up your home in the new year.

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  • 4 Old-school Kitchen Design Trends That Need Updating

    Looking for home improvement ideas that will make your home sell more quickly? There are a few kitchen features that almost all new homeowners cannot wait to get rid of. Click through for a list of 4 outdated design trends that need the boot.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

    When selling your home, it's important to make a good first impression in order to garner the interest of potential buyers and get your home sold quickly. Click through to learn how to set the stage for a quick home sale.

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  • Calculating Your Debt-to-Income Ratio in 2 Easy Steps

    Your DTI (debt-to-income ratio) is an important number to know to keep your credit healthy. Yet most homebuyers don't even know what their DTI is. Click Full Article below to go in knowing your options by calculating your DTI in two steps.

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  • Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams

    It's the hub of your home and you spend time in it every day -- your kitchen has to be up to date. When it's not so perfect, the food preparation and mealtimes can slow down and be annoying. Click through for fun ideas for renovating your kitchen.

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  • The Latest Ways to Keep Your Home Secure

    Home security has evolved in recent years with help from technology. Click through to learn how to keep your home and your loved ones secure in the 21st century.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Prepare for a Smooth Home Closing?

    There's more to selling a home than picking the right listing price and marketing the property. Sellers have to take a proactive role in the process. Click through to learn how to avoid 4 common mistakes home sellers make.

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  • 6 Celebrity Bathroom Design Trends for the Budget-Conscious

    You might not be walking the red carpet, but you too can have a high-end, celebrity-style bathroom on a budget with these simple techniques. Click the full article right below here to explore glamorous bathroom design trends.

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  • Make a Pet-Friendly Space

    Pets are the wonderful creatures we choose to share a bit of life with; they bring endless joy to our lives and love us unconditionally. Click through to learn how to give them the best home possible.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Questions Should I Ask a Listing Agent Before Hiring One?

    If you’ve ever sold a home without an agent, there’s a good reason why you are hiring a listing agent now -- you want to make some money on the deal this time! Click through for 4 questions you must ask a listing agent before making a hiring decision.

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  • How to Buy Antique Furniture

    Lots of people have an interest in antique furniture, but not everyone knows the best practices when it comes to purchasing it. Click through for 5 tips for buying antique furniture.

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  • 3 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity Home Design

    You don't need to lead a celebrity lifestyle to have a celebrity-style home. Click through for 3 aspects of celebrity mansions that you can implement in your own home.

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  • Follow These 7 Tips for a Successful Indoor Garden

    Growing an indoor garden is possible even in winter, no matter where you live. Click through for easy steps to creating your own indoor garden that will last you through all four seasons.

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  • Bad Homeowner Habits You Should Break Right Now

    Is preventive maintenance something on your to-do list that never gets done? Do you do things like hide your spare key under the planter by the door? Click through for these "midyear" resolutions.

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  • 5 Survival Tips for Your Family Vacation Road Trip

    Planning a vacation road trip with the kids? For smooth travels, you must plan ahead. Click through for five ways to survive road trips any time of year.

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  • Create Your Home's Color Scheme With These 9 Tips

    Few things can jazz up your home more dramatically than taking a fresh look at color. Click through to start exploring the ways you can create dynamic color schemes and transform the inside of your home with these inspirational tips.

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  • How to Easily Transform Your Outdoor Space Into an Entertainment Paradise

    Do you want to transform your yard into a place that's actually relaxing and perfect for entertaining? Click through to explore the ways you can revamp your outdoor living space to enjoy it all year long. 

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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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  • 11 Crazy Home Technology Gadgets You'd Never Imagine

    From robots to virtual vacations, these are some of the home technology gadgets that are enhancing our home life. The future is here! Click through to learn how you can have a state-of-the-art house.

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  • What Happens to My Mortgage When I Die?

    Thinking about who might be responsible for your mortgage payment when you die? Do you have a long-term plan to keep the house in the family? Click through to learn how to make sure your loved ones are taken care of.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

    Savvy buyers and sellers know that a home inspection serves their best interests. Click through to find out how a home inspection greatly improves the home-buying and selling process.

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  • 5 DIY Projects for Christmas

    The holidays are a time when a lot of us take a break from outside commitments and focus on home and family. Click through to learn how to turn your home into a cozy holiday retreat even if you're short on time.

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  • Must-know Tips for Arranging Your Linen Closet

    These essential tips help homeowners organize their linens while maximizing space with clean, orderly closets and cupboards. Click through to learn the ins and outs of this important, but often neglected, area of your house.

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  • 5 Bathroom Upgrades Under $1,000

    Don't break the bank to make your bathroom beautiful. A little imagination and some clever shopping can go a long way. Click through for five bathroom upgrades under $1,000.

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  • Here's How to Build Your Own Fire Pit

    Summer nights are perfect for sitting around an outdoor fire pit. Installing one is easier than you think. Click through to learn how to add this fun and practical feature to your yard.

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  • Hot Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

    You can find hundreds of inspirational photos available each day at the touch of a button, but a few must-follow accounts stand out from the crowd. Click through for connections to today's top interior designers.

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  • 3 Things to Know About Prefab Homes Before You Buy

    Interested in a prefab home? They are a hot trend and may be right for you, but you should investigate them before signing on the dotted line. Click through for three things to know about prefab homes before you buy.

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  • Things You Should Probably Know About Your Crawl Space

    There are a number of things you should know about your home's crawl space so you can take care of routine maintenance and avoid problems. Click through to learn more about this forgotten but important part of your house.

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  • Quick Homeowner Survey

    BRAND NEW FEATURE: Do you know where your ducts are and how to keep them ship-shape? Click through to take this 10-second survey and let us know how, or if, you're taking care of this part of your home.

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  • Achieving a Fun, Organized (and Glam) Laundry Room

    Your laundry room may be the most basic room in the house, but that doesn't mean you can't spruce it up. Click through to learn how to add some pizzazz to your laundry room, possibly even increasing your home's overall value in the process.

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  • Closet Design Trends We Never Thought We'd See

    Modern-day closets have transformed from a cluttered afterthought to one of the most important rooms in the house. Click through for a few off-the-wall design ideas — some practical and some purely to delight the eye.

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  • Smart Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

    If you are actually able to pay off your mortgage, you are in rare air. Not even a fifth of homeowners in the U.S. have paid off even half their mortgage. Click through to learn how to become mortgage-free as soon as possible.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Portable Storage Companies

    Portable storage companies are not just for those who are moving; lots of people have found them useful. Are they right for your particular situation? Click through to learn whether this is the way you should go.

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  • Do I Need a Permit to Do That?

    Planning a home renovation is exciting, but it is important to secure all the necessary permits before beginning work. Do you need to get a sign-off on what you're planning? Click through to learn how to avoid unnecessary problems during your renovation.

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  • Storage Solutions for Your Messiest Spaces

    Some places in your home just can't seem to stay clutter-free. We know some storage solutions that can help. Click through for some imaginative and low-cost solutions for tackling messes.

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  • New Construction Design Trends to Watch This Year

    With many employees working longer hours, it is becoming increasingly important for homes to positively impact their owners' work-life balance. Click through for a review of trends that can help create a warm and welcoming space.

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  • The Big Questions to Ask Before Starting Any Home Remodel

    Planning your home remodel ahead of time can make the entire process go as smoothly as possible. Click through to learn how to carefully consider your budget, timeline and lifestyle before you start to discuss the details with a contractor.

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  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Green but Your Water Bill Low

    Green grass lovers unite! Here are seven ways to keep those yards lush without a hefty water bill. Click through to learn how to go green while saving green.

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  • Find the Best Contractor for Your Remodel

    It can be hard to find the right contractor for a major project. You have to know how to look and what to ask. Click through for some helpful tips to make sure you start your remodel on the right foot.

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  • Countertop Options That Give the Most Bang for Your Buck

    With countertops, you have multiple options, so you don't have to sacrifice quality for cost. Click Full Article below for five countertop options that are durable, popular and economical.

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  • Bringing Vintage Back to Life at Home

    Sturdier woodwork, original patterns and unique accessories are all reasons homeowners are bringing vintage back to life at home. Click Full Article below to learn why everything old is new again.

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  • Should You Get a Second Mortgage?

    Adding to the debt of your existing mortgage might seem scary, but there are times when it's the smart lending option -- if you're careful. Click through to learn the basics of getting a second mortgage.

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  • 5 DIY Projects Under $1000 You Can Do This Weekend

    Home improvement projects not only add value to your property, they also make your daily life better. Explore these 5 DIY projects under $1,000 you can do this weekend! Click through for information on getting started.

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  • 10 Gadgets to Keep an Eye on Your Home While You're Away

    Set out on your next adventure with peace of mind with these 10 intelligent friends watching your home. Click Full Article below to learn how cutting-edge technology can make you safer.

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  • Organization the 'Tiny House' Way

    Even if you don't want to move into a tiny house, there are lessons we can learn from the tiny house movement about decluttering your home environment. Click through for six organization tips you can use.

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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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  • 4 Things You Should Know About Brexit and Mortgage Rates

    The newspapers have been full of mentions of Brexit and how it may change the world economy. Will it make a difference in your life? Click through to learn how Brexit may affect mortgage rates and other aspects of your financial life.

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  • What to Know About Your Roof

    Don't take your roof for granted. It needs to be checked, fixed and, if necessary, replaced over a number of years. Click Full Article below to learn how to make sure the rain stays outside!

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  • Can Preventive Maintenance Stop a Catastrophe?

    Unexpected emergencies happen — make sure you're prepared with these preventive maintenance tips. Click Full Article below to learn how to prevent a catastrophe by thinking ahead.

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  • How to Solve the Biggest Home Inspection Nightmares

    Whether you're planning to put your home on the market next week or not for 20 years, you need to take care of these problems now. Click through to learn how to fix these three biggest home inspection nightmares.

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  • Celebrity Homes We Love

    Who doesn't love to do a little home-stalking every now and then -- particularly of celebrity homes and all their lavish appointments? Click through to read about some favorites.
     

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  • 4 Signs It Might Be Time to Downsize

    Have your kids flown the nest, leaving you with a little extra space on your hands? That big house might be too big now. Click through for some good reasons to downsize your living space, while upgrading your life.

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  • 6 Insurance Policies All Homeowners Should Consider

    Protect your home by looking into these six insurance policies. You will need at least some of them, depending on where you live. Click through to learn more about which policies are right for you.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Package My Home to Impress Buyers?

    After a full day of house hunting, even the hardiest shopper has difficulty remembering each home they visited. That's why you want to make a lasting impression when buyers view your home. Click through to learn how to package your home to sell.

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  • How to Spot the Source of a Roof Leak

    Few things are worse for homeowners than hearing the sound of rain on the roof matched by raindrops on your carpet. Click through to learn how to pinpoint the source of the leak. 

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  • 6 Ways to Incorporate the Farmhouse Style in Your Kitchen

    Farmhouse kitchens have always been in style, and a few simple features can make or break your plans for a rustic kitchen. Click through to learn how to perfect this old-fashioned yet always appealing style.

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  • Walmart or Target: It Makes a Difference in Home Value

    Many things affect the worth of your home, although you probably didn't think your proximity to one store or another makes a difference, it does! Click through for some fascinating insights into megastore locales.

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  • 4 Real Estate Trends to Watch

    Keeping up with the housing market? Here are four real estate trends to watch in the coming months. Click through for a mile-high look at where real estate is going.

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  • How to Save Big at Home in 2016

    These nine money-saving tips practically guarantee that you will have a fatter wallet this year. And many of them are easier than you think. Click Full Article below for details on these money-saving tips.

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  • 5 Upgrades to Add Style and Value to Your Home

    Want to add some style to your home without making major renovations? Take a look at these simple, cost-effective upgrades. Click through for tips to make your home more appealing to you and potential buyers. 

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  • Spruce Up With These Trends in Wood Flooring

    If you ripped up your old outdated carpet, what kind of treasures might you find underneath? Click Full Article below for trends in flooring that could give your house a fresh new look. 

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  • 4 Cleaning Solutions You Never Heard Of

    Making your own non-toxic household cleaning products is fast and easy. They clean as well as store-bought products and are less expensive and better for your health. Click Full Article below here for some simple recipes.
     

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  • Don't Ignore These Windows Warning Signs

    As a source of natural light or the opening to your favorite view, windows are wonderful additions to a home. Click through to learn how to spot troubling signs in your windows before they become serious.

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  • How to Get Your Financial House in Order

    These days, everyone wants to know how to make their dollars go further. Click through for some time-tested suggestions that will help you cut back on spending and optimize your household income for smarter finances.

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  • 7 Quick Ways to Live Greener at Home

    Going green at home doesn't necessarily require a lifestyle overhaul. You can save money while saving the environment. Click through for seven great ways to activate your green home.

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  • Backyard Renovations Can Offer Big Payoffs

    Whether or not you are preparing your home for sale, some backyard renovations give you a better return on your investment than do others. Click Full Article below to learn about five renovations that can lead to major ROI.

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  • How High-Speed Winds Can Damage Your Home

    Knowing how high-speed winds work will help you better understand how to properly protect your home from damage. Click through for the most common effects of high-speed winds and tips on safeguarding your house.

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  • Great Home Theater Projectors You Can Buy Today

    A mere television is no longer enough. You need the whole home theater experience. But how do you choose the right hardware? Click through to get started researching home theater projectors today.

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  • Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins

    Learn more about the three basic types of garages and the security measures to help you protect your home and family. Click through for some easy-to-implement tips.

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  • Should You Consolidate All Your Insurance with One Provider?

    Having multiple insurance policies can be a pain to keep track of. Consolidation may be the best option to save money and simplify your life. Click through for some tips on smoothly managing your insurance.

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  • The Regional Pest Control Tips You Need to Know

    No one likes unwelcome critters in their home, no matter where they live. But how do you get rid of them? Click through to learn how to prepare for the pest problems spring brings with these useful pest control tips, organized by region.

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  • 4 Money-Savings Tricks When Remodeling Your Bathroom

    Looking to remodel your bathroom but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg? Click through for 4 bathroom remodeling ideas that may be exactly what you’re looking for. 

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  • How to Choose the Right Type of Barbecue Grill

    Want to have fun cooking outdoors? Click through to learn what your barbecue options are in terms of performance, cost, energy efficiency and overall convenience. You can find great deals on new grills this time of year!

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  • The Expenses of Replacing Major Appliances

    After a decade of service, it's time to toss the old fridge and stove. These items can add up to thousands of dollars, while others may not be as expensive as you think. Click through to find out what it will cost to replace your major appliances.

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  • What Your Homeowner's Insurance Likely Won't Cover

    Your homeowner's insurance has limitations, and it pays to know what they are before you run into a problem. Click through to learn about four things your homeowner's insurance likely won't cover.

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  • 5 New and Improved Ways to Protect Your Home

    All of us are looking to protect our homes and the people who live there, so take a look at these five home security features. Click through to learn about gadgets that can help keep your home secure.

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  • 6 DIY Projects That You Need a Permit For

    Before you get too excited about your next DIY project, make sure you know of any permits that are required first. Improvements that are made without a permit can cause problems down the road. Click through for advice on complex renovation jobs.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for Ways to Secure a Good Mortgage

    Buying a home can be one of the largest investments you make throughout your life, so it's important to choose a mortgage carefully. Click through for the basics in picking a mortgage.

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  • Bring These 5 Features of a Chef's Kitchen Home

    Where do you start in trying to decide how to improve your kitchen? How can you make yourself a more efficient cook? Click through for some tips on adding professional touches when you're considering a remodel.

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  • 6 Secrets to Getting Approved for a Home Loan

    Getting approved for a home loan goes beyond having all your documents in order and showing great credit. There are some secrets of the trade that will increase your chances of approval. Click through for six insider tips for getting approved for a home loan.

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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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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First House?

    Owning your own home has been part of the American Dream for years. Click through for some advice on how to make that dream come true.

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  • Babyproofing Your Home on a Budget

    Don't believe what the vendors say -- you can babyproof your home without spending a fortune. Click through for some commonsense advice that will let you be both safe and frugal.

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  • 5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

    Too many people don't think about their roof until the rain starts leaking in and they need immediate and expensive repairs. Click Full Article below to learn how to take care of your roof now so there are no nasty surprises later.

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  • 6 Financial Steps to Living the Sweet Life

    Have you ever thought about retiring in your 50s or maybe even your 40s? Click through to see how this can be possible for your future.

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  • 4 Times an Umbrella Insurance Policy Could Save You

    Don't get caught in the rain without an umbrella, and don't get caught being the responsible party in an accident without an umbrella insurance policy! Click here to read why an umbrella policy is essential.

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  • Keep Your Patio Furniture Looking Its Best

    With the coming of summer, you'll be spending more time in your backyard. And you'll want your outdoors to be as handsome and comfortable as your living room. Click through to learn how to keep your patio furniture in good shape.

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  • 5 Tips for Winning Negotiations with Your Contractor

    Few things about owning a home can be as tough as figuring out how much you should be paying a contractor. How do you know if you're overpaying? Click through for some key negotiating tips.

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  • 8 Steps to Get Ready for Your Refinance

    If you are looking to refinance your home, be sure to prepare in advance so the process goes smoothly and you don't spend more than necessary. Click through to learn how to approach refinancing like an expert.

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  • How to Keep Your Home Cleaner

    Keep your home spotless longer after you clean with simple tips designed to complement your household care routine. Click here to learn how to take the long-term view for keeping your house as immaculate as possible.

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  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Patio Furniture in Tiptop Shape

    The summer is fast approaching, meaning we will all be spending more time outdoors. Click Full Article below to get your patio furniture ready with these seven tips.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Choosing the Best Neighborhood for You

    Maybe your family situation has changed, and you want something different. Or perhaps your job has moved and you want a shorter commute. Click through for some thoughts on picking a new neighborhood.

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  • 6 Landscaping Ideas to Avoid Like the Plague

    Don't ruin your yard with bad landscaping. Make sure to avoid these landscaping blunders. Click through for some valuable tips on making sure your grounds are up to Downton Abbey standards.

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  • Get the Latest Styles in Your Home With Temporary Wallpaper

    Style trends come and go. What might be popular in home design now could be an eyesore 10 years from now. With temporary wallpaper, you can experiment with the latest styles in your home and remove them easily if you get bored. Click through for the best ways to use temporary wallpaper and where to purchase it.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Worried About Overpaying on Your Next Home?

    We don't like to spend more than we have to, so why overpay on a new home? Use these six strategies to help you pay for what your new home is actually worth. Click through to learn how to avoid spending money when you don't have to.

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  • 4 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient at Home

    Many people are interested in improving their home's energy efficiency, but it is hard to know which updates will result in real, long-term cost savings. Click through for four ways to be more energy efficient.

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  • How to Secure the Best Loan for You

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. Click through for 6 tips that will help you discover the best loan for your specific needs.

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  • Avoid Costly Repairs With These Winter Maintenance Must-Dos

    Learn some fast and easy repairs to make to ensure your home survives the winter months no matter where you live. Click through for some tasks that cost little but can save you lots of money in the future.

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  • 10 Fun Home Technology Gadgets

    Are you curious about the top home technology gadgets recently revealed at CES, the consumer electronics show? Click through to learn about the advances that are on the cusp of revolutionizing our day-to-day living.

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  • 4 Great Online Resources for Outdoor Patio Furniture

    Hunting down the right patio furniture to fit your home's style and your personal aesthetic can be challenging, but these online resources make it easier. Click through for 4 great online resources to help you find patio furniture that fits all your needs.

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  • 6 Ways to Make Your Home Gym More Inspiring

    Like anything else, fitness routines can become just that: routines. Click through to find new ways to add inspiration to your home gym and your workout so that you stay in shape year-round.

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  • 4 Tips for Downsizing with Ease

    It can be tough to say goodbye to your things, but sometimes it's for the best. In fact, it can be very freeing to make a fresh start. Click through for some approaches to downsizing your home and your life.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Time to Put Your Home on the Market?

    Wondering if it's time to sell your home? Click through for these seven telltale signs it's time to put your home on the market. 

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  • Learn the Whys and Hows of Checking Your Credit Report

    Knowing what is on your credit report is the first step toward preventing identity theft and improving your credit score. Click through to learn how to get your credit score accurately, for free.

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  • 5 Items You Should Get Rid of to Reduce Clutter

    Excess clutter in the home can be very frustrating, not to mention it doesn't look very good when guests come over. Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to get rid of it. Click through for five useless things you should get rid of now.

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  • 5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Yard

    A lush, green lawn is every homeowner's desire, but you might be unknowingly contributing to the failing health of your lawn. Click through to avoid these 5 lawn care mistakes and boost your lawn's health and longevity.

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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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  • Foolproof Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

    Are you looking for economical ways to decorate this holiday season? We have some ideas you may not have thought about. Click through to learn more on how to get started with seasonal decorations. 

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  • Favorite Home Improvements -- With the Lowest ROI

    Now more than ever people want to increase the value of their homes. But what you like is often what turns off potential buyers. Click through for a list of improvements that fail to give a lot of bang for the buck.

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  • When Is a Garage Not a Garage?

    Your garage can be used for more than just parking your cars: take a look at these four tips to make your garage more than a garage. Click Full Article below for some novel ways to repurpose this large, open space.

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  • 4 Ways to Put Garage Space to Good Use

    If you have extra garage space that you're not using, consider remodeling and turning it into a more useful space. Click through for 4 ways to put your garage space to good use.

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  • The Open Concept Living Space

    Is the open concept living space here to stay? Some love it, some hate it, but everyone is talking about it. Here's our take. Click Full Article below for insights into this hot, new home trend.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes?

    There are some common mistakes that homebuyers regularly make but that are easy to avoid if you know what to look out for. Click through to learn the most common homebuyer mistakes to prepare yourself against pitfalls.

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  • 3 Secrets to Lowering Your Property Taxes

    Two things that are certain; death and taxes. The good news is you may be due for a break with these 3 ways to lower your property taxes. Click the full article right below here to learn these simple and effective methods.

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  • 'Form Follows Function' Is the Design Theme for 2016

    Want to keep up with design trends? Here are the modernism themes you'll want to follow as you upgrade your home. Click the full article right below here to learn what the new year will bring.

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  • How to Pay Off Your Mortgage at Lightning Speed

    Paying off your mortgage early can save you lots of money. Many homeowners can achieve this with careful planning and budgeting. Click through for a few tips and tricks to get you started.

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  • Don't Break the Bank: How to DIY Your Home Bar

    Be the most popular homeowners on the block with a suave bar. You can get fancy without all the financing. Click through to learn the details of setting up a great space for your entertaining, without going broke.

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  • Got a Situation: A Home Inspection Podcast

    If you're considering buying a house that's more than a few years old, there may be some hidden problems that you'll want to uncover well in advance. Click through to hear homeowners find out about the ins and outs of a home inspection.

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  • Tips for Creating a Minimalist Home Gym

    Shred your muscles, not your wallet. A minimalist home gym can help you do just that. Not only will you keep in shape, but also you won't overwhelm your house with expensive equipment. Click through for some tips on creating a simple, but useful, gym.

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  • 5 Ways to Automate Your Home

    Home automation is becoming increasingly popular, with thousands of families purchasing electronic personal assistants and other programmable devices. Click through for some of the most common ways to automate a home.

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  • The Ultimate DIY Remodel Punch List

    Remodeling your home? Create the ultimate do-it-yourself remodel punch list to make sure you have all your bases covered. Click through for a secret from the pros to make sure your remodeling goes according to plan.

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  • How Long Do Most Appliances and Home Systems Last?

    When you make a big purchase, such as a new HVAC system, you expect it to last for a good many years. Unfortunately, all appliances and home systems eventually fail. Click through for some insights into what those life spans might be.

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  • Learn Why Industrial Design Is Hot

    Trends come and go in the real estate game, but some stick around for a while. Right now industrial design is hot, and it may be here to stay. Click Full Article below for more on this important design development.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Want to Save for a House?

    Make the conscious effort to start saving for a down payment and you'll be surprised at how focused you become in achieving your goal.  Click through to learn how to get started.

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  • What to Do After a Hurricane

    Did you just get through hurricane? Do you know someone who did? Now comes the time to rebuild and repair homes, businesses and communities. Click through for a helping hand to get you -- or your friends and family -- through the coming weeks.

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  • Quick Homeowner Survey

     What's on the top of your renovation wish list? Do you have a dream project (or actual project) on your home's to-do list? Click through to take this 10-second survey and let us know what you'd like to tackle first in your home.

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  • Installing a Programmable Thermostat in 5 Simple Steps

    Installing a programmable thermostat is easy as pie. It can be done in as little as 10 minutes, depending on how nimble your fingers are. Click Full Article below to learn how to take charge of your home's temperature.

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  • 3 Creative Ways to Hide Power Outlets in Your Home

    While outlets are a necessity for any modern family, they are not one of the most attractive parts of your home. Click through for 3 easy ways to help your outlets blend in with the rest of your home rather than standing out from the background.

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  • 5 Signs That It's Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

    You think you're sitting pretty with your mortgage, but all around you are banks saying you really should be refinancing. Click through for 5 signs that you may want to think seriously about refinancing.

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  • 4 Widely Popular Bathroom Updates and What They Cost

    Bathroom remodels can add to both your lifestyle and the value of your home. The hot trends right now include everything from self-cleaning toilets to heated floors. Click Full Article below for some details to help you budget.

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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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  • Here's How to Clean Your Most Beloved Furniture Pieces

    Oh, no! Is that red wine on your sofa? Don't worry, there are some guaranteed methods to get out those pesky stains. Click through to learn how to clean your most beloved furniture pieces.

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  • 3 Things to Know About Property Taxes

    Whether you already own a home or are thinking of buying one, you may not know the full story on property taxes. Click through for some insights into how property taxes work, no matter where you live.

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  • What to Know About a Historic District

    Renovating any home is full of challenges, but historic homes are subject to additional guidelines, rules and regulations. Click through for an introduction to the special rules surrounding historic renovations.

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  • Things You Might Not Think of When Refinancing Your Home

    Refinancing your home can be a complicated process, and many homeowners forget about some key details as they go through the various stages. Click through for a quick checklist to help you get through refinancing more smoothly.

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  • 5 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Cover

    Here are five things you may be surprised to learn that your homeowners insurance doesn't cover. Click through to learn what to take care of now, so you don't have an unpleasant surprise later.

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  • Should You Fund Home Improvements with a Refinance?

    Thinking of making some home improvements? One of the first things you should be thinking about is how to pay for the alternations. Click Full Article below for the inside scoop on funding your renovations.

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  • Four Steps to Finishing Your Basement

    You're sitting on a ton of unused space! Your basement can greatly expand your living area. However, finishing your basement is easy to put off if you don't know where to start. Click through for an easy checklist to finish your basement.

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  • 4 Must-Do Tasks for Your Autumn Lawn

    The arrival of fall could be the time to forget about your lawn until spring. A little time spent on upkeep now, however, will preserve its beauty through winter and well into spring. Click through to learn which small tasks will reap big rewards later.

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  • 5 Container Garden Designs

    Container gardens are becoming a new trend in home design, and they can work almost anywhere. Click Full Article below to learn how to bring more green inside.

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  • Affordable Luxuries to Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa

    Everyone loves to spend a relaxing weekend at the spa, but taking a weekly trip to one isn't usually feasible. Still, you can go a long way toward creating one at home! Click through for a few easy ways to make your bathroom more like a spa.

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  • What to Know About Fireplace Care and Maintenance

    Fireplaces are designed for one thing above all — safety. Proper use and care of your fireplace is easy if you keep a couple of things in mind. Click through to learn how to take care of your hearth and home.

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  • Get the Trend: Bohemian Chic

    Want to get the bohemian chic trend in your home? It's an exciting way to enliven your living space. Click through to learn some simple ways to go boho with your home’s style.

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  • Smart Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

    Buying a fixer-upper sounds great, and on TV they make it look like a sweet deal. But is it really? Click through for some advice on buying a fixer-upper that won't end up being a money pit.

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  • How to Get the Latest Design Trends into Your Home

    Incorporating design trends into your home can boost its luxe appeal. Click through to learn how to improve your home's overall aesthetic with the latest design trends.

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  • 5 Important Things to Know When Buying Inside an HOA

    A homeowners association or HOA can provide many amenities to its members that make their lives much easier, but there may also be some drawbacks. Click here to know what the deal is when moving into an HOA community.

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  • Luxury Home Design Trends to Watch in 2017

    This year is going to be the year of the luxury home. And the beauty of it is that you can achieve the luxury look for a lot less money than you thought. Click through for the scoop on the newest home design trends.

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  • The Quickest Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

    Your bathroom should be a place of peace and relaxation, but if the space has outdated features, it can make it hard to unwind. Click through for the quickest ways to upgrade your bathroom.

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  • Got a Situation: A Flood Insurance Podcast

    There's a lot homeowners don't know about flood insurance, and in this case, ignorance can be a nightmare. Click through to listen to a home purchaser get a valuable lesson in why flood insurance is a good bet.

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  • Follow These 6 Guidelines When Working with a Realtor on Your Home Purchase

    If you are buying a home, it is advantageous to work with a real estate professional. They have expert knowledge of the market and the areas where you are looking to buy or sell. Click through for tips and best practices when working with a Realtor.

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  • Got a Situation: A Home Staging Podcast

    When selling your home, it's important to make a good first impression in order to garner the interest of potential buyers and get your home sold quickly. Click through to listen to a seller get advice about staging a home for a quick sale.

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  • 5 Reasons Your Home Insurance Premium Went Up

    Wondering why your home insurance premium spiked last month? Or just interested in cautionary facts about the inner workings of home insurance? Click through for some insights into insurance.

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  • Learn All About the Top 4 Mortgage Questions

    Get prepared for buying a house by preparing to get qualified for a mortgage first. Click through to learn what mortgage bankers want to know, and how you can position yourself to provide the answers.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Opt for a Conventional Home Loan or an FHA Loan?

    Depending on whether you’ve purchased a home before and what your current financial state is, the type of loan you opt for will vary. The FHA loan is a popular choice for first-time homebuyers, but it’s not right for everyone. Click through to learn more about conventional home loans versus FHA loans..

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  • 6 DIY Projects for Spring

    This time of year, we've all got a little spring fever. Now is a good time to start thinking about fun projects to do around your home for the coming season. Click through for six DIY projects for spring.

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  • Get the Trend: Rustic Farmhouse

    The rustic farmhouse trend is one of the biggest things in home design right now. Click through to learn how you can get the trend in your own home.

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  • 7 Ways to Add a Pop of Color Without Painting

    You don't have to spend your weekend painting to add a pop of color to your home's interior. Click through to explore imaginative ways to add color without painting.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Painting Everything

    Are you looking for an easy and simple way to spruce up your home? A splash of paint may be just what you need! Click through for an intro to how to paint different surfaces.

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  • How to Hire a Home Contractor: Tips and Best Practices

    Looking for the best contractor for your home construction or renovation? Click through for tips and best practices when hiring a home contractor.

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  • Tax Time: Mortgage Interest and Other Deductions

    At the end of 2017, many new tax laws were passed, changing a variety of deduction rules. Many of these changes are both significant and complicated. Click through for an introduction to some of the most important changes.

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  • 3 Easy Home Improvement Projects to Do Now

    There are so many things you want to do to improve your house. What should you tackle first? Click through to learn about the three most important home improvement projects to add value to your home.

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  • You Can Still Deduct PMI, But How Do You Get Rid of It?

    It’s often seen as a necessary evil in order to buy a house, but there are ways you can you get out of paying PMI. Click through to learn how you can stop making steep PMI payments.

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  • 6 Simple Life Changes That Will Help You Save for a Home

    The hefty down payment is what typically impedes many people from buying a home. However, there are some quick changes you can implement that will allow you to reach your goals. Click through for six simple life changes that will help you save for a home.

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  • 5 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Follow

    Managing your money may seem like a no-brainer, but there's much more to it than simply trying to save. Click through for 5 personal finance tips that everyone should follow.

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  • Get the Trend: Mid-Century Modern

    Mid-century modern is all the rage in home design right now. Click through for easy ways to get the trend in your own home.

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  • 6 Home Improvements That Do NOT Add Resale Value

    If you’re gearing up to get ready to sell your home, you can cross off your list certain home improvement projects that just won’t give you any return on investment. Click through for six home improvements that don’t add resale value.

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  • 5 Things You Should Think Twice About Before Buying


    Whether you're moving into a new home or looking for ways to fix up your current one, there are plenty of ways to overspend. Click through for some tips on being thrifty.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering How You Can Buy a Foreclosed Home?

    Ever wondered about purchasing a foreclosed home? What’s the process like? Click through to learn the first steps to buying a foreclosed property.

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  • 8 Ways to Add Style to Your Home for Under $50

    It’s not easy to keep up with all the home improvement trends -- it’s time-consuming and expensive. Click through for eight ways to add style to your home for under $50.

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  • How to Go Eco-Friendly in Your Home This Spring

    Want to revamp your eco-friendly efforts this spring? Click through for some easy ways to change your lifestyle and give back to the planet.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About Preplanning?

    Preplanning can save you time, stress and even money when purchasing a home. Click through to learn the necessary steps you must take if you want to avoid disaster and save some green on your next home purchase.

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  • 5 Common Reasons Home Sales Fall Through

    Home sales fall through for numerous reasons. Click through for five common deal-breakers to be mindful of when selling your home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Buy a Home That Needs Repairs?

    Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a home and its location but there are minor improvements that need to be made to the property. Is it worth it to buy? Click through to learn what it really means to buy a home in need of repairs, and if it’s the right choice for you.

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  • 5 Storage Tips We Can Take Away From the Tiny House Movement

    There never seems to be enough storage in our homes. Unlike stuff, which seems to multiply overnight, storage is always diminishing. Click through for 5 clever storage hacks.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking about the Advantages of Buying a Home?

    If you’re a longtime renter and thinking of biting the bullet and getting your own home, you may want to know what the advantages of homeownership are. Click through to learn what benefits owning your own home can offer you over renting.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering Which Lender Has the Best Mortgage for You

    You could be saving thousands of dollars a year on your monthly mortgage payments by shopping your mortgage. Click through to learn the ins and outs of shopping for a mortgage, so that you can save money in the long run.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Working to Get a Good Deal on a Home Purchase

    It's not always easy to know whether you're getting a good deal on a home -- there are a variety of factors to consider. Click through for 6 tips to help you get a great deal on a new home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Shopping for a Home Mortgage

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. And it can be just as confusing! Click through for 6 tips to help you find the best home loan.

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  • Do You Need a Portable Generator?

    Maybe you love it when the power goes out and you have to do without lights, internet or a thermostat. For those who love their comfort, though, stormy nights and downed trees are no picnic. Click through to discover the right generator option for you.

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  • Is Your Home Protected From Wind Damage?

    Is your home covered for damage from wind? Depending on where you live, your insurance may or may not cover wind damage. Click through to find out if you’re protected.

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  • Is Your Homeowner's Insurance Policy Out of Date?

    If you have the same homeowners policy that you had when you purchased your home a decade ago, chances are it needs to be updated. Click through to learn if your homeowner's policy is out of date.

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  • Storage Hacks to Clear Clutter in Your Family Spaces

    Clutter in your home can add a significant amount of stress to your life. Click through for some storage hacks that will help you clear clutter and start enjoying your family spaces.

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  • Are You Ready for a New Home? A Guide for Move-Up Buyers

    You may be asking yourself: Am I in the right place to move into a nicer home? The answer relies on a few different factors. Click through to find out if you're in a position to move up.

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  • Got a Situation: A Raw Land Purchase Podcast

    If you are planning to build a new home, selecting your home site is important to the completed home and the design of the structure. Click through to listen to would-be buyers discussing the joys and challenges of a land purchase.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Much Money Should I Put Down on a Home?

    With so many types of mortgage loans and lender requirements, it’s hard to decide exactly how much you should be spending on a down payment. Is it advantageous to put the most money down? Click through to learn more about how much money you should really be putting down.

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  • 8 Organizing Tips to Make Your Mudroom Into a Stylish Foyer

    The entryway or mudroom is usually the toughest room to organize. It gets the most foot traffic and lots of clutter from shoes, coats, stacks of mail and more. However, there are ways to make your entryway flow nicely into the rest of your home. Click through for eight organizing tips to make your mudroom into a stylish foyer.

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  • Keep Your Home Safe for Pets

    Is your home safe for your furry, feathered or scaled friends? Creating a protected environment can be trickier than you think! Click through to see the best ways to make your home perfectly safe for your favorite animal companion.

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  • Smile on the Inside: Interior Decorating Ideas

    Interior decorating is a fun way to put some love into your home, bolstering the beauty of your rooms. But its rules can seem complex and unknowable, and the trends change all the time. Click through to learn some timeless decorating tips.

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  • 6 Ways to Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Spending a Fortune

    Cabinets are typically the feature that can make a kitchen look dated. Without the right cabinets, your kitchen can feel drab and tired, but installing new ones is a big financial commitment. Click through for six ways to transform your kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune.

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  • Is It Worth It to Improve Your Home or Move On?

    Weigh your options carefully before deciding whether to sell or remodel your home. Click through for our list of important variables to help you decide what steps you should take.

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  • It's Time to Renovate the Bathroom

    A well-designed, beautiful bathroom is the height of luxury. If your current bathroom doesn't spark excitement anymore, then it's time for an upgrade. Click through for some bathroom renovation ideas.

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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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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Do Repairs on My Home Before Putting It on the Market?

    Not all types of updates and repairs are necessary before listing your home for sale. There are projects you should definitely invest some time and money into, and others that are less important. Click through to learn about which repairs to your home you should do before putting it on the market.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Do You Have a Good Scenario for Selling Your Home?

    Have you ever wondered if there is some secret to selling you home? Are there tried-and-true methods to getting a home on the market and selling it quickly and painlessly? Click through for the best times to sell a home. 

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  • How Do Home Improvement Loans Work?

    Curious about some of the options out there to finance a home remodel? If you don't have a large reserve of cash to complete all your home improvement plans, there are loans that can help you out. Click through to learn how home improvement loans work.

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  • Get the Trend: French Country

    Are you in awe of some of the homes that feature French country decor? Including elements of this design trend in your home is simple, and even affordable. Click through to learn how to get the French country look in your own home.

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  • 6 Negotiating Tips Home Sellers Need to Know

    You want to make sure that you get a good deal when it comes to selling your home. That's why having a few negotiating tactics up your sleeve is a wise decision. Click through for six negotiating tips that will help you sell your home at a great price.

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  • What's the Deal With Reverse Mortgages?

    Reverse mortgages may offer relief to some homeowners, but to others, they can pose a trap to avoid. Click through to learn the benefits and drawbacks of reverse mortgages.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Invest in a Condo or a Co-Op?

    What’s more advantageous -- buying a condo or a co-op? Turns out the answer to this question isn’t a simple one. Click through to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of condos versus co-ops and which option is better for you.

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  • How to Score the Best Deals at Yard Sales

    Do you know how to score great items at yard sales? Click through for 6 tips that will help you find the best deals at garage and yard sales in your area.

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  • Got a Situation: A Fixer-Upper Podcast

    Buying a fixer-upper is not for everyone, but it can be a great deal for the right kind of buyer. Click through to listen to home purchasers discussing the advantages, and challenges, of buying a home that needs work.

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  • 7 Statistics About Credit Reports That May Scare You

    Your credit score affects your purchasing power, interest rates and more. Still, most of us don’t pay much attention to what our reports contain until a problem arises. Click through for some credit score essentials.

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  • How to Prep Your Home for Vacation

    Vacation can be stressful if you have to worry about whether you locked the door and turned off the stove. Prepare your home to fully enjoy your time away, and save some money while you’re at it. Click through for a checklist to ready your home for vacation.

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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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  • How to Add Drama to Your Front Door

    Looking for a little change to spruce up your home but don't want to dip into the retirement fund? Click through to learn how to spice up your exterior with simple projects that can be completed in a weekend.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Do I Avoid Disaster When Flipping a Home?

    A lot of TV shows make flipping a house look like a simple way to make a quick buck. But it can turn into a nightmare very quickly. Click through for 3 things to look out for when deciding if you should flip a home. 

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  • An Indoor Rainbow: Painting the Inside of Your Home

    Painting a wall or four is a great way to save money. Why hire professionals when you can do it yourself? But it's important to have a plan before throwing paint around. Click through for interior painting guidelines.

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  • How to Set Up Your Home Office

    Many people do some work from home, or need a space where they can sit down and organize their life. A home office blends function with inspiration and hopefully has something going for it that is more exciting than beige office walls. Click through for home office setup tips.

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  • 6 Home Design Concepts That Stand the Test of Time

    You want to add items to your home that you won’t have to replace once the trend has died out. Since redecorating is such a hassle and expensive, you should add pieces to your home that you know will stand the test of time. Click through for six home design concepts that are here for the long haul.

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  • Wow Your Guests! Fun Holiday Decorating Ideas

    Holiday decorations are manifestations of joy, celebration and good spirits—or maybe you just really want to impress the family coming to stay. No matter what, we have some ideas for you. Click through for some quick and easy holiday decorating tips.

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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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  • Thinking About Buying an Older Home? 4 Things to Consider First

    Have you fallen in love with an older, historic home? Older homes attract many homebuyers because of their charm and nostalgia, but they also have their drawbacks. Click through to learn four things you should consider before buying an older home.

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  • Man Caves and She Shacks: Your Personal Retreat

    Regardless of how much you love your partner, there are times in your week when you need some time alone. Click through to find out more about creating a solo retreat in your own home.

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  • Discover Which Type of Interior Design Fits Your Personality

    You want your home to reflect you and the things you like. But how do you narrow that down into a particular style? Click through to discover which type of interior design fits your personality. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Moving to a Bigger House?

    Are you planning to grow your family? Maybe you got a huge promotion and pay raise at work? Click through for 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine if now is a good time to buy a bigger house.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Way to Test a Property's Condition

    If you're considering buying a house that's more than a few years old, there may be some hidden problems that you'll want to uncover before making a purchase offer. Click through for 5 easy tests to check a property's condition.

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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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  • Create a Welcoming Outdoor Space with These 6 Steps

    You don't have to spend a lot to create a welcoming outdoor space, no matter where you live. Click through for some ideas to make the exterior of your home as inviting as the interior.

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  • How to Marie Kondo Your Kitchen

    You may have heard of the Marie Kondo method for organizing, and we're here to tell you that it works. Click through to learn how you can make simple changes to your kitchen that will fill the space with joy.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tax Time: Deducting Equity Loans

    Home equity loans have always been a popular way to pay for home improvements and other expenses, thanks in part to their tax advantages. But the rules have changed. Click through for the latest on home equity loans.

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  • What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

    Is your front door making the right statement about your home? Does it express your personality and complement your home's style? Click through to learn about color options for your front door and their hidden meanings.

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  • 5 Smart Home Upgrades Worth the Money

    Do you think adding smart technology to your house would be worth the money? It may give you the house of the future, today! Click through for more details on what kinds of upgrades are available.

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  • How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Kitchen

    If you’ve ever done any research into lighting options for your kitchen, you know that it’s trickier than just picking the one you like. That’s why we’ve rounded up the major categories of kitchen lighting to help you choose the option that’s right for you. Click through for a streamlined list of kitchen lighting options to help you in your search.

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  • Tax Time: Can You Still Reap Tax-Free Profits?

    There have been so many tax changes in recent months, that many homeowners are unsure about what is and is not deductible. Click through for a brief introduction on the tax implications of selling your home.

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  • How to Choose the Right Refrigerator

    Refrigerators vary widely in their quality, features and sizes. With so many options available, identifying the best fit can be a challenge. Click through for pointers in selecting your next fridge.

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  • Go Green: Know About These Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

    Most people don't enjoy cleaning the house, and harsh cleaning chemicals can affect your health and well-being. Have you considered using more organic cleaning products? Click through to learn about the top green cleaning products on the market.

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  • Tackling Pet Stains and Odors

    An inevitable part of being a pet owner is dealing with unpleasant stains. A multitude of products promise a glistening carpet and sparkling tile but don’t actually deliver. Click through to learn how to eliminate pet stains and odors once and for all.

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  • Give Yourself a Spa-style Bathroom

    Your bathroom can be an amazing retreat in the center of your own home, and there's no need to spend hundreds of dollars to be pampered when you can just stay home. Click through to see ideas for designing your own spa bathroom.

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  • 5 Design Tips to Make Small Living Feel Big

    The issue of space is top of mind for a lot of homeowners. If you live in a small home or apartment, chances are you want to make the most out of the space you have and you’d do anything to make your home feel bigger. Click through for 5 simple ways to make small living feel big!

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  • Discover Which Architectural Style Fits Your Personality

    Have you considered lots of different home styles but are unsure which option is best for you? We've broken down the characteristics of various architectural styles. Click through to learn which style fits your personality.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Moving: Should You Hire Movers or DIY?

    If you're planning a move, chances are you're also weighing the options of hiring movers or making it a DIY move. Click through for the ultimate guide to hiring movers or moving yourself.

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  • The Perfect Kid-Friendly Yard

    Do you want a safe place for your kids to play outside? You have to think about how you want to set up your backyard. Click through to see the best ways to make a kid-friendly outdoor play area at your home.

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  • Where to Splurge and Where to Save on Home Improvements

    It’s hard to know where your dollars are best spent when it comes to improving your home. There are even conflicting opinions out there about what upgrades offer the best ROI. Click through to learn which home improvements you should splurge on and where you should be more conservative.

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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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  • How to Stop Animals from Eating Your Plants

    Deer, rabbits and groundhogs are the most common culprits of poached plants and often see your garden as a free snack. Click through to learn how to prepare to defend yourself when spring comes.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is My Home's Lack of Curb Appeal Turning Away Buyers?

    The exterior of your home has a big impact on how fast your home sells. Avoid curb appeal mistakes before putting it on the market. Click through for 5 mistakes you might be making, which could be causing a slower sale of your home.

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  • How to Use Your Patio in Winter: An Outdoor Transformation

    Just because the warmer months have come and gone doesn't mean you have to abandon your outdoor spaces. There are some quick ways you can transform a patio or balcony to have an enjoyable atmosphere in winter. Click through to learn how to make your outdoor space suitable for winter.

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  • Are You Making Any of These 5 Organizing Mistakes?

    You might think you're doing the right things to keep your home organized, but there are some bad habits that many people fall victim to that will keep your house from ever being clutter-free. Click through to learn about five organization mistakes you could be making.

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  • Use This Checklist to Keep Your Bathroom Clean Around the Clock

    It can be tricky to keep your bathroom clean all the time. When life gets busy, chores get neglected. But with this weekly checklist, you can keep your bathroom clean around the clock! Click through for this checklist, to keep your bathroom fresh no matter what.

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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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  • 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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  • Space-saving Furniture Tips

    Small homes or awkwardly designed rooms can present a challenge when it comes to furniture design and storage. But it doesn't have to be that way. Click through for some space-saving furniture tips that will help you stay organized and help your home look great.

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  • Simplify and Downsize in Your House

    You don't have to sell your home and move into a postage stamp-sized house to take advantage of the downsizing trend. There are easier ways to "go small." Click through to see how you can simplify your existing home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Risky to Buy a New Home Before Selling My Current One?

    Should you stay or should you go? The answer depends on how much time and money you have available. Click through for information that will help you determine if now is a good time to move.

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