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House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — its easy to fall in love.Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, its smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight.... read more
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4 tips for protecting your home this season and beyond

Winter is in full swing and extremely cold temperatures continue to grip much of the U.S.; which mean hats, gloves and high home maintenance bills could be in your future. According to recent data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016 severe winter weather cost homeowners more than $1.7 billion in property damages. While the seasonal shift can...
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Transform the look and feel of your kitchen with an updated sink

While everyone would love a complete kitchen makeover, you can still freshen and update the look of this room by taking on smaller projects.The perfect place to start is the kitchen sink. Most people dont realize it, but a well-chosen sink has the potential to create the perfect focal point, and transforms the look and feel of one...
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Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter

For the avid DIYer in you, the winter season may cause a little anxiety while youre cooped up inside and unable to tackle those outdoor projects youd love to finish. The good news, however, is that the inside of your home needs just as much DIY attention as the outside — sometimes more — and the winter is...
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Deliver curb appeal with a DIY block mailbox

Weve all heard the old adage, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Well, that statement holds true when youre talking about a home. Whether its the landscaping, the siding, the front door, the windows, the paint, the driveway or the outdoor furniture, the initial reaction to the exterior appearance of a home is permanent....
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