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    Simple solutions to create a modern home oasis

    (BPT) - When people think of modern homes, many picture classic floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white rooms and contemporary furniture. The reality is, adding modern touches to your home does not require a rebuild, a huge investment or a blank space. A few design tips and simple swaps can transform your existing space into an updated, modern oasis.

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    Staying secure beyond National Home Safety Month

    (BPT) - Assessing and updating your home’s security measures should be a year-round focus for homeowners. While timely reminders, such as National Home Safety Month, are great for encouraging immediate action, these considerations should remain top-of-mind 365 days of the year.

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    Home renovations to fit the ‘new normal’ of homeownership

    (BPT) - With people across the country spending more time at home than ever before, home improvement projects are increasingly becoming top of mind for homeowners. Despite the financial difficulties brought on by the pandemic, 77% of homeowners say their home renovation budget for 2020 is the same or greater than last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

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Wednesday 07/08/2020
Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too.

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Add Natural Light to Any Room
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home can help make spaces feel larger and more inviting. An option like Sun Tunnel Skylights from Velux are a cost-effective, healthy way to transform nearly any room by funneling natural light from the roof through the attic to the area below.

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Productive Paint Projects
Posted: July 08, 2020

(Family Features) With many homeowners seeking to renovate or reshape the look of their homes, one common project stands above many others: painting.

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Practical Home Upgrades to Improve Function and Ambiance
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Homeowners tackling interior upgrades often focus their attention on two of the most-used rooms the in the house: the kitchen and bathroom. Tailoring these rooms to your personal preferences may enhance your enjoyment of the space, but most experts recommend thinking long term for the biggest return on your investment.

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Keep Safe with Home Upgrades This Summer
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Extra time around the house this summer may be welcome for avid DIYers. With lists of upgrades and renovations to tackle, homeowners can rely on portable generators to power tools such as drills, circular saws and more when working outside.

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4 Tips for Planning a Summer Family Vacation
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) As stay-at-home orders ease, many families are eager to get out of the house and hit the road for a summer trip. However, vacation will most likely look different this year as families looking to get away may stay closer to home and take extra precautions.

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Smart Summer Skin Care
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

Get back to basics with warm weather skin care tips

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Wednesday 07/01/2020
20 Tips for Fuel Safety Month
Posted: July 01, 2020

(StatePoint) This July will mark the first annual Fuel Safety Month, serving as an important reminder that handling any type of fuel requires caution.

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4 Creative Ways to Drive Website Traffic
Updated: July 06, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Consistent website traffic is an essential building block for a successful online business. While paid ads and search engine optimization are valuable strategies, there are some lesser known, but equally effective, ways to attract potential customers to your website or funnel.

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The Business of Reading
Updated: July 06, 2020 - 2:31 am

5 impactful books for building your small business

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Friday 06/05/2020
4 easy steps to a chemical-free backyard
Updated: July 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families.

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Wednesday 06/03/2020
5 ways to go green and stay comfortable at home
Updated: July 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 05/27/2020
5 Ways to Master a Move
Posted: May 27, 2020

(StatePoint) While real estate agents report that far fewer people than normal have been moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, that may soon change. A recent Harris Poll found that nearly a third of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to less densely populated cities in the wake of the pandemic. Others may not be fleeing the pandemic but simply want or need to move, either for a job change or other reason.

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Tuesday 05/19/2020
Is your home ready for hail and high winds? 3 ways to make sure
Updated: July 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Severe thunderstorms are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to government data that point to more than 16,000 incidents of damaging wind and 5,000 large hail reports in the U.S. last year alone.

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Thursday 04/30/2020
Take care of your car – starting with your driveway
Updated: July 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - After the snow and ice has melted away each spring, drivers and homeowners around the country are left with their aftermath — annoying and destructive potholes.

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Monday 04/27/2020
Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know
Posted: April 27, 2020

(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed real estate transactions across the country, some still need to buy or sell their homes. It’s critical to understand the pandemic’s impacts on real estate, from simply touring a home to the ability to close transactions.

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Tuesday 01/28/2020
Fully Escorted Tours Introduce Retirees to Costa Rica
Updated: March 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Retirees seeking comfortable climates, relaxed lifestyles, and affordable, quality medical care might find a hidden gem in Costa Rica.

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Friday 12/13/2019
Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year
Posted: December 13, 2019

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

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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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