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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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4 To-Dos for Hot Summer Days

When it’s hot outside, smart homeowners focus their energies inside on these four tasks. You know: Like taking advantage of your nice, cool basement. #1 Organize the Basement    The two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

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Guide to Paint Finishes

Choosing the wrong type of paint finish could mean a do-over that costs twice as much. There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher … Continue reading

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Renovations That Can Hurt Home Value

Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future. And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s … Continue reading

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7 Painting Hacks to Get the Look of a Pro — Without the Pro Price

Like this easy hack: coat paint brushes in fabric softener to keep bristles soft. A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue. Use these easy painting hacks, to … Continue reading

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front … Continue reading

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Organize Your Home In a Month In Less Than an Hour a Day

Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch. But “get organized”? It’s a goal so broad that just trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Best Time Of The Year To Buy Things For Your Home

Buying stuff can be stressful. Knowing the best time of the year to buy appliances and other household items can lessen the anxiety. Furniture:  You could save 30% to 60% buying furniture in January and July, as stores try to … Continue reading

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