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11 Easy-Up, Easy-Down Décor Hacks for Stress-Free Holidays

Give or take a Scrooge or two, everybody loves the holidays: Decorating the tree, hanging lights, hanging holly … all those things! But you know what nobody loves? Taking all those things down. Because, wow, what an unorganized mess. Before you go all … Continue reading

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6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or … Continue reading

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You Could Be Wrecking Your Home & Not Know It

First-time homeowners often make these 9 common — and avoidable — mistakes. Don’t be one of them. You haven’t felt like this since you were a teenager. You have a crush on your new house. (You’re officially a home buyer … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You’ll Regret Painting Your Brick House

The best paint for brick? No paint at all (in most cases). Here’s why. Brick, brick, brick. All the homes in your neighborhood are brick. You’re itching to paint over that red-orange-brown color palette so your home’s personality can shine … Continue reading

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8 Popular Tips That Cost Homeowners More in the Long Run

Hacks and advice that are more hurtful than helpful. You’re always on the lookout for smart ideas and hacks to manage your home (and save money!) — whether that means listening to the wisdom of your parents who’ve owned a … Continue reading

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10 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements for This Winter

Posted in Remodeling Adviser, by Blog Contributor on January 30, 2017 While a lot of people use the New Year as a way to make improvements to their health or personal life, this is also a great time of year … Continue reading

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Why Spending Money on Fancy Bath Salts Can Help Sell Your House

You’re not just selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle.  A pretty jar of bath salts can help evoke a sense of luxury, which is just the vibe you want when trying to entice potential buyers. Image: Liz Foreman for … Continue reading

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7 Tips for a Perfect Holiday Home for Not-So-Perfect People

Here’s how to cope with your never-ending to-do list. Whoa, December. You have 27 holiday parties to attend, a nine-hour baking marathon, and oh yeah, the kids are out of school and underfoot. Spending time on your house is just … Continue reading

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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Skip potential trouble by doing these 6 things When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my … Continue reading

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