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Thursday 02/13/2020
Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

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Energy-Efficient Ideas to Upgrade Your Home
Posted: February 13, 2020

(Family Features) Energy bills are likely among the largest expenses for homeowners, but you can take action to lower those costs. During a remodel, a certified contractor can help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting appliances, windows and insulation for your projects.

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Updating your laundry room with a distinctive design and increased functionality can be one of the most exciting ways to refresh your home. Chic decor and elements of personal style can transform a dull, tired space into a luxurious retreat you may find yourself sneaking off to. Use these five tips to breathe new life into a room that is often forgotten.

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Home Upgrades that Really Work
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces

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Sustainable Home Upgrades for Better Health
Posted: February 13, 2020

(Family Features) When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

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Wednesday 02/12/2020
A DIY fire pit creates a welcoming outdoor retreat
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - The outdoor living trend continues to flourish with homeowners desiring exterior spaces that are beautiful and inviting while also increasing a property’s overall value. Providing a gathering place and focal point for the yard, fire pits are one of the most requested outdoor features. In fact, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits are one of the most popular outdoor design elements among homeowners.

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Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

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Going Green with Natural Stone
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) The 2017 color of the year, revealed by the Pantone Color Institute is a near-avocado hue called “Greenery.”

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Renovations in Every Room
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) If your favorite room is outdated and dingy, a renovation may be all you need to make the old feel new and to fall in love with your home all over again.

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Wednesday 02/05/2020
Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a mortgage payment.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Storage Stunners for Every Room
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Looking to overcome your storage dilemma with more than a metal rack or a makeshift cubby? Take your cue from these design pros. Throughout the home, they’re creating functional and beautiful storage stunners. How? They’re doing it with all-natural cypress. And you can, too!

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Friday 11/08/2019
Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - A national housing survey found 88 percent of Hispanics felt homeownership was a good long-term investment, with 92 percent reporting they planned to be homeowners.

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Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - A national housing survey found 88 percent of Hispanics felt homeownership was a good long-term investment, with 92 percent reporting they planned to be homeowners.

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Friday 11/01/2019
Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Whether you are thinking of selling your home next year, or simply looking to update certain elements, investing in your exterior will deliver a return on your investment in both resale value and enjoyment.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
How to Buy A House Without Draining Your Savings
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - Erin, who works at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, had been toying with the idea of buying her first home. She was 32 years old, and was very aware that the Durham housing market was heating up.

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Thursday 10/24/2019
5 Ways to Reap the Benefits of Natural Light [Slideshow]
Updated: October 29, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 09/12/2019
10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Your Family?
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home.  

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Thursday 08/08/2019
Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home
Posted: August 08, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

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Tuesday 07/30/2019
Readiness Checklist: 5 Steps to Prep for Buying a Home
Posted: July 30, 2019

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

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