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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

What may seem like a good idea, often isn’t. Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners often make that prove it. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub Image: Realproimages.com If resale value is important to you, don’t get rid … Continue reading

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7 Household Expenses You’re Probably Wasting Money On

There are better ways to spend. The washer/dryer combo was perfect! Such a delightful way to brighten laundry day — with a cheerfully colored front-loader set. They could actually make laundry fun! “They were this gorgeous, greenish-teal, and they looked … Continue reading

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7 Projects That Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy

But not all are equal when it comes to investing in your home. Mow the grass, weed the garden, seal the deck, rake debris. You may spend plenty of time in your backyard, but if it’s all boot camp and … Continue reading

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10 Bathroom Materials That’ll Withstand Any Abuse

We don’t ask much from bathroom surfaces. Just that they be beautiful and withstand every cleaning chemical invented, steamy showers, piles of damp towels, and, did we mention, tantrum-induced line-drives with bath toys? Oh, and they should be easy to clean. … Continue reading

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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list … Continue reading

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16 Useful Rules Every Organized House Follows

Homes don’t clean themselves. But these rules (wake and make!) will make you feel like they do.   Here’s the thing you may have noticed about houses: They don’t clean themselves.  Which is unfortunate, because if houses cleaned themselves you could … Continue reading

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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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Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the … 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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