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    5 tips for settling into your new home

    (BPT) - Though summer is winding down, for many families, hectic moving schedules are still underway. Whether you are moving this season or planning for a move in the near future, consider some helpful guidelines on packing up, moving out and settling in without a hitch — plus, the latest technologies to turn your new house into a home.

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    Top Home Improvements that Help Sell Your Home

    (StatePoint) While certain home upgrades provide obvious aesthetic enhancements, it’s important to ensure the projects are worth the expense.

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    3 steps to prepare your credit for homeownership

    (BPT) - Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, and maybe it’s one of yours as well. Making this dream a reality requires hard work, dedication and the proper preparation. You must figure out where you want to live, what type of home you desire, what you can afford and also how your credit rating may impact your home-purchasing goals.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Easy grout makeover brings new life to tile
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - One of the most economical improvements a homeowner can make to a kitchen or bath is refreshing the grout instead of replacing the tile. Mechanically removing and replacing grout can cost as much as $20 per square foot and complete demolition can seem out of reach when you are on a budget. However, there are penny-wise alternatives that are simple do-it-yourself solutions that can typically be achieved in a day.

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Monday 08/24/2015
8 Ways to Bring Big Style to Small Spaces
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) As college students prepare to move into dorm rooms and apartments, they trim their packing lists and often sacrifice style due to space restraints. Although it may seem difficult to bring big style into tight quarters, there are several small things you can do to bring your personality to life on move-in day.

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7 Safety Tips to Prepare Your Family for the Unexpected
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) When weather or other unforeseen circumstances cause a power outage, a portable generator may be the perfect solution. Although there are many benefits to using a generator as a temporary power source, some may be unaware of the dangers.

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Choose the Right Lighting for Your Home
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

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

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7 Painting Projects for Weekend Warriors
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Homeowners are often advised to keep the home neutral and avoid decorating with anything too bold or personal. But in order to make a house your home, the decor should reflect your personality and style. The good news is you don't have to make permanent commitments. Paint is an easy and cost-effective way to infuse color and patterns that transform the aesthetic of a room or piece of furniture.

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Amp Up Your Body and Mind Outdoors
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) It’s no secret that spending time outdoors is good for your health and well-being. From taking in fresh air during a walk through the park to taking advantage of the outdoor recreation facilities in your community, getting outside does a body good.

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Detect, Destroy Mold for Better Health
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Mold in your home is a serious matter that can cause not only substantial property damage, but also significant harm to your health. Any mold infestation requires immediate attention and cleanup, but it could be growing in a place you cannot see and still affect your health.

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5 Pops of Pattern to Instantly Upgrade Interiors
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) No matter where you turn, pattern inspiration is all around you – from modern architecture and traditional flooring to animal furs, floral arrangements and fashion runways. As homeowners and designers look to personalize spaces and create impactful interiors, patterns are being replicated with paint on walls, floors, furniture and more.

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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Cooling System Troubles—Should You Repair Or Replace It?
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Faced with a costly repair bill, it’s natural to ask whether to repair or replace a cooling system. The following questions can help you make an informed decision.

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5 simple design tricks to revamp your home
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Whether you’ve just moved into a home or you’ve lived there for years, it might be time for a design tune-up. While many may think tackling their home décor takes a bundle of time, money and expertise, it doesn’t have to be so frightening. You don’t need to spend a fortune or go to design school to breathe a little life into your home.

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Tuesday 07/14/2015
August is National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to Give Your Home a Facelift
Updated: July 14, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Want to get your home noticed? There are many ways to add value and design appeal to your house’s exterior, and doing so is important, say experts.

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Monday 07/06/2015
Thinking of Buying a Home? What to Know Now
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country. If these facts are tempting you to take the plunge, you’re not alone.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
More Millennials Entering Housing Market
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Millennials sometimes get stereotyped as indifferent social media addicts who shun the traditional nine-to-five, but new statistics suggest they might be maturing.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Expand Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 11:19 am

(NewsUSA) - Don't let concerns about complexity keep you from the benefits of investing in real estate. The advantages of investment properties include rental income, value appreciation and equity growth, and locating, buying and managing property isn't as complicated as most people imagine.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Considering home improvements? Out-of-the-ordinary upgrades can enhance livability and value
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Perhaps your home is in pretty good shape – newish roof, well-maintained furnace and air-conditioning, and fresh paint throughout. Or maybe you’ve bought a brand-new house that’s move-in ready. Even though you don’t really need to do a thing to the home, you may still have the urge to update. But what can you do when everything is already just about perfect?

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Monday 06/01/2015
5 tips for a seamless moving process
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere new is an exciting, yet intimidating task. Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, you’re bound to experience all the ups and downs of the moving process. Between the packing, moving and eventual unpacking, the process seems never ending.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

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Monday 05/18/2015
How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a challenge to tackle. Luckily, there are surprisingly simple methods to erase them for good. Here are a few tips to freshen up the most stubborn spots in your home.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Smart Ways to Spruce up a Small Space
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Giving a design facelift to small spaces may seem challenging. But you can make more of every square inch with creative solutions.

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