Home-Improvement

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Insider tips and tactics for buying a home in a seller's market

Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there.Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising.But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal on the home of your dreams. Here are some... read more
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5 deep-cleaning jobs that are oddly satisfying

Whether its scrubbing through grime to reveal a sparkling surface, cleaning dust bunnies from under appliances or organizing your pantry, theres something oddly satisfying about a deep clean.According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Clorox, lots of people get the good vibes flowing when its cleaning day. Seventy-one percent say it makes them feel relaxed, while...
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4 hot fireplace design trends

Like a moth to the flame, humans are inherently drawn to fire. In fact, often our favorite rooms in the home contain a fireplace, and many of our most memorable moments take place around the hearth. While the popularity of fireplaces has remained steadfast over the years, trends in their design and usage are constantly evolving.Weve seen more...
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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season.During the transition into digging season, Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, reminds...
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How many miles per gallon does your home get?

Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes.Most home buyers focus on price and payments, however, factoring in a homes energy consumption costs could save tens of thousands of...
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