Is Your Lawn Suffering Summer Burnout?

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

By John Voket

It happens every year: your lawn burns out, browning as it succumbs to summer heat. What’s a homeowner to do?

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Q: When is the best time to refinance?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Many people flock to refinance while mortgage interest rates are low, particularly when rates are two percentage points below their existing home loans.

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7 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

 7 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

By Barbara Pronin

If you are always short of cabinet and counter space, it’s time to de-clutter the kitchen. But that’s a chore that seems to get relegated to, ‘someday.” The job may be easier if you know where to start, say consumer editors at Country Living Magazine.

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Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones

(Family Features)—You’ve been taught from childhood to turn off the lights when you leave a room to save energy and money. Now, technology is allowing homeowners to apply those years of training to managing energy consumption – and comfort – on a room-by-room basis throughout the house.

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Top 6 Landscape Trends 2016

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Lux lighting and edible arrangements are on the rise this year, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals' list of the top landscape design trends for 2016, a gathering of data based on current consumer demands and lifestyle trends, as well as broader horticultural, architectural and design factors.

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Want to Lower Energy Bills for Good?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Want to Lower Energy Bills for Good? Small Improvements Equal Big Returns

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5 DIY Projects for DIYers

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Everything and the Kitchen Sink: 5 Projects for DIYers

(BPT)—Much of the expense of a kitchen renovation comes from the labor involved—but many remodeling projects, such as backsplash installment or cabinet refurbishment, can be completed by homeowners with DIY experience. If you’re of the “can-do” variety, consider “hiring out” the following projects—to yourself!

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By Kyle Hannegan

In today’s competitive market with such low inventory and high demand from buyers, many sellers are receiving multiple offers on their home. But if you’re a seller, which offer should you choose? While you may think the obvious answer is to go with the highest offer, it is actually more complicated than that. Here are some tips to help you navigate any multiple-offer situation:

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Bigger, Better Remodels: Who to Hire and How to Do It

The bigger, the better. That’s the sentiment many of us agree on when it comes to remodeling, according to a recently released National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey indicating a rise in additions and whole-house remodels. Remodeling spending is following suit, reports the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, up to $325 billion by the beginning of 2017.

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5 Tips for a Smooth Home Purchase

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

5 Tips for a Smooth Home Purchase

If you’re planning on purchasing a home this year, here are a few tips to keep things moving smoothly throughout the process.

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