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9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Fire Pits

Indoor evenings on the couch are so last year. Literally. Relaxing around a fire and under the stars is about to be the place for a perfect night. But a built-in fire pit can cost upward of $5,000 for an … Continue reading

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6 October Home Maintenance Tasks

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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Plan your Kitchen Remodel

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered … Continue reading

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Protect your Home From Severe Weather

Brown lawns. Flooded basements. Piles of snow dumped on your doorstep. Topsy-turvy weather can test your patience, and even put your home at risk. If a freak storm drops in your area, will your home be up to the challenge? … Continue reading

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From Fixer-Upper to Dream Home

That moment when you realize the home you want to buy is not the home you can afford: What do you do? Eve and Jason Trombley didn’t give up. Nor did they wait until they could save up for their … Continue reading

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What does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover?

What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire Lightning Windstorm (unless you live in … Continue reading

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To Zillow or Not to Zillow?

When looking for available homes in your area, the first website to appear on your browser will likely be Zillow. You may peruse the user-friendly site, find a home you love, and contact the listing agent only to find that … Continue reading

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Wind Resistant Trees

Don’t spend your time during a storm side-eyeing the towering elm beside your driveway, worried it might fall. These five arborist-approved trees stand sturdy through the strongest winds and drenching rains — and give your curb appeal extra oomph. Tulip … Continue reading

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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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