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    How to determine the true value of home improvements

    (BPT) - As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending in 2015. It’s news like this that may have you contemplating an update to your house. Even if you plan to stay in your home for years to come, it’s important to consider which home remodeling projects offer the potential for a positive return on investment.

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    One smart update can upgrade your entire home

    (BPT) - If your home is 10 years old or older, your garage door is probably a plain-Jane raised-panel steel door that adds little or nothing to the overall design of your house.

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    Will Your Home Withstand Storm Season? Six Tips to Help You Prepare

    (StatePoint) Year after year, Americans from Tornado Alley to the Gulf Coast to the metropolises of the Eastern Seaboard witness storms that cause millions in damage and loss of life. However, no matter where you live, or what type of extreme weather you may face, there are things you can do to protect your home and family from the worst.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Upgrade your entryway with simple DIY projects
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 12:30 am

(BPT) - You only get one chance to make a first impression and that first statement for your home begins with your front door. Fortunately, there are a few simple projects to help welcome your family and friends into your home with style.

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Five Hints To Help You Save Energy And Money
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

(NAPSI)—Everyone has the opportunity to help improve the environment—to save energy and money while knowing you’re helping to save the planet—not only during April, the month that features Earth Day, but year-round.

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Dehumidifiers Add Comfort, Keep Humidity In Check
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

(NAPSI)—No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 12:31 am

(Family Features) Inspired by neighbors, home improvement shows and social media channels like Pinterest and Houzz, today’s homeowners are entering the deck planning and building process more informed than ever before. But sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what’s really hot for today’s outdoor spaces – and to choose what’s right for your home.

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Garden-Inspired Gifts for Mom
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 12:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a mom who has it all, or just the right way to express your love and appreciation, this Mother’s Day you can give a gift that keeps on growing with items inspired by the garden.

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Enjoy Backyard Family Time
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 12:31 am

(Family Features) A lush, healthy landscape is the perfect setting for making family memories. In fact, more than half of Americans say their yard is their favorite place at home to spend quality time with family.

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5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal, Value
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

(Family Features) Whether you're planning to list your home for sale soon or you're simply working to maintain features that attracted you to the charming abode in the first place, careful attention to curb appeal is a must.

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Spring Project Breakdown
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

(Family Features) As a kickoff to home improvement season, there are many home updates homeowners are undertaking. But before you grab your toolkit or enlist the help of a professional, do your wallet a favor, and conduct a little research.

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Outdoor Oasis
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

(Family Features) Creating a perfect outdoor oasis — the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining — requires careful planning for the entire space. While the arrival of spring is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape elements, don’t overlook the finer details, such as the furniture and accessories, that truly bring an outdoor space to life.

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Maximizing Your Storage Space
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

(Family Features) A recent study found that 50 percent of homeowners claim their garage is the most disorganized place in the home. In addition, The Department of Energy cites 25 percent of people with two-car garages have too much clutter to leave room for cars, while 32 percent only have room for one vehicle. Isn’t it time to do something about the mess? This year, focus your efforts on maximizing storage space in the garage.   

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Plan now for your big move this summer
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - The big move – it should be in all-caps and announced with a deep, authoritative voice. THE BIG MOVE. And it's coming to your family soon. It might be from one house to another across town, or it might involve crossing many state lines. No matter the distance, amount of belongings or number of people, your big move is going to be a big deal.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
4 Surprising Tips You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a House
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Insider tips -- who doesn't love a good (legal) one?

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Buyer Beware: Termite Inspections a Necessity for Spring House Hunters
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 12:31 am

(NewsUSA) - A home is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their lifetime. However, dream homes can quickly turn to nightmares if destructive termites find their way into the structure.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
How to secure the home loan you need
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 12:32 am

(BPT) - Springtime represents new beginnings and is the prime time to get the house in order. Whether you’re looking to make a first-time purchase, refresh an existing home or simply leverage built-up equity for other reasons, it’s important to figure out which path is right for you and understand the lending options available.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
5 upgrades for under $5,000 to put your home at the top of every buyer's list
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - It’s a sobering truth of real estate that sellers often have to spend money to make money. Even if your home is relatively new, you still face costs associated with getting it ready to show, such as repainting interior rooms or hiring professional cleaners and stagers. If your home could use some TLC and updating, spending as little as $5,000 on key upgrades could improve its appeal for buyers – and ensure a speedier sale at a better price.

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5 home-improvement projects to help sell your home
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - The real estate market has improved across much of the country, but homeowners thinking about listing their homes this summer need to stay competitive to attract buyers. Buyers are looking for long-term homes, ones they want to stay in for years while raising their children, or settling down and retiring.

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This top garage trend keeps gaining momentum
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - The carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe; classic style elements that never go out of fashion.

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Creating an island paradise: Tips for adding an island in your kitchen renovation
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, reclaimed wood flooring and accents, and top-of-the-line, high-tech appliances – what more do you need to make your kitchen renovation perfect? How about adding an island? Designers and builders across the country are pointing to the addition of an island as the must-have upgrade for kitchen renovations this year.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Giving the Elderly a Lift -- In Their Home
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
What's up in roofs? Metal growing in popularity
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - It’s hard to believe, but the 2013-14 polar vortex wasn’t all bad. Sure, it brought North America record cold and snow, in one of the worst winters ever. But the weather phenomenon’s silver lining was in persuading many homeowners it was time to forever abandon their conventional roofs for something better. That "something" is the increasingly popular metal roof.

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