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Sunday 03/29/2015
Ways to Recycle at Home
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 12:32 am

(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.

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How Green Is Your House?
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 12:32 am

(Family Features) Living an eco-friendly lifestyle starts at home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation’s total energy consumption. Adopting an earth-first, energy saving mindset will let you make adjustments around your home so that you can feel good about your family’s contributions to protect the environment.

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Unexpected Guests?
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 12:32 am

(Family Features) You just heard that your mother-in-law is coming for an extended visit. Instead of freaking out because your guest room is currently being used as an oversized storage bin, take advantage of this opportunity to organize the space into a welcoming, comfortable haven for guests – in-laws or otherwise.

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Easy Ways to Enhance Outdoor Spaces
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 12:32 am

 (Family Features) The arrival of sun and climbing temperatures mark the end of months in hibernation and the ideal time to refresh your outdoor living space. While constructing a new deck can be a major undertaking, the planning process doesn’t have to be, thanks to a wealth of online tools and resources available at your fingertips. In fact, it’s now possible to design the deck of your dreams entirely on your favorite electronic device.

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Planning Some Home Renovation? Here Are Some Tips To Help You Save Time and Money, and Hopefully Avoid Mistakes on Your Next Flooring Project
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 12:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve repainted the walls, added new furniture and changed your sofa pillows, yet something is still amiss in your home, consider that large surface area: the floor. Floors set the tone of your living space.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Four Steps To A Neater House And More Free Time
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 12:31 am

(NAPSI)—New research by UCLA-affiliated anthropologists found that most American families are overwhelmed by clutter and can’t even find room to park their cars in the garage because of all the stuff they’ve stuffed in there.

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Sunday 03/22/2015
Get Your Garage Safe for Spring
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 12:31 am

(Family Features) When you throw open the windows to welcome spring breezes, you’ll likely be spending more time with the garage door open, too. Make access to all your outdoor equipment safer with these tips to ready your garage for spring.

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Healthy Spring for House Plants
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 12:31 am

(Family Features) When the invigorating air of spring arrives, remember that you’re not alone in wanting to soak up that refreshing warm breeze. Your houseplants are eager for a break from winter, too.

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Is your money going out the window? It won't with energy-efficient windows
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - One of the largest contributors to a home’s energy efficiency is its windows. Energy-efficient windows can lower your energy costs and increase your home’s comfort while reducing your carbon footprint and increasing your home’s value.

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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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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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Thursday 02/12/2015
8 ways first-time homebuyers can make themselves mortgage-ready
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

(BPT) - It’s rare to get something right the very first time you try it, but when it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes. One in four first-time homebuyers say they are completely unfamiliar with the mortgage financing process, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Even among those with an understanding of the overall process, the report found that many first time homebuyers still had significant knowledge gaps in important areas such as available mortgage rates, closing costs, down-payment requirements and income required to qualify for a loan.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Bathroom bliss: Upscale touches top manufactured homes trends in 2015
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:32 am

(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Busting first-time homebuyer myths
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 12:31 am

(BPT) - When buying a first home, most people are making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. Without home buying experience, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.

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