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A home expert shares top tips for a worry-free vacation

When its time to embark on your well-deserved getaway, the last thing you want is to worry about the things that could go wrong at your unattended house.Its pretty common to wonder if everything is OK while you're on vacation, says Chip Wade, an HGTV expert. Especially since there are plenty of hair-raising tales out there of people discovering a bad situation awaits them at home, from burst water pipes to a break-in.If you have this nagging thought following you... read more
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Why would manufactured homes require a title?

On June 15, 1976, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instituted the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards — more commonly referred to as the HUD Code.With these regulations, HUD defined the safety and quality standards required for construction of a manufactured home.This was a pivotal moment for the manufactured home industry. Prior to...
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6 ways to revive your home with essential oils

Essential oils, highly concentrated essences of plants, have the power to improve our lives, revive our spaces and boost our mood, whether it's through diffusing them to add a fresh scent to the kitchen, creating a spa-like oasis in your bathroom or whipping up DIY cleaning products to use all over your home."How we care for the everyday...
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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...
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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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